Dr. Jeynes Addresses Obama Administration on the Achievement Gap and Parental Involvement
Dr. William Jeynes, a professor in the Teacher Education department, had the opportunity to speak to the Obama administration in late September on the need to reduce the achievement gap and increase parental involvement. The event was held at the U.S. Department of Education. It was Dr. Jeynes’ 6th time speaking to members of the Obama administration, and he has previously been invited to speak by the G.W. Bush administration as well. His remarks lasted about 45 minutes, followed by two panels focusing on the results of the meta-analyses that he presented. The gathering concluded with Secretary of Education King speaking for 15 minutes on how the results of the meta-analyses Dr. Jeynes conducted would be implemented into official government policy and what progress needed to be made.