Improving Achievement and Closing Gaps Between Groups: Lessons from Schools and Districts on the Performance Frontier

Kati Haycock, President of The Education Trust

Thursday, January 15, 2009 (All day)

Kati Haycock is one of the nation's leading child advocates in the field of education. She currently serves as President of The Education Trust. Established in '90, the Trust does what no other Washington-based education organization seeks to do: speaks up for what's right for young people, especially those who are poor or members of minority groups.

Haycock's presentation reviewed national data on achievement patterns over time, focusing especially on the achievement of low-income and minority children. She shared what The Education Trust has learned from the schools and districts that are effective in both raising overall achievement and closing gaps between groups.

Kati Haycock is one of the nation's leading child advocates in the field of education.  She currently serves as President of The Education Trust. Established in 1990, the Trust does what no other Washington-based education organization seeks to do: speaks up for what's right for young people, especially those who are poor or members of minority groups. The Trust also provides hands-on assistance to urban school districts and universities that want to work together to improve student achievement, kindergarten through college.

Before coming to The Education Trust, Haycock served as Executive Vice President of the Children's Defense Fund, the nation's largest child advocacy organization.

A Native Californian, Haycock founded and served as President of The Achievement Council, a statewide organization that provides assistance to teachers and principals in predominantly minority schools in improving student achievement. Before that, she served as Director of the Outreach and Student Affirmative Action programs for the nine-campus University of California system.