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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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Stephanie Jones

Harvard Graduate School of Education
Professor of Education
Cambridge, MA
Stephanie Jones is the Marie and Max Kargman Associate Professor in Human Development and Urban Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research focuses on the longitudinal effects of poverty and exposure to violence on social, emotional, and behavioral development from early childhood through adolescence. Much of her recent work has focused on exploring social-emotional and behavioral factors across the developmental spectrum, with an emphasis on conducting rigorous scientific research while also creating translational and applied products for the early and middle childhood practitioner and policy communities. For example, over the past five years via funding from IES, NICHD, and community-based sources, she has designed and led a series of multi-year, multi-site projects related to the development, implementation, and evaluation of SECURe, a school-based intervention that targets executive function, self-regulation, and social-emotional skills in preK-3 grade settings. Jones holds a doctorate in developmental psychology from Yale University, where she trained with Edward Zigler. In 2008, Jones was awarded the Grawemeyer Award in Education for her work with Zigler and Walter Gilliam on A Vision for Universal Preschool Education, published by Cambridge University Press, and in 2013, Jones was awarded the Joseph E. Zins Early-Career Distinguished Contribution Award for Action Research in Social and Emotional Learning, from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). jonesst@gse.harvard.edu