National expert on educational policies Stanley Pogrow to speak at College of Education April 30

National expert on educational polices Stanley Pogrow to speak at College of Education April 30

Athens, Ga. – Stanley Pogrow, a nationally recognized expert in the development of educational policies to reduce learning gaps in high-poverty schools, will speak at the University of Georgia College of Education on Monday, April 30.

Pogrow, a research professor of educational leadership at San Francisco State University, will deliver a presentation titled, “New Directions For Reducing the Learning Gap in High Poverty Schools: Implications of the ‘Hi-Perform School Design’ for Research and Practice,” at 4 p.m. in Room G-23 at Aderhold Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Pogrow developed the Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) program, combining the use of Socratic dialogue, drama, and technology in schools. The highly successful national reform effort for educationally disadvantaged students has been used in more than 2,600 schools in 48 states and has won many regional and national awards. Pogrow also created the Supermath project, a middle school mathematics curriculum that helps students develop math problem-solving skills.

Pogrow has authored four books, more than 95 articles and has made more than 240 presentations around the country. He previously worked at the National Science Foundation and the California State Department of Education. He also taught in the New York City public schools for six years.

The visit by Pogrow, who also coordinates SFSU’s joint doctoral program in educational leadership for equity in partnership with the University of California at Berkeley, is part of the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE) Speaker Series.