William H. Parrett and Kathleen Budge present:
Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools
Drawing from their recently released book, Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools (ASCD, 2020), Kathleen Budge and William Parrett will share the lessons learned from 12 diverse high-performing, high-poverty schools. Revealing new insights for how high poverty schools become and remain high performing, participants will explore the Framework for Action—a roadmap for supporting high-performance in any high-poverty school. Participants will also gain fresh perspectives on the importance of integrating SEL and trauma-informed practices into schoolwide processes. The unprecedented impact of school closures globally clearly revealed the inequities in our society and in our schools, and people living in poverty are being disproportionately affected. Perhaps more than ever, we are all called upon to question our “old normal,” think WAY out of the box, and develop the collective efficacy to create a “new” and more equitable “normal.” By necessity, leaders in these schools have had to question the “old normal” in order to “beat the odds.” Based on the experiences and wisdom of leaders in these schools, the authors will provide insight into how to not only survive, but also thrive in these uncertain times.
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