Broader, Bolder Approach to Education Relaunch: Join us as educators, policymakers, and scholars call for an education agenda focused on mitigating the impacts of poverty on students and schools

Date: February 23, 2016

In 2008, the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education (BBA) and its signatories called for a policy agenda that acknowledged poverty as the major root cause of disparities in education and advanced strategies to mitigate its impacts. While this agenda was considered radical at the time –low standards and weak accountability were considered the main obstacles – that perception has shifted, and top BBA policy priorities, such as early childhood education and health care and nutrition support, have been embraced by policymakers and education experts. Seven years after its initial launch, as a whole-child agenda gains momentum in the mainstream of education policy, BBA is relaunching with new signatories and co-chairs and an expanded mission statement that reflects this new reality.

What: Relaunch of the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education (BBA). This event is free to the public. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Please allow extra time for security screening.

Who: Elaine Weiss, National Coordinator, BBA
Paul Reville, BBA Co-chair and Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Joshua Starr, BBA Co-chair and CEO, Phi Delta Kappa International
Helen Ladd, BBA Co-chair and Professor of Public Policy, Duke University
Miriam Calderon, BBA Advisory Board member and Director of Special Projects, BUILD Initiative
Warren Simmons, BBA Advisory Board member and Senior Fellow, Annenberg Institute for School Reform
Lauren Wells, Chief Education Officer, Newark, NJ
Ted Fiske, Founder, Fiske Guide to Colleges and Board Member, East Durham Children’s Initiative
David Sovine, Superintendent, Frederick County, VA Public Schools (a Bright Futures affiliate)

When: Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Eastern

Where: U.S. Capital Visitor Center
SVC 209-08
First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20515

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