Yale Conference to Address Role of Leadership in Education Reform

New Haven, Conn., February 8, 2007 — Leaders of the education reform movement will discuss the role of leadership in solving the problem of education inequity at the Yale Education Leadership Conference on February 16, 2007.

The conference is sponsored by the Yale School of Management Program on Social Enterprise, the Yale SOM Education Club, and The Yale Law School Project on Law and Education.

The conference session “Closing the Achievement Gap in the State of Connecticut” will feature three influential leaders in education reform: Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach for America, Dacia Toll, President of Achievement First, and Steven Adamowski, Superintendent of Hartford Public Schools. This panel is free and open to the public and will take place from 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. in room 202 of the Osborn Memorial Laboratories, 165 Prospect Street. Registration is required for all other sessions.

Other panels will examine “Careers in the Evolving Education Sector,” “Developing Leadership in Education,” “Foundations Supporting Education Reform,” “Reforming No Child Left Behind,” “Leaders in District Reform,” and “Charter Management Organizations.”

Scheduled speakers include: Yee-Ann Cho, Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Jen Holleran, Executive Director, Bay Area New Leaders for New Schools; Julie Horowitz, Executive Director, Young Women’s Leadership Foundation; John King, Managing Director, Uncommon Schools; Kristen Kane, Chief Operating Officer, New York City Department of Education; Scott Morgan, Executive Director, Education Pioneers; MaryEllen McGuire, Majority Staff Director, Senate Subcommittee on Education and Early Childhood.

Members of the press are invited to attend the conference; advance registration is required. Please RSVP to Tabitha Wilde, Yale School of Management, 203-432-6010 or tabitha.wilde@yale.edu.

For more information, please visit: http://community.som.yale.edu/education/.