If some schools can overcome the powerful and pervasive effects of poverty to become high performing, shouldn't any school be able to do the same? Shouldn't we be compelled to learn from those schools? In their book, Turning High-Poverty Schools Into High-Performing Schools, authors Dr. William Parrett and Dr. Kathleen Budge build on long-standing work done by organizations like the Education Trust to provide an analysis and toolkit for understanding how schools all over the United States are realizing outstanding student achievement results among their high-poverty student populations. Register now to experience a powerful virtual learning experience and learn how to help all of your students succeed — and how you and your school can adopt the same practices no matter what socio-economic climate students live in.
Presenters: Dr. William Parrett is the Director of the Boise State University Center for School Improvement & Policy Studies. Dr. Kathleen Budge is the Department Chair & Associate Professor of the Leadership Development Program at Boise State University. Bill and Kathleen’s newest best-selling book, Disrupting Poverty: 5 Powerful Classroom Practices, was honored as an ASCD Member book and provided to over 50,000 educational leaders and classroom teachers worldwide as a part of its official release in January of 2018. Their previous book, the award-winning Turning High-Poverty Schools Into High-Performing Schools, provides a “Framework For Action” that has been adopted throughout the nation to guide lasting improvement and student success in high-poverty schools.