This year’s conference theme, "Strength in Numbers," is a celebration of a decade of data-informed progress from across our network and an opportunity to discuss our future direction. Join us for our 10th-anniversary celebration. We will look back at the evidence-informed progress we’ve made as a sector but also look forward to the pressing issues of the day. This year the event will take place at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA from May 20–22, 2019. 

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Wednesday, May 22 • 9:00am - 10:00am
A Conversation with John B. King
In 2015, President Obama named John King the 10th U.S. Secretary of Education. With only one year on the job, King helped states implement ESSA and pushed for tougher equity rules to address racial disparities in American classrooms. He put a major focus on school discipline; and launched a $12 million federal grant program for promoting socioeconomically diverse schools. Now, Dr. John King is the President and CEO of The Education Trust and will share his insight on what we were able to accomplish with data and what the future of evidence-driven education policymaking with CEPR Faculty Director Tom Kane.

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Tom Kane

Faculty Director, Walter H. Gale Professor of Education And Economics, Center for Education Policy Research, Harvard University
Thomas Kane is an economist and Walter H. Gale Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is faculty director of the Center for Education Policy Research, a university-wide research center that works with school districts and state agencies. Between 2009... Read More →
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Chynah Tyler

Representative, 7th Suffolk District, Massachusetts Legislature
Chynah was born and raised in Roxbury where she established a special place in her heart for her community. Programs offered at facilities such as the John A. Shelburne Community Center and Roxbury Boys and Girls Club provided her with an authentic sense of pride as a Roxbury native... Read More →
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John King

President and CEO, The Education Trust
John B. King Jr. is the president and CEO of The Education Trust, a national nonprofit organization that seeks to identify and close opportunity and achievement gaps, from preschool through college. King served in President Barack Obama’s cabinet as the 10th U.S. Secretary of Education... Read More →

Wednesday May 22, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Charles Ballroom, Third Floor Charles Hotel (1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA, USA)