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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
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Friday, April 8 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Capturing Additional Impact: Exploring The Impact of Teachers of Color on Their Students

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Holding all students to high expectations provides access to higher quality educational opportunities. However, a recent study from researchers at American University and Johns Hopkins found that teachers with similar ethnic backgrounds as their students maintain higher expectations for them. How are schools and districts recognizing and addressing this discrepancy? How can districts effectively build cultural competence? What strategies for recruiting and retaining teachers of color have been successful? What new initiatives and innovations are most promising?

Moderators
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Carolyn Chuong

Consultant, Bellwether Education Partners
Carolyn Chuong is an Consultant at Bellwether Education Partners, a nonprofit dedicated to improving educational outcomes for high-needs students. At Bellwether, Carolyn works on growth strategy and policy analysis projects with clients across the K-12 education sector. She also volunteers at KIPP Grow Academy and helps lead the DC chapter of Young Education Professionals. Previously, Carolyn evaluated education policies at Mathematica Policy... Read More →

Speakers
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Che Dawson

New Haven Public Schools Board Member, New Haven Board of Education
Che Dawson is a longtime youth advocate and athletics coach in the city of New Haven. Currently, he is the director of operations for Amistad Elementary School and a Board of Education member for New Haven Public Schools. Previously, he worked at Success Charter Network; served as Youth Services Director for the City of New Haven and was Executive Director of Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership (LEAP), a youth advocacy organization... Read More →
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Dr. Irma McClaurin

Chief Diversity Officer/Consultant, Teach For America/McClaurin Solutions
Irma McClaurin, MFA/PhD is chief diversity officer for Teach For America, a nonprofit organization focused on educational equity and excellence. An activist-anthropologist, educator and award-winning writer, passion and a deep commitment to social justice inform her work as she provides insight and leadership on issues of diversity and inclusiveness. In 2015, she was named “Best Columnist” by the Black Press of America. She is the... Read More →
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Michelle Molitor

Founder & CEO, Fellowship for Race & Equity in Education
Michelle Molitor is the founder and CEO of Fellowship for Race & Equity in Education (FREE), an organization with the mission of creating equitable educational spaces for all students through honest and open dialogue across difference, and collective anti-racist action.  This equity work was built in response to the urgency for culturally responsive systemic change for our most vulnerable students—not just in DC, but... Read More →
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Nicholas W. Papageorge

Assistant Professor of Economics, Johns Hopkins University
Nicholas W. Papageorge is an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Johns Hopkins University. His research focuses on a range of topics in applied microeconomics including self employment, medical innovation for infectious disease and the role of teacher expectations and non-cognitive skills in driving educational attainment and labor market outcomes.
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Lisette Partelow

Director, Teacher Policy, Center for American Progress
Lisette Partelow is the Director of Teacher Policy at American Progress. Her previous experience includes teaching first grade in Washington, D.C., working as a senior legislative assistant for Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA), and working as a legislative associate at the Alliance for Excellent Education. She has also worked at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor and the American Institutes for Research.Partelow has a... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
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