"I look forward to the conference annually. I respect the sense of urgency and no-nonsense format each session represents. Limited vendor floor space is certainly a plus. This is a conference/organization/think tank for those who are SERIOUS about the work of closing the achievement gap. Please continue the work!"
–District Office Staff

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Welcome From Kati Haycock

Every fall, from all across the country, educators and activists working toward the shared goal of closing opportunity gaps gather at the Education Trust’s national conference for two days of learning, sharing, and just plain inspiration.

I never cease to be moved by the outstanding work going on in schools and communities to close gaps and raise achievement for all students. This gathering is a powerful reminder of where that work happens and who’s leading it: ordinary people—educators and advocates—with extraordinary grit and the extraordinary results to prove it.

If you are making change where you live, but would like to make even more, please join us in Baltimore this October at the Education Trust’s national conference: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Results. There, you will connect with the hardest-working group of champions for educational equity in this country—ordinary people who get extraordinary results for low-income students and students of color.

You’ll find inspiration—from people who never lose sight of where we’re headed, and never forget for a second why all of our kids need the same opportunities for high achievement. You’ll find the information and tools that will feed your own work—practical and applicable, for principals, community activists, district leaders, state advocates, and teachers.

Finally, whether you come alone or as part of a school or community team, you’ll become a part of a growing national network of like-minded people: advocates, researchers, and educators. People, like you, who advance equity every day.

Together, we can produce extraordinary change; alone, we never will. Come join us.

Kati Haycock
The Education Trust

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2013 Concurrent Sessions and Presentations

2012 Conference Highlights

The Education Trust promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels—pre-kindergarten through college. Our goal is to close the gaps in opportunity and achievement that consign far too many young people—especially those from low-income families or who are black, Latino, or American Indian—to lives on the margins of the American mainstream.