Yale School of Management to Host Education Leadership Conference
Prominent Scholars, Entrepreneurs, and Policy Makers to Discuss K-12 Innovations
New Haven, Conn., February 4, 2008 The Yale School of Management will hold its second annual Education Leadership Conference on Friday, February 15 at the New Haven Lawn Club.
The theme of the event is Innovations in Education. Against the backdrop of national elections, increasing school reform initiatives, and heightened emphasis on market-based efforts to improve student and school performance, the conference panels and keynote sessions will explore the impact of innovations in several areas within the K-12 industry, including human capital, technology, funding, political action, and student engagement. The student-run conference is organized by the Yale School of Management Education Club and is sponsored by the Bridgeport-based Charter Oak Challenge Foundation.
In addressing the theme of Innovations in Education, the conference will bring together a diverse and accomplished group of scholars, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and professionals. Speakers include:
Steve Barr, Founder and CEO, Green Dot Public Schools
Larry Berger, Co-Founder and CEO, Wireless Generation
Clayton Christensen, Professor, Harvard Business School
Mary Cullinane, Director, Microsofts U.S. Partners in Learning Program
Jonathan Harber, President and CEO, SchoolNet
Frederick Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
Marc Lampkin, Executive Director, Ed in 08
Jordan Meranus, Partner, New Schools Venture Fund
Ariela Rozman, CEO, The New Teacher Project
Jon Schnur, Co-Founder and CEO, New Leaders for New Schools
Senior leaders from New Haven-based Achievement First, High Tech High, Teach for America, Scholastic, and many other organizations will also participate. A full list of speakers is available on the conference website in addition to the conference schedule and registration.
Members of the media are welcome to attend with advance registration; space is limited. To register, contact Tabitha Wilde, Director of Media Relations, Yale School of Management (email@example.com) by Monday, February 11. For more information about the conference, contact Yale School of Management Education Club leaders and conference organizers Jonathan Gruber (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Edna Novak (email@example.com).