NALEO Northeast Policy Institute on Early Learning - NALEO Educational Fund

About


July 21-22, 2017 | New York, NY


Today, one in four children living in the U.S., under the age of 18, is Latino. By 2050 it is projected that more than one in three will be Latino. With Latinos representing the second largest population group in the nation, the future success and vitality of our communities and the country are intrinsically tied to this segment of the population. The decisions being made today about how to best educate and prepare the youngest members of society for the future will result in long lasting effects. In the face of new federal policies and priorities, from child care to K-12 education, there are critical leadership and oversight decisions that are being redirected to state and local policymakers. Latino policymakers serving at the state and local levels have the influence and opportunity to set legislative priorities and drive the momentum to accelerate the educational attainment and success for students of all ages.

To lead this charge effectively, policymakers must be familiar with innovative and successful policies and practices that can drive change in their local communities as they advocate for an educational system where all students have the opportunity to thrive and succeed. This regional two-day convening will include state legislators, county and municipal officials, and school board members from the following states: CT, DE, MA, MD, NJ, NY, PA, RI, and VA. This convening is part of the NALEO Education Leadership Initiative (NELI) which aims to provide Latino public servants with the enhanced capacity and governance skills they need to become effective advocates for their students, families, and communities from birth to K-12.

The Institute’s program will cover the following topics:


  • Why Start Early? Foundations of Brain Research
  • Strategies to Prevent and Tackle Toxic Stress
  • Preventing the School to Prison Pipeline in the Early Years
  • Resources for Meeting Needs of Undocumented and Mixed-Status Children and Families
  • ESSA 101: What’s in the Law? Why does it Matter?
  • Isn’t that the State Education Agency’s Job?
  • Deep Dive on ESSA and English Language Learners
  • Diverse Perspectives on Education Equity
  • What’s Next on ESSA?

Participants will strengthen governance skills that support effective leadership, as well as receive timely information, learn best practices, and exchange legislative policies and ideas around the most effective ways to address pressing educational issues. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with colleagues and experts from throughout the Northeast United States.

Sponsors


Title Sponsors

Alliance for Early Success
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
State Farm™

Institute Partner
The Education Trust


For more information please contact:

Monica Romo Lopez

Program Coordinator for Constituency Services
NALEO Educational Fund
Tel: (213) 747-7606 ext 4444
Email: mromo@naleo.org

Schedule


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast


9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Welcome Remarks


9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Session I:

Why Start Early? Foundations of Early Childhood Education



10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Session II:

Strategies to Prevent and Tackle Toxic Stress



12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Luncheon Program

Census 2020, Make it Count



1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Session III:

Preventing the School to Prison Pipeline in the Early Years



2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Session IV:

Resources for Meeting Needs of Undocumented Children and Families



4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Closing Remarks & Evaluations

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Opening Reception

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

Breakfast & Welcome Remarks

8:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Session V:

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) 101: What’s in the Law? Why does it Matter?



10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Session VI:

Isn’t that the State Education Agency’s Job?


11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Session VII:

Leveraging Opportunities in ESSA: Table Conversations



12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Luncheon Program:

NALEO Educational Fund’s Policy and Civic Priorities


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Session VIII:

Deep Dive on ESSA and English Language Learners



2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Session XI:

Diverse Perspectives on Education Equity



2:50 PM - 3:00 PM

What's Next on ESSA?


3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Closing Remarks and Evaluations

Contact


213-747-7606

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