Bridging the Educational Gap through Educational Excellence by David Johns
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
David Johns is the Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. This initiative will work across federal agencies and with partners and communities nationwide to produce a more effective continuum of education programs for African American students. Prior to joining the Department, Johns was a senior education policy advisor to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) under the leadership of Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa. Before working for the Senate HELP committee under Chairman Harkin, Johns served under the leadership of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass. Johns also was a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Fellow in the office of Congressman Charles Rangel, D-N.Y. Johns has worked on issues affecting low-income and minority students, neglected youth and early childhood education and with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). His research as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow served as a catalyst to identify, disrupt and supplant negative perceptions of black males within academia and society.
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Sarah Lawrence College Child Development Institute
Sarah Lawrence College
Child Development Institute
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Yonkers, NY 10708
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