Sep 29, 2008
Sherrie Gahn, principal of Whitney Elementary School in Las Vegas,
discussed the extreme measure she and teachers take to compensate
for their students' troubled backgrounds and to help them
Her school was recently featured in a story in the Las Vegas Sun.
She was the first speaker of the highlight session of "Teaching to a New Nation," EWA's regional seminar on teacher quality held Sept. 19-20 at Chicago Public Radio.
NPR's Claudio Sanchez moderated the panel which also included Patricia Gandara, co-director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, and professor and author Gloria Ladson-Billings of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.