Equity is becoming a central goal in public education in the U.S. Commission led by Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA) published its report to the U.S. Secretary of Education in February. See that work here: http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/02/equity-and-excellence-commission-delivers-report-to-secretary-duncan/.
I will give keynote address in the event held in Chicago, IL, on Monday 15th April about enhancing equity in system-wide way. This national education summit titled “Reframing Reform: Achieving equity and excellence in public education” will focus on reforms America should be pursuing to ensure each of our nation’s children receive a meaningful educational opportunity. Speakers will identify those evidence-based drivers that have been proven to enhance student achievement, identify key barriers that have inhibited American reform from incorporating these drivers, and suggest strategies for moving forward.