Evanston Township High School will host “Excellence Through Equity” with Pedro Noguera, Ph.D. on Monday, March 14 at 6:30pm, in the school auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. PDs are available for educators.

Pedro Noguera is a Distinguished Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences at UCLA where he also serves as the Director of the Center for the Study of School Transformation. His research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts.

Dr. Noguera will offer a new paradigm for “excellence through equity,” one grounded in the interaction and application of three areas of research: child development, neuroscience, and environmental influences. He will distinguish between equality and equity, and lay out an argument for the essential ingredients for school improvement, including an overview of the clear guidance that students must be provided in order to succeed. Dr. Noguera will also discuss how to align discipline practices to educational goals.

Dr. Noguera serves on the boards of numerous national and local organizations and appears as a regular commentator on educational issues on CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and other national news outlets. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA he served as a tenured professor and holder of endowed chairs at New York University, Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley . He is the author of 12 books and over 200 articles and monographs, many of them challenging us to examine issues of race and educational equity with compassion and wisdom.

The March 14 presentation is sponsored by Family Action Network (FAN), in partnership with the ECGC Parent Group at New Trier High School, Glencoe D35, Glencoe PTO, Northside College Preparatory High School, the James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy, and the Women’s Center at Northwestern University.

ETHS is located at 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, 60201. The auditorium is wheelchair accessible. Guests should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to 6:30pm to find parking and seats. Parking is available in the lot across from the main entrance, off of Dodge Avenue, or in the lots behind the high school. Parking is also available along Dodge Avenue according to posted City of Evanston signs.

For more information about FAN events and sponsors for the 2015-16 presentations, visit www.familyactionnetwork.net.