Oct 05 2017 (All day)

Education For All: Serving California’s Vulnerable Children

EdSource Symposium 2017

The annual EdSource Symposium, in partnership with the Learning Policy Institute, will be held Thursday, October 5, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oakland Convention Center.

Education experts and school leaders from across California convened for a day of thought-provoking panel discussions and workshop sessions that explored how California schools can best serve the state's most vulnerable students .

The EdSource Symposium has become one of the most important annual education gatherings in the state. This year, EdSource is celebrating their 40-year anniversary and 40th year of hosting the Symposium.

This year's Symposium promoted discussion and networking among peers with five break-out sessions that allowed participants to take a deeper dive into a specific topic and facilitated the exchange of ideas and best practices.

The program included a keynote talk by noted scholar Pedro Noguera, presentation of a lifetime achievement award to Michael Kirst, president of the California State Board of Education President and a longtime adviser to EdSource, and EdSource Executive Director Louis Freedberg. LPI Research Associate Hanna Melnick also moderated a panel on school climate and conditions.

Presenters include:

  • Tanya Broder, Senior Staff Attorney, National Immigration Law Center
  • Vito Chiala, Principal, Overfelt High School, East Side Union High School District, San Jose
  • Carl Cohn, Executive Director, California Collaborative for Educational Excellence
  • Oscar Cruz, Director, Families In Schools
  • Xilonin Cruz-Gonzalez, Azusa School District, President CA Latina School Board Association
  • Linda Darling-Hammond, President, Learning Policy Institute
  • Louis Freedberg, Executive Director, EdSource
  • Margie McHugh, Director, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy
  • Hanna Melnick, Research and Policy Associate, Learning Policy Institute
  • Pedro Noguera, Professor of Education, UCLA
  • Vincent Pompei, Director Youth Well-Being Project, Human Rights Campaign
  • Russell Rumberger, Professor of Education, UC Santa Barbara

Who should attend? School and district leaders, school board members, parents and community members, advocates, teachers, lawmakers, policy experts, and advocates.

Oakland Convention Center
550 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94607