CEI Luncheon Series: Alan Blankstein and Pedro Noguera to Speak at Harvard Club, April 2nd

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Please join us at the next CEI Luncheon Series event on April 2, 2015 at the Harvard Club. 

Our speakers will be Alan Blankstein and Pedro Antonio Noguera, co-authors of  Excellence Through Equity,which illustrates that equity is the most powerful means we have to lift all children to higher achievement. They show how educators can achieve equity for all students from the classroom to the system level with compelling examples and specific practical advice. At a time when we are experiencing a sea-change in public education, it is more important than ever to consider how everything from classroom practices to state and federal policies can and do impact the opportunity for all students to gain a quality public education.

Alan Blankstein is an award-winning author and educational leader who founded and served as President of the HOPE Foundation for 25 years. The foundation supports educational leaders in creating and sustaining school cultures where failure is not an option for any student and is chaired by Nobel Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu. A former “high-risk” youth, Alan began his career in education as a music teacher. He is the author of 18 books, including the best-selling Failure Is Not an Option: Six Principles That Guide Student Achievement in High-Performing Schools, which received the Book of the Year award from Learning Forward. Alan has provided keynote presentations and workshops throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Africa and the Middle East. He has served on the Harvard International Principals’ Center advisory board and the Jewish Child Care Agency, where he once was a youth in residence.
Pedro Noguera is the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University. He holds tenured faculty appointments in the departments of Teaching and Learning and Humanities and Social Sciences at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Development at NYU. He is also the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools. Dr. Noguera is the author of eight books and over 150 articles and monographs. In addition to Excellence Through Equity, his most recent books are School for Resilience: Improving the Life Trajectory of African American and Latino Boys and Creating the Opportunity to Learn with A. Wade Boykin. Noguera recently received awards from the Center for the Advanced Study of the Behavioral Sciences/Sage for outstanding achievement in advancing the understanding of the behavioral and social sciences as they are applied to pressing social issues, the National Association of Secondary Principals for distinguished service to the field of education, and from the McSilver Institute at NYU for his research and advocacy efforts aimed at fighting poverty.
Please join us on Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 PM at the Harvard Club, located at 27 West 44th Street, to hear Alan and Pedro’s insights about how to bring equity to our public schools.
RSVP to Judy Jones at 212-302-8800, ext. 213 (acceptances only).