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Hear . . . Engaging Keynote Sessions

Keynote Kickoff

Courageous Conversations

Glenn Singleton, President & Founder
Pacific Educational Group (PEG)
San Francisco, CA

Sunday, March 4, 2018 / 2 – 3:30 p.m. - New Start Time!
Sponsored by Premier Diamond Partner Siemens Industry

COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONTM is an award-winning protocol for effectively engaging, sustaining and deepening interracial dialogue. Race matters – in society and in our schools. Listen to Glenn E. Singleton and learn more about how to effectively engage in these conversations this March.

 "PEG has been an invaluable partner . . .providing support to make transformational change that is felt in our classrooms, in our policy making and in our instructional and business practices."
 - A Former Superintendent of Portland Public Schools, Portland, OR

Monday Morning Keynote 

Assessment without Opportunity is Dead

David Coleman, President & CEO
The College Board
New York, NY

Sunday March 5, 2018 / 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Sponsored by Premier Silver Partner The College Board

There’s a powerful shift happening in the assessment landscape—a shift towards opportunity. Assessment without opportunity is dead. The College Board is doing everything in its power to make it easier for students to show their best work and take advantage of the opportunities they’ve earned. During his remarks, David Coleman will outline the major initiatives that the College Board is leading to clear a path for all students, including the redesigned SAT, AP Computer Science Principles and a partnership with Khan Academy to deliver free, world?class SAT practice to students.

  • New York State Superintendent of the Year presented.

Tuesday Closing Ideas

State Education Department Leadership Forum

MaryEllen Elia, Commissioner of Education
New York State Education Department
Albany, NY

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 / 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Sponsored by Premier Silver Partner iTutor.com Inc.

Connect with the top leaders of the Department of Education and discuss the major issues confronting public education in our state. Time will be provided for question and answer session. Join the discussion. Lobby Day immediately follows this session.  

  • The Dr. Mary Barter Scholarship for Women and Minorities presented.