District part of State Conference presentations

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The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District will be a part of two presentations at the annual Wisconsin Association of School Boards State Education Convention in Milwaukee in early 2020.

Director of Equity and Student Achievement Percy Brown Jr. and Board of Education president Bob Green will present, "Reframing the Achievement Gap: Equity and Excellence for All" during a pre-convention workshop from 1:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the Hyatt Regency.

This workshop will provide a compelling overview of the key events leading to today’s racism, tying together the past and the present. It will delve into the historical factors nationally, and in Wisconsin, that have contributed to what we know today as the achievement gap. The workshop will provide attendees with practical examples of how MCPASD has addressed opportunity gapts for its students.

Brown, who is also a senior outreach specialist for the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at UW-Madison and an adjunct instructor in Edgewood College's School of Education, and Green will also share how the District is proactively working to understand and change its current educational practices -- both individual and systemic -- that have perpetuated opportunity gaps.

Assistant Superintendent of Operations Lori Ames, along with representatives from the Sun Prairie and Waunakee districts and J.H. Findorff & Son, will present, "Sustainability Throughout the Life of a Building: Strategies and Case Studies" starting at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Wisconsin Center.

Three school districts with long-standing sustainability programs will share detals on where their journeys began and where they are going. Ames and the others will discuss design and construction approaches, facility operations and energy performance, curriculum and student programming, and using sustainability as a means for staff retention and attraction.

To learn more about the 99th State Education Convention, please visit the WASB website.