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A recent research study released by Learning Heroes showed that nine in ten K-8 parents believe their child is on grade level, despite the fact that teachers report less than a third of their students show up prepared for grade level work. We know parents deserve better – better information about their child’s performance and about their child’s school. This session will dive into why this disconnect exists and highlight innovative approaches that some school districts and non-profits are offering to give parents the information they need. Attendees will learn about:
- What parents and educators really think about current systems for reporting on student achievement
- How school districts have incorporated deliberate, thoughtful parent engagement into the overhaul of their district-level report cards to make them more useful and accessible to parents
- How to use a simple Family Worksheet to help parents engage in a more productive conversation with teachers about their child’s learning
The tools that one non-profit is providing to parents and educators to help them understand and make use of school quality data.
Bibb Hubbard founded Learning Heroes to help parents play an active role in their children’s educational success. Before Learning Heroes, Bibb held leadership positions at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Widmeyer Communications, and Scholastic. Her public-sector experience includes positions at the White House and the U.S. Labor Department.
Erica Gonzales is an Accountability Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, where she coordinates the annual production of district and school accountability results. Most recently, she led the production of the state’s new district and school report cards, which have been redesigned to better reflect the priorities of Massachusetts parents and families. A teacher by training, Erica now spends her days thinking about education data and reporting and believes that given the right tools, everyone can understand school performance information.
Dr. Renee LaHuffman-Jackson has over twenty-three years of progressive experience in teaching, leadership, family engagement, policy, program development and program management. Accomplished leader in education with significant curriculum, programs, and grants management experience. Strong leader of teams in dynamic school and non-profit environments to accomplish strategic goals and objectives. Extensive national experience in professional development for educators and training for parents, and families. Dynamic public speaker at district, state, and national conferences and training. Experienced writer of grant proposals and design of innovative education programs to advance organizational goals.