K-12 Water Cooler and Equity Conference Wrap-Up Highlights from our Educational Equity Watercooler on February 22nd and 23rd.
Thank you for making the first K-12 Water Cooler and Equity Conference a success!
The California education system rarely hits the re-set button. But this is what we have done. We have:
- Created a new voluntary grade: transitional kindergarten for our 4-year olds.
- Developed new state standards for the classroom.
- Created a new structure for funding our schools.
- A new continuous and improvement system that challenges our previous notions of accountability.
Systemic change is hard.
Thank you so much for joining us for the first statewide K-12 Water Cooler and Equity conference. You were part of a special gathering of education leaders dedicated to assuring a high quality education for the 6.2 million children relying on
We offer a special thank you to our sponsors and members of the Steering Committee, whose commitment was instrumental for the launch of the K-12 Water Cooler and Equity conference.
Scroll down to view presenters’ slides and photos from the event.
K-12 Water Cooler & Equity Conference Agenda
The goal for the K-12 Water Cooler and Equity Conference was to create a safe space for big ideas. By uniting and working together, we want to ensure that all children in California will have access to a high quality and equitable education.
Lunch Keynote — Educational Equity
Presented by Christopher Edley, Jr., Opportunity Institute, Co-Founder and President.
Education — The California Way
Presented by Glen Price, California Department of Education, Chief Deputy.
Keynote: Excellence in Education — International Perspective
Presented by Pasi Sahlberg, Finnish Educator, Author and Scholar.