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    Achievement Gap Panel Event

    Sponsored by the School of Education, Center for Excellence in Urban Teaching, and the Social Justice program of the College of Liberal Arts

    Conversations about how to close the "Achievement Gap" are going on in Minnesota, the region, and the nation.

    Yet how we are talking about and defining the "Achievement Gap" might differ from one group to the next. Efforts toward closing this gap are also different and have varying levels of success.

    Join us for a panel discussion with K-12 stakeholders on what lies behind this "Achievement Gap" and what efforts are being made in schools today towards closing it.

    Event Information

    Date: Monday, February 24, 2014
    Time: 5:00 to 7:30 p.m., light refreshments provided
    Location: Hamline University, St. Paul Campus, Klas Ballroom
    Cost: This event is free and open to the public.

    Panel Guests Include:

    • Grant Abbott, minister, co-convenor, Minnesota Achievement Gap Committee Panel
    • Craig Anderson, principal, Hamline Elementary, St. Paul
    • Stanley Brown, Coordinator of Equity and Inclusion, Hopkins High School
    • Patrick Duffy, principal, Clara Barton Open School, Minneapolis Public Schools
    • Karen Palmen, teacher, Central High School, St. Paul
    • Stacie Stanley, principal, Central Park Elementary, Roseville Area Schools

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    This event will focus on two questions:

    • What do we see as the critical factors affecting this "achievement gap"?
    • What efforts are being made toward closing the gap?

    In between each of the two topic questions, we will break for appetizers and casual conversation. We hope that our audience will walk away from this event with more complex ways to think about the "Achievement Gap" as well as with productive ideas to further explore and/or implement toward narrowing the divide in their respective institutions.

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