2007 State-of-the-Research Conference
"Structures, Cultures, and Achievement Gaps:
New Research with Implications for Public Engagement"
The conference focused on research findings that have strategic implications for the emergent national movement to raise achievement levels while closing achievement gaps between racial, ethnic and income groups. Presenters included economists, sociologists, psychologists, education specialists, political scientists and others. Participants
were researchers, funders, policy makers, activists and practitioners. The goal
was to learn from one another in ways that inform our future work and enhance
our collective contribution to addressing the nation's achievement gap challenges.