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National Symposium on Educational Leadership and Poverty

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Dixon University Center

2986 North 2nd Street

Harrisburg, PA 17110

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The National Symposium on Educational Leadership and Poverty focuses on how schools can better serve children in poverty in the United States. The Spring 2017 Symposium will feature a keynote address, sessions, poster presentations and roundtable discussions surrounding research and recommended practices.

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8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast



9:00 a.m. Welcome!

Tiffany Wright, Ed.D., Co-Director, Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership

Keynote: Joyce Epstein, Ph.D.

Director of the Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships; Director of the National Network of Partnership Schools and Research Professor of Education and Sociology at Johns Hopkins University.



10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Sessions

Effective Social-Emotional Learning for High Poverty Early Childhood Programs.
Presenter: Travis Waters

One-to-One Technology: Impact, Socioeconomic Factors, and Fiscal Realities for Students in Poverty. Presenters: Edward Rife and Jolinda Wilson.

Impact of Using E-rate funds in Urban and Suburban Districts Experiencing Poverty. Presenters: Michael Gerhart, Joseph Intrieri, George Ioannidis.

Poster Sessions


10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. Break



11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Sessions

Building Family and School Relationships at the Middle Level with Families Living in Poverty. Presenters: Amy Smith and Dianne Thomas

The Effects of School Connectedness for Students Experiencing Poverty at the Middle School Level. Presenters: Colleen Friend, Stan Shilling, Michael Black, and Dave Hatfield.

School staffing, Programmatic, and Budgeting Decisions that Support Early Literacy (K-3) and Social-Emotional Development for Students Who Live in Poverty. Presenter: David Christopher

Poster Sessions


11:45 a.m. Lunch



12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m. Panel Discussion

How Can We Help? Examining Research and Practice in Schools that Help Children in Poverty. Moderator: Dr. George Drake, Dean, College of Education and Human Services, Millersville University. Panelists: Dr. Joyce Epstein, Camille Hopkins, Dr. Timothy Mahoney, Dr. Carol Powell.

This event is free and includes complimentary continental breakfast and lunch.

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