Why Have School Officials Discouraged Participation in Stamford Education Roundtable?

Stamford’s Westhill High School has implemented a “Grading for Equity” pilot program expressly based on the book written by Joe Feldman (founder and CEO of Crescendo Education Group and author of Grading for Equity:  What it is, Why it Matters, and How it Can Transform Classrooms).   Several Westhill teachers have presented the program to the Board of Education and Stamford Public Schools’ Central Office, thus far with limited input from the broader Stamford Public School community.
On Monday October 24 at the STAMFORD EDUCATION ROUNDTABLE, Joe Feldman (the author himself, not a proxy) and other prominent, ideologically diverse panelists, will engage in a respectful civic discourse about grading policies and related education topics. Advance registration is robust and growing rapidly for this FREE and NONPARTISAN community event, which will also feature Project Music student performances, light bites, and community mingling for in-person attendees. 
In addition to Feldman, the panelists will include Thomas R. Guskey, Ph.D. (Professor Emeritus in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky and author/editor of 25 award-winning books on education), Ian Rowe (founder & CEO at Vertex Partnership Academies and author of Agency: The Four Point Plan for All Children to Overcome the Victimhood Narrative and Discover Their Pathway to Power), Bob King (former Chair of the Stamford BOE, US Army Veteran, retired IBM executive, and Board Co-Chair of Discovering Amistad), and Drew Denbaum (Westhill English teacher and a 2022 SPS teacher of the year finalist).

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