Toward Excellence with Equity (Ron Ferguson, Harvard Graduate School of Education)

November 4, 2009

7:00 p.m.
Presented by:Ron Ferguson, Senior Lecturer in Education and Public Policy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education
Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium
The University of Kansas


Ron Ferguson presented, “Toward Excellence with Equity: How Parents and Educators Can Help Raise Achievement and Close Racial Gaps,” at the November 4, 2009 CRL Learns lecture.

Dr. Ferguson’s interests and research cover issues in education policy, youth development programming, community development, economic consequences of skill disparities, and state and local economic development. For several years, his research has focused on racial achievement gaps. His consulting and policy advisory activities target issues of education, employment, youth development, and urban development. He has worked with public school districts on racial and ethnic achievement gaps, provided expert testimony in school finance cases, and participated on National Research Council committees dealing with educational testing, school reforms, and youth development programming.

Ronald F. Ferguson is a Senior Lecturer on Education and Public Policy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Director and Co-chair of Harvard’s Achievement Gap Initiative.