Classroom and Community - Unlocking the Full Promise of Whole Child Equity

July 25, 2019 - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
The Indiana Convention Center // Wabash Room 2

Moderator: Stephanie Wood-Garnett, Ed.D., President, Institute for Student Advancement (ISA)

Overview of ESSA Report by:
Hal Smith, Senior Vice President, Education & Youth Development

The Honorable Eddie D. Melton,
Indiana State Senator (D-3)
James Comer, MD, MPH, Maurice Falk Professor in the Yale Child Study Center; Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Yale School of Medicine
Dr. Robert J. Jagers, Vice President of Research, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
Phyllis Nichols, CEO, Knoxville Area Urban League
David J. Johns M. A., Executive Director, National Black Justice Coalition

The key to closing the academic achievement gap for African American children is creating supportive environments and relationships in the community as well as the classroom. Nationwide, K-12 educators, parents, and policy experts are looking for collaborative and complementary strategies to foster safe, productive learning environments in every space where children live. Join our panelists for an informed, wide-ranging discussion about maximizing opportunities to drive equity and excellence for African American students.