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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 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
No Excuses 2.0? Revisiting the Model as New Challenges Come to Light

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The term “No Excuses Charter School” has been in the national conversation for the past 20 years, but does anyone really know what it means to be a “No Excuses” school? This panel will explore how different charter schools define this model and how they address the tensions created by working with students in poverty. How do these schools ensure that students are successful when they transition to college? How do their choices affect the communities within the schools and without? What have we learned over the past 20 years, and where are we headed?

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Thomas Toch

Director, FutureEd, Georgetown University
Thomas Toch is the director of FutureEd, an education policy center at Georgetown University.

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Nikki Barnes

Principal, KIPP Academy Boston
Nikki Barnes is the Principal of KIPP Academy Boston Middle School in Roxbury, Massachusetts. For twenty five years she has worked in public schools as a teacher, teacher-leader, community activist and parental advocate.
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Michele Caracappa

School Manager, Success Academy Charter Schools
As Chief Academic Officer, Michele oversees curriculum development, instructional management, and leader and teacher training across all 34 Success Academy Charter Schools. A founding teacher at our first Success Academy in Harlem, Michele has been a teacher, Leadership Resident... Read More →
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Calvon Jones

Master of Divinity Candidate, Yale Divinity School
Calvon Jones is an alumnus of KIPP: Gaston College Preparatory, class of 2011. He went on to Morehouse College, in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was a history and religion major. He graduated from Morehouse College on May 17, 2015 with the highest honors, Summa Cum Laude (suhm-uh kuhm... Read More →
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Dacia Toll

Co-CEO and President, Achievement First
Dacia Toll is the President and co-CEO of Achievement First, a non-profit charter management organization which operates 22 public charter schools in Connecticut and New York. Dacia led the founding team and served for six years as the principal of nationally acclaimed Amistad Academy... Read More →

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