Executive Director David Steiner addressed the importance of rigorous standards and high-quality curriculum and instruction with state and local leaders at the Alliance’s High School Advisory Group Meeting.
A Holistic Approach to Student Needs:
Community Schools and Integrated Student Support
Wednesday, September 27, 2017, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm
5:30 – 6:00 pm Reception
6:00 – 7:30 pm Public Forum
Johns Hopkins University, Mason Hall, Homewood Campus
This event will take place on the main campus, not at the School of Education.
Dr. Mary Walsh
Daniel E. Kearns Professor of Urban Education and Innovative Leadership
Boston College Lynch School of Education
Director, Center for Optimized Student Support
Dr. Alanna Bjorklund-Young
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Education
Senior Research and Policy Analyst, Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy
Principal Samuel Rather II
Award-winning community schools principal
Calvin M. Rodwell Elementary School, Baltimore
Bronwyn Mayden, MSW
Assistant Dean, University of Maryland School of Social Work
Executive Director, Promise Heights
Educators and education policymakers know that, in contrast to their more advantaged peers, students in high-poverty neighborhoods often face formidable barriers to academic success, including housing insecurity, parental unemployment, and encounters with violent crime. How can schools both nurture students’ intellectual progress and also mediate the substantial non-school stressors that often interfere with learning? Moreover, what do we know about the variety of approaches – from community schools to Integrated Student Support models – and how they address students’ academic, emotional, and physical needs? There is general support for such an approach in state legislatures and amongst educators and clinicians, and a growing body of empirical research to help inform the way forward.
Please join the Institute to discuss the research, the challenges, and the necessity, of a holistic approach to education in high-poverty contexts.
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Reception
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Public Forum
(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm est
Mason Hall, Homewood Campus, Johns Hopkins University
Despite the increased focus on early literacy instruction sparked by No Child Left Behind, millions of adolescents still struggle with low literacy skills. In 2015, 66% of all eighth-grade students, 85% of Black students, and 79% of Hispanic students failed to perform proficiently in reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
Unless these students receive the intensive reading instruction they need in high school, their chances of graduating and securing gainful employment are slim to none. The Baltimore Curriculum Project and the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy hosted an event recently to discuss the adolescent crisis in America.
Panelists included: Dr. Elizabeth Birr Moje, Interim Dean, University of Michigan School of Education, Dr. Rhonda L. Richetta, Principal, City Springs Elementary/Middle School, Dr. Sonja B. Santelises, Chief Executive Officer, Baltimore City Public Schools, and Dr. David M. Steiner, Executive Director, Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy.