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Upcoming Webinars: Homelessness, MetLife Teacher Survey, and International Lessons

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March 23, 2011 08:15 pm

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Foreclosed Futures, Part 1: The Impact of Homelessness on a Student’s Education
March 24, 2011, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Alliance for Excellent Education, in partnership with the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY), will be hosting “Foreclosed Futures,” a series of webinars on the issue of student homelessness. Please join us on Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, ET, for the first webinar in the series, “Foreclosed Futures, Part 1: The Impact of Homelessness on a Student’s Education.” During this webinar, Phillip Lovell, vice president of federal advocacy at the Alliance for Excellent Education and Barbara Duffield, policy director at NAEHCY, will feature the personal stories of four homeless students who will talk about what it means to be homeless, as well as the challenges they face to graduate from high school. This webinar will also provide an opportunity for Mr. Lovell and Ms. Duffield to address questions submitted by viewers across the country. Register and submit questions for the webinar.

The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: College and Career Readiness and the Implications for Teaching
March 25, 2011, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Please join the Alliance on Friday, March 25 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, ET for a webinar on the findings of the 2010 MetLife Survey of the American Teacher released this month in two parts. Part 1: Clearing the Path examines the importance of being college and career ready, what this level of preparation includes, and what it may take to get there. Part 2: Teaching Diverse Learners (coming March 23) looks at differences in student needs, how teachers address them, and how well students feel their needs are being met. William R. Hite, Jr., PhD, Prince George’s County Public Schools (Maryland); Kelly Kovacic, The Preuss School University of California–San Diego; Dana Markow, PhD, Harris Interactive; Susan Traiman, Business Roundtable; Dennis White, MetLife Foundation; and Bob Wise, Alliance for Excellent Education will discuss the survey findings and their implications for shaping educational policies, including key elements in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the nation’s primary federal law governing K–12 education. The webinar will also include a question and answer period to address questions submitted by viewers across the nation. Register and submit questions for the webinar.

Teacher and Leader Effectiveness: Lessons Learned from High-Performing Education Systems
March 28, 2011, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join the Alliance and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) for a webinar on Monday, March 28 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, ET, to discuss some of the lessons learned about teacher-effectiveness policy from Finland, Ontario, and Singapore. Linda Darling-Hammond from SCOPE and Robert Rothman of the Alliance, coeditors of the Alliance–SCOPE report, Teacher and Leader Effectiveness in High-Performing Education Systems, will present findings with video clips of senior policy officials who have studied the three systems. Alliance President Bob Wise will serve as moderator. The webinar will also provide an opportunity for Darling-Hammond and Rothman to address questions submitted by viewers across the country. Register for the March 28 webinar and ask questions.

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