Education Trust Executive Director Kati Haycock featured in public presentation on improving achievement in schools

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Feb 23, 2007

HONOLULU - Kati Haycock, executive director of Education Trust in Washington, D.C., offers a public presentation on "Improving Achievement and Closing Gaps Between Groups: Lessons from Schools on the Performance Frontier," on Monday, Feb. 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the UH Manoa School of Architecture Auditorium.

"A lot of people think that the underachievement of some groups of young Americans, particularlys those growing up poor or members of various racial and ethinic minority groups, is mostly caused by the children themselves, or by their families," says Haycock.

In this presentation, she will show the many ways in which schools contribute to the problem instead of helping to solve it, and she will also describe a series of schools that defy all the odds. These schools serve very poor children yet produce fabulous results. Haycock will present the data and the lessons learned from these schools.

Following her presentation, Brooke Haycock, the Education Trust's artist-in-residence, will perform a one-woman show called "Buzz" that will take the audience into three high performing, high poverty high schools, sharing the voices of students, teachers and principals, and highlighting how these schools enable students who nobody believes can "fly" to the highest heights.

For more information about the event or to reserve a seat at this presentation, call 956-2606 or email