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Welcome to the 2016 Yale SOM Education Leadership Conference! We look forward to seeing you in New Haven on April 7-8. Feel free to take a look at the conference agenda below. If you have any questions, please reach out to educationconference@yale.edu
Friday, April 8 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Assessing PARCC and SBAC: Lessons Learned from the Early Returns

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Compared to most previous standardized tests, PARCC and SBAC are more rigorous and require deeper levels of critical thinking. Thus, it is unsurprising that results in many states highlight significant room for improvement in getting students college and career ready. As we meet in April, many states will be gearing up for their second year of PARCC and SBAC. This panel will explore what these new data tell us about student success that we didn’t know with previous assessments. It will also consider the major challenges in implementation and ways that districts can better prepare teachers to meet these new goals. 

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Alexander Russo

Journalist, This Week In Education / The Grade
Writer (Slate, The Atlantic), blogger (The Grade, This Week In Education), & author (Stray Dogs). Former US Senate education staffer, teacher, researcher.

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Sherisse A. Lucas, NBCT

Teacher, Chicago Public Schools; Teach Plus Teaching Policy Alum
Sherisse A. Lucas has been a teacher with Chicago Public Schools for 12 years. She co-authored the op-ed piece “Don’t Park the PARCC”, which was published in the Catalyst Magazine. In addition she was a guest on Chicago Tonight, speaking on PARCC implementation in CPS. Ms. Lucas... Read More →
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Dr. Ilene Tracey

Director of Instruction and School Improvement, New Haven Public Schools
Dr. Iline P. Tracey currently serves New Haven Public Schools as Director of Instruction K-12. Her career in education spans 37 years in and outside the United States. She has used her educational expertise to service hundreds of students from elementary to college for the past 29... Read More →
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Ken Wagner

Commissioner, Rhode Island Department of Education
Commissioner Ken Wagner began his education career when he was elected to his local school committee at age 18. He has since then worked as a school psychologist, an assistant principal, and a middle-school principal, and in 2009 he joined the New York State Department of Education... Read More →
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Dianna Wentzell

Commissioner, CT State Department of Education
Dr. Dianna R. Wentzell has been an educator in Connecticut for over 25 years. She was appointed as Commissioner of Education by Governor Dannel P. Malloy in April 2015, after serving as Interim Commissioner since January 2015. Dr. Wentzell began her career in education as a social... Read More →

Friday April 8, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT