Credit: Berkeley Unified School District
Students in California preparing for the Smarter Balanced tests.

On Oct. 19th, EdSource and Partners for Each and Every Child hosted a webinar featuring leading educators and experts who examined strategies for closing the achievement gap in the wake of California’s Smarter Balanced test scores, which were released last month.

Moderated by EdSource Executive Director Louis Freedberg, the panel consisted of:

  • Carl Cohn, executive director, California Collaborative for Educational Excellence, and former superintendent, Long Beach Unified and San Diego Unified

  • Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford University professor emeritus and CEO, Learning Policy Institute

  • Christopher Edley, UC Berkeley School of law professor, and former co-chair, National Equity and Excellence Commission

  • Sean Reardon, professor of poverty and inequality in education, Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis

  • Socorro Shiels, superintendent, Santa Rosa City Schools

  • Ryan Smith, executive director, Education Trust-West

Below you’ll find an audio recording of the webinar. To fast forward beyond the introductions and descriptions of the slides, the actual discussion starts at the 5:15 mark.

The following slides accompanied the first five minutes of the webinar. Click here to download the presentation as a PDF.

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