"Research-Based Decision Making: The Case of a System-Wide Reading Approach," with Art Rainwater
How do real school districts use educational research to inform policy and district initiatives?
What is the role of data in decision-making around curriculum and teaching, for example?
Art Rainwater, former superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District and current faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, will look at the implementation of a system-wide reading approach as a way to understand the relationship between educational research and on-the-ground decision making.
career in education spans 45 years.
Art retired from the Madison Metropolitan School District in 2008 after 14 years, serving the last 10 years as the district's Superintendent of Schools.
During his K-12 educational career, he served as a teacher, coach, principal and central office administrator in several educational settings including both private and public schools.
A founding member of the Minority Student Achievement Network, Art's career emphasis has been on social justice issues and eliminating the predictability of student performance based on race and poverty.
Art currently continues work in education serving as a Clinical Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis teaching in the areas of District Leadership and Educational Planning.