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Global Lessons for America’s High Schools

Event, Webinar

Event Details

May 18, 2017

 Global Lessons for America’s High Schools

Peter Kannam
, Managing Partner, America Achieves
Jackie MacFarlane, Senior Research Associate, Policy Studies Associates, Inc.
Rene Sanchez, EdD, Principal, Chavez High School, Houston Independent School District (TX)
Winsome Waite, PhD, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy, Alliance for Excellent Education

On May 18, 2017 the Alliance for Excellent Education and America Achieves held a webinar on how high schools are using global best practices to change classroom instruction and improve student outcomes.

Panelists discussed specific instructional practices and strategies highlighted in a new report by Policy Studies Associates (PSA), including communication strategies at the district and school levels, using data to drive improvement, engaging students through technology and real-life connections, and differentiating instruction to address differences in students’ needs.

The webinar documented both the “what” and “how” of instructional practice, providing practitioners with global best practices—big and small—to consider from their respective vantage points within their classroom, school, or system. Panelists also addressed questions from the online audience.

Please direct questions concerning the webinar to If you are unable to watch the webinar live, an archived version will be available at approximately 1–2 business days after the event airs.

Additional Resources

The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC–based national policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those who are traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.

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America Achieves is a unique nonprofit accelerator that brings together exceptional educators and other leaders with game-changing ideas, results-oriented funding, and strategic and operational support to drive success for students at scale.

If you are interested in renting the Alliance’s facilities for your next meeting or webinar, please visit our facilities page to learn more.