It’s the Ed Reform Prom!

Vision 2032: Shaping the Future of Education.  That is the topic of this year’s Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference.  The event, hosted by the Yale SOM Education Club, has become a “must attend” for national education reform leaders, offering a virtual who’s who in the reform community.  

This year’s festivities start this evening with a concentrated day of speakers and panels tomorrow.  Friday morning kicks off with a morning keynote featuring John King, Kevin Huffman, and Deborah Gist, the state commissioners in New York, Tennessee, and Rhode Island, respectively.  The impressive lineup of speakers can be found here.
For those who will be New Haven for the event, dear ol’ Eduflack has two roles at the conference.  Tonight, I am part of the kickoff panel titled, “Connecticut — At the Tipping Point?”  I’ll be discussing the reform efforts in the Land of Steady Habits with Mary Loftus Levine, the president of the Connecticut Education Association, and Paul Vallas, the interim superintendent of Bridgeport Public Schools.  Also joining us will be Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy.
Tomorrow, I’m moderating a session on collaboration between school districts, unions, and charter schools.  Participants include Garth Harries of New Haven Public Schools, Boston Collegiate Charter School’s Shannah Varon, Kelly Tynan of UP Academy Charter School of Boston, and the AFT’s Randi Weingarten.
For those attending, welcome to Connecticut (and to New Haven).  For those not registered, you should be able to follow the event on Twitter from @YaleELC or by following tweets with the #YaleELC hashtag.  It’ll be well worth the look.
(Full disclosure, Eduflack served on the Advisory Committee for this year’s Yale ELC.)

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