Educational Excellence through Equity

About Symposium

The 2015 Symposium on Educational Excellence Through Equity: Five Principles of Courageous Leadership to Guide Achievement for Every Student, July 28-29, 2015, features renowned authors Alan M. Blankstein and Pedro Noguera, together with award-winning educational scholars, district and school leaders and practitioners who will share strategies that have pursued equity and closed instructional and achievement gaps at all levels from multicultural K-12 districts and schools. 

Symposium leaders will challenge the zero sum myth, arguing that equity is truly the path to excellence for both low and high-achieving students, and our K-12 educational system overall. Participants will learn:

* Examples of high-leverage practices used by award-winning schools and districts, including de-tracking, leadership capacity development and deployment to build teacher efficacy and close gaps between schools, and successful innovations in curriculum and assessment design 
* Powerful classroom practices that lead to success for ELL, special Ed and underserved students as well as for their more privileged peers 
* System-level examples of how excellence is being achieved through equity at the district  level.

Symposium Sponsors:

Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators   

Abington School District

Delaware Valley Consortium for Excellence & Equity

Learning Outcomes of the Symposium include:

1. Learning about the impact of that demographic changes across the nation and region are having on public schools
2. Learning successful leadership strategies that help to overcome the challenges and barriers to implementing an equity strategy that leads to educational excellence for all students 
3. Learning how to successfully implement strategies that promote equity and improve outcomes for all children 
4. Learning together and developing actionable plans in either district/school teams or in job-alike groups that can be applied upon return to your district or school

Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership (PIL Act 48) Credit Available:

Pennsylvania school and district administrators may earn 30 hours in PDE Approved Act 48 PIL credits for attendance and participation at the Symposium and a follow up session. A $29 administrative fee is required for those seeking PIL Act 48 credit. Check the box indicating your interest in receiving PIL credit on the registration page.

Symposium Registration Pricing

Individual registration fee
PASA member or Excellence and Equity District Consortia member - $299
General Registration - $399

Team Registration (5 or more from same institution)
PASA member or Excellence and Equity District Consortia member - $279
General Registration - $379

Pennsylvania Act 48 PA Inspired Leadership (PIL) credit - $29 administrative fee


Have a schedule conflict??? Plan to attend the Education Through Excellence Summit in Midlothian, Virginia on July 23-24, 2015




Registration Closed

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
09:00 AM


Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
12:00 PM Eastern

Abington Senior High School, 900 Highland Avenue
Abington, PA

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