Welcome to our 2023 Annual National Student Support Accelerator Conference - High-Impact Tutoring: From Research to Sustainability!
This moment is critical for the system change needed to address recent COVID-induced learning gaps, as well as long-term, deep-seeded inequalities in opportunity. High-impact tutoring is gaining traction with examples of success across the nation. Research is confirming its impact and teaching us how to make relationship-based personalized instruction sustainable. However, high-impact tutoring is not easy to implement and scale, and Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) will dry up shortly, despite the continued need. Now is the time to learn from each other and the successes across the country to embed highly effective instruction into schools for the long run.
Today we bring together district, state and higher education leaders, researchers, tutoring providers, and others to work together to equalize access to high-impact tutoring for students in need. We will share innovative solutions to operational challenges, hear about the latest research, and explore pathways to sustainability. We'll also have opportunities to break into learning communities to go deeper into these topics with others facing our similar challenges.
NSSA’s efforts would not be possible without the support of many partners. Thank you to our initial funding partners for believing in this work including Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Kenneth C. Griffin, Overdeck Family Foundation, Schusterman Family Foundation, and Walton Family Foundation. Thank you also to our research partners including Accelerate, Arnold Ventures, Brown University, Overdeck Family Foundation, and Smith Richardson Foundation.
A special thank you to Melanie Dukes, Pete Lavorini, Paula Longoria, and the Overdeck Foundation for your thought-partnership and support of this conference, as well as to our event sponsors: Bay Area Tutoring Association and Tutored by Teachers.
We hope you learn, connect, and leave inspired to realize the potential of high-impact tutoring and more individualized learning opportunities for students across the country. Thanks for your help making today productive and fun.
and National Student Support Accelerator Team