EdVestors' 19th Annual Showcase

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EdVestors' 19th Annual Showcase

Spotlighting Boston educators, administrators, partners, and students— providing space to learn, engage, & imagine for the future.

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EdVestors hosts its annual Education Showcase to bring the Boston education community together and spotlight the good work happening in our public schools. This year’s Showcase will feature keynote speakers Jack Schneider and Jennifer Berkshire, sharing their perspectives on public education at this critical moment.

Afterwards, breakout sessions with Boston Public Schools students, teachers, school leaders, district administrators, and community partners will share their experiences from the last few years, the needs they’re seeing in schools, and what they’re optimistic about for the future of public education. Click here for information on the Showcase breakout session panelists.

We are pleased to invite you to EdVestors' 19th Education Showcase on Thursday, April 28th from on from 4-5:30pm via Zoom.

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Event Agenda


Marinell Rousmaniere, President & CEO, EdVestors

Boston Public Schools Committee Remarks

Jeri Robinson, Chair, Boston School Committee

Featured Conversation

Jennifer Berkshire and Jack Schnieder, Co-Hosts, Have You Heard Podcast

Marinell Rousmaniere, President & CEO, EdVestors

Breakout Room Panels

Boston Public Schools students, educators, school leaders, district staff, and community partners

Closing & Thanks

Katherine Gross, Board Chair, EdVestors

Keynote Speakers

This year’s Showcase will feature Jack Schneider and Jennifer Berkshire, co-hosts of the podcast Have You Heard, who will share their reflections on the state of public education and where we might go from here.

Jack Schneider is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. An award-winning scholar and teacher, his work explores the influence of history, culture, and rhetoric in education policy. The author of four books, he has explored why particular ideas gain policy traction, how public perceptions of schools take shape, why education reform so often fails, and how organizations can use data to empower stakeholders. He is a co-founder of the Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment, co-editor of History of Education Quarterly, and co-host of the education policy podcast Have You Heard. Dr. Schneider writes frequently in outlets like the Atlantic, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.

Jennifer Berkshire is the co-author of A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door. She writes about education and politics for the Nation, the New Republic, the Baffler, and other publications. The creator and co-host of the education policy podcast Have You Heard, she teaches aspiring podcasters in the journalism program at Boston College and the Labor Studies program at UMass Amherst. Berkshire discovered her passion for storytelling while covering a series of bitter labor battles that wracked her native Midwest in the early 1990’s. A licensed public school teacher, Berkshire lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

EdVestors is committed to providing accessibility accommodations for all of our events. Please request disability or language accommodations in your registration at least two weeks prior to the event, or we may not be able to fulfill them. For accessibility questions, please contact Shay McIntosh at mcintosh@edvestors.org.

Habrá traducción al español disponible. Al registrarse, por favor háganos saber con al menos dos semanas de anticipación si requiere interpretación al español o contactando a Shay McIntosh: mcintosh@edvestors.org.

Zoom auto-captioning will be available in the main meeting room.

While this is a free event that's open to the public, please consider making a donation to EdVestors which will make an impact in equitable, meaningful education.