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Welcome Reception: Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 6:00pm

Start Time: Sep 15, 2017 8:30am

End Time: Sep 15, 2017 4:00pm

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What is Ed Trust—West’s
Education Equity Forum 2017?

Ed Trust–West’s Education Equity Forum will provide a dedicated space for participants to connect, converse, and collaborate with equity-focused educators from across the state of California. The forum will focus on College & Career Readiness efforts and feature innovative practices to advance educational equity for students of color and low-income students. School and district teams are encouraged to attend together to maximize the Forum’s interactive, capacity-building sessions and networking opportunities.

Featured speakers at the Education Equity Forum who are at the forefront of equitable educational change, will include:

Hosted by Ryan Smith

Executive Director of The Education Trust–West

Closing Keynote by Dr. John B. King Jr.

President and CEO of The Education Trust & former U.S. Secretary of Education in President Barack Obama’s Administration

Keynote Panel: Strengthening the pipeline for young men of color


Dr. Tyrone Howard

Professor of Education, Associate Dean of Equity and Diversity & Director of the Black Male Institute University of California, Los Angeles



Dr. Pedro Noguera

Distinguished Professor of Education University of California, Los Angeles


Dr. Terry K. Flennaugh

Assistant Professor of Race, Culture, & Equity in Education & Coordinator of Urban Education Initiatives Michigan State University 


Xilonin Cruz-Gonzalez

Vice President of the Azusa Unified School District  

California Equity Leadership Alliance (CELA) Town Hall


Nina Boyd

President of California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO)


Dr. David Verdugo

Executive Director of the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA)


Sherry Griffith

Executive Director of the California State Parent Teacher Association (CAPTA)


Vernon Billy

CEO & Executive Director of California School Boards Association (CSBA)


Dr. Wesley Smith

Executive Director of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)

Additional Featured Panelists

Dr. Sonja Brookins Santelises

CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools

Dr. Linda Murray

Retired Superintendent of San Jose Unified School District

Jorge Aguilar

Superintendent for Sacramento City Unified School District & Associate Vice Chancellor for Educational and Community Partnerships, UC Merced

Tameka McGlawn

 Director of Equity and Impact, for ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career


Hillary McLean

 Executive Vice President of the Linked Learning Alliance

The Education Equity Forum will provide educators and administrators with strategic ways to actively address disparities in opportunities and outcomes for California’s P-12 students. The Forum will include opportunities to hear from and interact with renowned education leaders from across the state and nation, including breakout sessions on how to support English learners, students of color, and low-income students. Breakout sessions will include pertinent topics such as: preparing all students for college and careers using A-G for All, leveraging science & math for English learner equity, and discussing equity initiatives in a town hall format with statewide education leaders from CASBO, ACSA, CSBA and the California State PTA.

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