On Friday, May 4, the New Jersey School Boards Association will host its second annual Student Achievement Conference through Multiple Lenses.
• Physics First - Presented by Camden Public High School, Physics First is an initiative that encourages high schools to offer a full-year physics course to ninth-graders, before they take chemistry and biology.
• Dr. Saul Rubenstein of the Rutgers School of Labor & Management - Hear about research on the impact of management and union collaboration on student achievement, regardless of zip code, and how it contributes to a healthy school climate. A panel of teachers, administrators, and board of education members from the Borough of Metuchen, will share how they applied this collaborative approach and how it has benefited all stakeholders involved.
• Arts Ed NJ - Arts Ed NJ will present on the impact of the arts on student achievement, student emotional learning (SEL), and school climate.
• Steven Barnett, Sr. Co-Director and Founder of the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) - Learn about the short and long term benefits of pre-K.
Keynote Speaker - Former Commissioner of Education, Kimberley Harrington: Kimberley Harrington served for two years as assistant commissioner/chief academic officer for the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In that role, she oversaw the NJDOE's Division of Teaching and Learning, which has the responsibilities of the Division of Early Childhood Education, the offices of Primary Education; Intermediate and Secondary Education; Teaching and Learning Support; Academic Initiatives and Fiscal Accountability; Career Readiness; Educational Technology; and School Innovation.