Childhood Poverty and Funding Inequities – Chicago – July 11-13
July will find the Roundtable in Chicago to examine poverty and funding inequities. After being ignored for a decade or more in policy discussions about schools, poverty is again back in the national spotlight. Join experts from organizations such as the Southern Education Foundation, the Economic Justice Institute, and Stanford to discuss the extent of poverty among school children, funding inequities, and research correlating in- and out-of-school factors related to learning.
Total Quality Management and Schools – Seattle – October 10-12
The last time the Roundtable visited Seattle it was to look at work of the future at Boeing and Microsoft. October marks a return to the Emerald City to examine Total Quality Management and how it might be applied to schools. The late Edwards Deming was the driving force behind TQM, which revolutionized Japanese automating after America’s Big Three ignored him. Deming’s 14 principles are now being applied outside manufacturing to improve health care delivery and government services. Join us in Seattle where Dr. Henry Otero from the Virginia Mason Medical Center will describe how “lean management” principles helped catapult VMMC to the top of hospital rankings nationally and representatives from Governor Jay Inslee’s office will describe “Results Washington,” grounded in these principles.