This year’s conference theme, "Strength in Numbers," is a celebration of a decade of data-informed progress from across our network and an opportunity to discuss our future direction. Join us for our 10th-anniversary celebration. We will look back at the evidence-informed progress we’ve made as a sector but also look forward to the pressing issues of the day. This year the event will take place at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA from May 20–22, 2019. 

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Wednesday, May 22 • 10:15am - 11:30am
Reform by the Book: Textbook Effects in the Common Core Era Breakout Session
Limited Capacity seats available

Is curriculum choice the silver bullet intervention that K-12 desperately needs? Though recent studies have stoked enthusiasm for using curriculum as a relatively low-cost means to drive student achievement gains, a new study of elementary math textbook efficacy casts doubt on just how much we can expect from curriculum alone. Our panelists will explore how a high-quality curriculum fits into a broader system of reform, what states can do to help researchers better understand its impact on instruction and learning, and why teacher support must be a part of the conversation.

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David Blazar

Assistant Professor, University of Maryland College Park
David Blazar is an Assistant Professor of Education Policy and Economics at the University of Maryland. His research examines teacher labor markets, with a focus on professional learning, organizational contexts of schools and districts, and accountability policy. Current projects... Read More →
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Jackie Kerstetter

Communications Consultant, Alessi Communication & Design Co
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Dr. Morgan Polikoff

Associate Professor, University of Southern California
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David Steiner

Professor/Executive Director, Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy
David Steiner is Director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy and Professor of Education at Johns Hopkins University. He currently serves as a member of the State Board of Education and on the Maryland Commission for Innovation and Excellence in Education. Additionally... Read More →
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Dan Weisberg

Chief Executive Officer, TNTP
As TNTP’s Chief Executive Officer, Dan Weisberg oversees TNTP’s executive team and all aspects of the organization’s operations, strategy and growth.Prior to becoming CEO in June 2015 as part of TNTP’s long-term growth strategy, Dan was the Executive Vice President for Performance Management and General Counsel. In this role, he built and led a 130-person team to support the efforts of school systems and states nationwide to recruit, develop and retain effective teachers and principals.Previously, as Vice... Read More →
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Judy Wurtzel

Senior Director, Education, Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
Judy Wurtzel supports the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation’s efforts to improve K-12 education across the U.S., with a focus on instructional materials, professional learning and parent resources.Judy has experience in government, philanthropy, associations and non-profits... Read More →

Wednesday May 22, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am EDT
Rogers, Third Floor Charles Hotel (1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA, USA)