Examining Inequitable Outcomes in K-12 Education and What You Can Do About It

Saturday, April 4th, 11:15am -12:30pm - Session II

Disproportionality is rampant in U.S. education: the disaggregated data show inequities in student achievement, disciplinary referrals, placement in talented and gifted programs and/or honors/advanced classes, sense of belonging, attendance, and so on. In this workshop, you will gain tools to examine inequities in your school, how adult mindsets and beliefs impact their actions and ways to lead for increased equity. We will draw from theories of adult learning, facilitative leadership, and improvement of science methodology. You will leave this workshop with clear next steps to take in your realm of influence and specific points to consider for leading change.

Janelle Clarke-Holley
Janelle’s journey began in Brooklyn, surrounded by a loving family who instilled the importance of a constant pursuit of knowledge. This influenced her motivation to become an educator. Janelle has a Bachelors and a Masters from Johnson and Wales University and a Masters from the University of Rhode Island. She has more than 20 years in education; as a teacher, assistant principal and principal in both urban and rural communities. Her experience in education has taught her how to encourage others into achieving more than they ever dreamed. She says, the most exciting aspect of being an educator is shaping an environment where learning can create life-changing effects and possibilities bloom. When she is not at work, Janelle enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two beautiful little girls.
Annajane Yolken
Annajane supports data and evaluation efforts at CLEE and aims to make data exciting and accessible for the CLEE community. Previously, Annajane worked on data and evaluation at The College Crusade and Thundermist Health Center. In addition, Annajane also works on drug policy reform and volunteers with local racial justice organizations. Annajane has a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University and an AB from Brown University.