button-download-workshop-filesStrand: Public Policy—Supporting Equity and Education
Time: Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 8:15 – 9:30 am
Room: Yorktown

ABSTRACT

This session will highlight new student centered advocacy tools that help local communities develop relationships and build joint policy platforms. Participants will gain insight into a suite of research-based, online resources that lay the foundation for a variety of advocacy efforts to address opportunity gaps.

PRESENTER(s)

Presenter 1

Alexis Holmes
Senior Policy Analyst
National Education Association

Biography: Alexis Holmes is a senior policy analyst for the National Education Association. She is responsible for engaging partners and reviewing policies related to secondary schools, career and technical education, and family engagement. Previously, she has served as an NEA minority community outreach liaison and director of government relations for the College Board.

Presenter 2

dharrisaikensDonna Harris-Aikens
Director of Education Policy & Practice
National Education Association

Biography: Donna Harris-Aikens is the Director of the Education Policy and Practice Department at the National Education Association. She manages all policy related to elementary and secondary education issues, as well as early education, higher education, and career technical education. In addition, Mrs. Harris-Aikens leads the association’s national, state, and local advocacy efforts for implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act. Prior to joining NEA, she served as the policy manager for Service Employees International Union’s Public Services Division (SEIU), and also served as director of government relations for the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium. Mrs. Harris-Aikens earned her law degree from Howard
University School of Law, and is an active member of the District of Columbia Bar.

DESCRIPTION

Student Centered Advocacy: Tools that build one voice for student success is a session created for education opportunity advocates. As implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act transitions to local planning, it is becoming increasing important that local families and communities engage and offer their voice for their schools. This session will highlight new student centered advocacy tools that help local communities develop relationships and build joint policy platforms. Participants will experience and gain insight into a suite of research-based, online resources that lay the foundation for a variety of advocacy efforts to ensure that our students’ success does not depend on living in the right neighborhood.

Event Timeslots (3)

Thursday, April 19
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THURSDAY | YORKTOWN
This session will highlight new student centered advocacy tools that help local communities develop relationships and build joint policy platforms. Participants will gain insight into a suite of research-based, online resources that lay the foundation for a variety of advocacy efforts to address opportunity gaps.

Session 4 (Thursday 8:15-9:30)
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THURSDAY | YORKTOWN
This session will highlight new student centered advocacy tools that help local communities develop relationships and build joint policy platforms. Participants will gain insight into a suite of research-based, online resources that lay the foundation for a variety of advocacy efforts to address opportunity gaps.

Yorktown
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THURSDAY | YORKTOWN
This session will highlight new student centered advocacy tools that help local communities develop relationships and build joint policy platforms. Participants will gain insight into a suite of research-based, online resources that lay the foundation for a variety of advocacy efforts to address opportunity gaps.

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