Detracking for Equity

Panel Discussion May 2, 2022

Join us as we explore the impact of tracking and identify recommendations to detrack!

Detracking for Excellence and Equity

“The reality is that you can’t close the achievement gap until you close the curriculum gap that is created by tracking. We have learned from experience that when teachers teach the same high-level rigorous curriculum to all students, the achievement gap narrows.” pg. 33

Detracking for Excellence and Equity

Monday, May 2nd, 4:30-6pm

This is an online event.

Join us as we learn about the impact of tracking on each student, our schools and communities at large. Additionally, we will consider recommendations and strategies to detrack. This event is FREE to all Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne County educators, administrators, counselors etc.

National Panelist

H. Richard Milner IV

Rich is the Cornelius Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of Education and Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching, and Learning at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. Dr. Milner's research examines practices and policies that support teacher effectiveness in uran schools. Professor Milner is President-Elect of the American Educational Research Association, the largest educational research organization in the world. Professor Milner's work has appeared in numerous journals, and he has published seven books. His most recent are: Start where you are but don't stay there: Understanding diversity, opportunity gaps, and teaching in today's classrooms (Harvard Education Press) and Rac(e)ing to class: Confronting poverty and race in schools and classrooms (Harvard Education Press)

Lori Delale-O'Connor, Ph.D

Lori Delale-O'Connor, Ph.D, is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Urban Education and the Department of Education Foundations, Organizations, and Policy at the University of Pittsburgh's School Education. She is a former high school social studies teacher who has worked in both charter and traditional public schools. Her work navigates the experiences of young people and their families as they navigate systemic inequities-such as tracking and funding disparities-of school systems.

Eric Toshalis Ph.D

Dr. Eric Toshalis is the author of the award winning book, Make Me! Understanding and Engaging Student Resistance in School (2015), and is co-author of the widely-used text, Understanding Youth: Adolescent Development for Educators (2006), both published by Harvard Education Press. He is the lead author and editor of the current " Detracking for Equity" series at, and is the lead author of the "Motivation, Engagement and Student Voice" white paper and its series linked professional development curricula at Dr. Toshalis now serves as Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives at KnowledgeWorks where he has lead the Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative, the REMIQS project, and the Students at the Center Distinguished Fellowship.
Interested in Learning More!

Join the Tri-County Detracking Learning Community. In the 22/23 school year we will engage in learning about detracking and network with others working in this area across the region.

Sponsored by Tri-County Culturally Responsive Mathematics Institute