BuildingChoice: Improving Public School Choice Programs
Are you interested in expanding choice options in your district? Are you trying to find more effective ways to communicate with hard-to-reach parents in your district? Are you seeking ideas to improve program evaluation?
This interactive presentation will provide an overview of a free, online toolkit which features practices from programs across the country that are addressing these issues in a variety of ways.
During this presentation, Pansy Houghton, Supervisor of Choice for Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida), and Willie Poinsette, Chief Officer Student, Family and School Support for Portland Public Schools (Oregon), will share their promising practices and materials that are featured on the site. Kristin Mitchell, Vice President of Edvance Research, will moderate this event.
Pansy Houghton (Primary)
Supervisor of Choice
Hillsborough County Public Schools
Willie Poinsette (Primary)
Chief Officer, Student, Family and School Support
Portland Public Schools
Edvance Research, Inc.
The presenters will also demonstrate how you can find resources to help implement or expand your school choice offerings including:
The Web site draws upon practices of programs that are on the leading edge of expanding educational options for families. Many of the programs have been featured in the Innovations in Education Book Series developed by WestEd and published by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Innovation and Improvement.
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