Julian C. Stanley Professor of Talent Development
School of Education and Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University
James L. Moore, III
EHE Distinguished Professor of Urban Education
Executive Director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male
The Ohio State University
President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Executive Editor, Education Next
Integration and Test Engineer, James Webb Space Telescope
Ingenuity Project, Class of 2009
In conversation with
Executive Director, Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy
What happens to talented students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds? American education reform has focused on students’ reaching minimal levels of proficiency but fails to engage and support our country’s promising, but underserved, children. This results in an incalculable loss for our children and our nation. On September 7th, the Institute for Education Policy hosted a conversation on why the excellence gap is worthy of attention from educators, policymakers, and the civil rights community.
The discussion was anchored in Jonathan Plucker’s latest book, Excellence Gaps in Education: Expanding Opportunities for Talented Students, co-authored with Scott Peters, and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s upcoming analysis, High Stakes for High Achievers: State Accountability Systems in the Age of ESSA.