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2015 WPS General & Concurrent Session Presentations
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2015 WPS
General & Concurrent Session Presentations

Sunday General Session - Evolution of Federal Education Policy & State Perspectives on the Federal Role in Education











Christopher Cross, Cross & Joftus; James Harvey, National Superintendents Roundtable; Alan Ingram, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Molly Spearman (EPFP 05-06), South Carolina State Department of Education; Diane Stark Rentner, Center on Education Policy

Explore the history of the federal role in education and the current federal-state relationship. This session is designed to offer context to the WPS theme.

View Christopher Cross's presentation here.


Monday Concurrent Session - The Achievement Gap
Joseph Bishop, National Opportunity to Learn Campaign; Peggy Carr, U.S. Department of Education; Lisa Williams, Baltimore County Public Schools; Chad D'Entremont (EPFP 04-05), Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy

Hear the latest national data on the achievement gap and discuss broader equity issues that play a role in closing it. What do we know about achievement gap causes and solutions? Why does it persist? How do we best meet needs of students and close the gap?

View Joseph Bishop's presentation here.

View Lisa Williams's presentation here. 


Monday Concurrent Session - How 'Gross National Happiness' is Shaping School Reform in Bhutan
Sangay Zam (EPFP 14-15), Ministry of Education, Bhutan; Robert Monson (EPFP 88-89), Teachers College, Columbia University; Dan Schultz (EPFP 76-77), Michigan State University

Bhutan has gained significant attention for its pursuit of "Gross National Happiness." Hear from Bhutan's Secretary of Education on how the country's path to fulfilling its vision has led it toward school modernization (without Westernization), grounded firmly in the indigenous values of the country.

View Sangay Zam's presentation here.


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