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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 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
An Unfinished Vision: Examining Desegregation and Diversity in K-12 Schooling

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The post-Brown movement toward racial integration has been fraught with legal, political, and social barriers to change. In recent decades, cities and suburbs alike have been experiencing a trend toward school re-segregation. However, some schools and districts have been able to achieve diversity through a variety of means in order to raise achievement and prepare students for a workplace and country that is increasingly diverse. This panel will explore those means and ends, as well as the benefits and challenges of teaching a diverse student body.

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Michael Petrilli

President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Mike Petrilli is an award-winning writer and president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, one of the country's leading education-policy think tanks. He is the author of The Diverse Schools Dilemma: A Parent's Guide to Socioeconomically Mixed Public Schools, and co-editor of Knowledge at the Core: Don Hirsch, Core Knowledge, and the Future of the Common Core. Petrilli is also a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution and... Read More →

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Richard Kahlenberg

Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation
Richard D. Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at The Century Foundation, has been called “the intellectual father of the economic integration movement” in K-12 schooling. He is the author of six books, including All Together Now: Creating Middle Class Schools through Public School Choice (2001), and the editor of ten books, including: The Future of School Integration: Socioeconomic Diversity as an Education Reform Strategy (2012). He is a graduate... Read More →
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Jennie Niles

Deputy Mayor, DC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education
Jennie Niles serves as Deputy Mayor for Education in Washington, DC. In this role, she is responsible for developing and implementing the Mayor's vision for academic excellence and creating a high quality education continuum from birth to 24. She is the founder and former leader of the acclaimed and award-winning E.L. Haynes Public Charter School. The school serves a diverse population of 1200 students in PS-12th grades. In 2011, E.L. Haynes... Read More →
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Enid M. Rey

Executive Director of School Choice, Hartford Public Schools
Enid M. Rey, Esq. is the Executive Director of the Office of Schools Choice and manages all the marketing, recruitment, and student placement operations for Hartford Public Schools (HPS).Attorney Rey has a passion for leadership roles that increase quality options for academic enrichment and positive youth development opportunities for Hartford’s families and children. A graduate of Hartford Public High School, she attended Mount Holyoke... Read More →
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Jumaane Saunders

Principal- Elementary Division, Brooklyn Prospect Charter School
Jumaane Saunders has had a wealth of experience in the education world. He began his career with TFA teaching high school science in LA and NYC, worked as a Program Manager for the NYC DOE central office and served as a science consultant for many urban school districts. Jumaane is the founding Principal at Brooklyn Prospect Charter School, a progressive charter located in downtown Brooklyn, NY.

Friday April 8, 2016 3:00pm - 4:15pm