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The Achievement Gap: Legal and Educational Challenges

A Complimentary Discussion sponsored by Shipman & Goodwin LLP as part of our "In Community Series"

February 5, 2019
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

February 5, 2019
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

4:30 - 5:00
Registration and Refreshments
5:00 - 7:00  
Panel Discussion and Q&A

Shipman & Goodwin
Hartford Office (live event)
Courtroom - 20th Floor
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT
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Stamford Office (by video conference)
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About the Discussion

Shipman & Goodwin’s School Law Practice Group and Diversity & Inclusion Committee are pleased to co-sponsor a panel discussion on what is still widely considered the most persistent problem in public education: the “Achievement Gap”.  This term is commonly used to refer to the gap in academic achievement that separates economically disadvantaged students and students of color from non-minority students and students with greater socioeconomic resources. 

Our panelists will discuss:

  • What the Achievement Gap is and Why it Continues to be a Challenge
  • Causes of the Achievement Gap
  • Solutions for Closing the Achievement Gap, including a Look at Reforms Devised by Policy Makers

Our Panel:

  • Dr. Carol D. Birks, Superintendent, New Haven Public Schools
  • Michael T. Connor, Ed.D., Superintendent, Middletown Public Schools
  • Enza Macri, Ed.D., Associate Superintendent, Middletown Public Schools
  • Dr. Richard L. Schwab, Professor, UConn Neag School of Education
  • Dr. Robert Villanova, Director, Executive Leadership Program, UConn Neag School of Education
  • Thomas B. Mooney, Attorney, Moderator, Shipman & Goodwin LLP

There will be a Q&A following this discussion.  When you register, please choose whether you wish to attend the live event in our Hartford office or by video conference in our Stamford office. Light refreshments will be served.  Please feel free to forward this invitation to a guest.

This presentation is the 14th in Shipman & Goodwin’s In Community series, presentations focusing on a variety of issues facing our workforce and community.

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