Ensuring Equitable Access to High Quality Teaching: Human Capital in San José

Meeting 30
May 12-13, 2016
San José, California

The California Collaborative on District Reform convened in San José for a two-day meeting, Ensuring Equitable Access to High Quality Teaching: Human Capital in San José. The discussion explored key strategies that districts use to develop comprehensive human capital systems to improve student learning opportunities and meet equity goals. The meeting explored issues of district culture and the ways in which strong relationships make growth possible. It also examined the possibilities for districts to design teacher leadership roles to attract, retain, and reward strong teachers and give traditionally disadvantaged students access to quality teachers. Finally, meeting participants considered possible changes to state policy under which districts and their labor partners might approach issues of tenure, evaluation, and dismissal to better meet shared goals. Participants received a briefing book of resources and literature that included information about the San José context, challenges that stand in the way of professional culture and quality, systems that can support quality teaching and access to it, and the policy context for human capital reform.

Meeting Summary (PDF 532 KB)

Logistics

Briefing Book