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, 2014Time: 5:00 to 7:30 p.m., light refreshments providedLocation: Hamline University, St. Paul Campus, Klas BallroomCost: 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 RSVP required. Space is limited. RSVP For This Event More on this Event 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.