Governor Shumlin stated in his inaugural address, “In a democratic society, educating our citizens is our single greatest obligation." Yet Vermont faces more challenges than ever in providing inclusive education: tighter budgets, greater student needs, and growing ethnic diversity.
In recognition of this, Diversity Now and the Burlington School District have collaborated to bring Dr. Oscar Santos, ascendant Randolph, MA school superintendent, to Burlington to share his triumphs and lessons learned in over 15 years as a successful urban educator. Former principal of a school with a large ELL population, Santos says: “I don’t believe in achievement gaps. But there is an expectations gap, and there is a support gap,” emphasizing the importance of believing that all students can achieve at a high level.
The title of his talk is “21st Century Education: Expanding Opportunities for ALL Children to Learn.”
Date: March 14, 2011
Location: Edmunds Middle School, 275 Main Street, Burlington, VT
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