Tony Simmons, High School for Recording Arts, is a frequent presenter and advocate for alternative accountability policies and practices that his school embraces. Last year, he described how HSRA uses recording albums, student workshops, group study advisories and other methods to demonstrate mastery of state standards without being limited by seat time. This year, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton kicked off the statewide “GEAR UP” week at Tony’s school in recognition of the urgent need to help low-income and underrepresented students prepare for a postsecondary education. Read about his school’s impact on state policy in the article below.
Last year, Susan Miller (State University of New York), presented with a team of experts about finding meaningful accountability measures for over-age under-credit students. As the article below explains, that work is impacting students’ lives today.
This year, leaders of that effort will present at the 2015 Alternative Accountability Policy Forum in San Diego by answering the question, What Key School Design Elements Effectively Support Off-Track Youth?
Leslie Talbot, Aretha Miller and Robert Clark will lead a Conversation Session that includes a “gallery walk” of perspectives and collaboration to learn from each other, determine how the Pathways to Opportunity Project findings may fit other school systems, synthesize the information, and garner consensus.
The 2015 Alternative Accountability Policy Forum will include 6 conversation sessions intended to build on attendee’s expectations of collaboration and networking by providing a modicum of structure which builds on the in-house expertise. Conversation sessions are led by education leaders with recognized national expertise in the Conversation Session topics and experience in convening veteran practitioners. The Policy Forum also includes 24 presentation sessions on topics ranging from Understanding Trauma Exposure to WIOA Implementation.
If you haven’t registered for the Nation’s leading conference about policies and practices supporting off-track youth, join us today!
Be sure to check the 2014 Event Materials page - located under "Agenda" in the website navigation - to access presentation files and other resources provided by the event speakers.
Each attendee will receive a printed version of the full policy forum booklet at the event. However, if you aren't able to join us you can click here to download an electronic copy of the booklet.
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