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High-Quality Curricula and Student Success

 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

5:30 - 6:00 PM Reception

6:00 - 7:30 PM Public Forum

Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College 
47-49 East 65th Street 
New York, NY 10065

Matthew Chingos, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute

Rebecca Kockler, Assistant Superintendent of Academic Content, Louisiana Department of Education

In conversation with

David Steiner, Director, Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy

Districts and states usually spend relatively little time evaluating the quality and effectiveness of the curricula used in their schools. Yet strong evidence suggests that selecting high-quality curricula remains a more cost-effective way to improve student learning than other, more popular, interventions, such as decreasing class size or giving merit pay to successful teachers. What does the research actually say, and where does it lead us? Are there districts and states that have prioritized strong curricula, and to what effect? What are the organizational challenges to doing so, and how might we overcome them?

 

Please join us for a conversation with state and district leaders whose curricular initiatives have had a positive effect on student outcomes. 

 

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