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SEP Nonprofit Leadership Forum
Social Enterprise Leadership Forum:
Measuring and creating excellence in schools
Thursday, May 6, 2010
8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Venue: Columbia University Faculty House
64 Morningside Drive (between 116th and 117th Streets)
New York (directions and online map).
Attendance at this forum is by invitation only.
Measuring performance—of students, teachers, schools, and entire school systems—has emerged as a critical tool for innovative educational institutions, and a point of emphasis for the current administration in Washington. Yet evaluation is difficult and also very costly, so it’s critically important to do it right—picking the right outcomes, measuring them properly, and using the results to improve the quality of education. In this half-day meeting, we brought together educational leaders from New York City’s public, private, and nonprofit sectors for an exchange of ideas on how to apply evaluation effectively.
||Breakfast and Registration|
Welcome and Introduction
Keynote Presentation: "Accountability: What's It Really All About?"
Keynote Presentation: "What Makes Charter Schools Effective?"
|10:15–10:30 a.m.||Coffee Break
"Using Teacher Evaluation to Improve School Performance"
|11:30–12:45 p.m.||"Scaling up—building successful schools in New York City and New York State"
(45 minute presentation, 30 minutes discussion | Video link on YouTube)
Senior Deputy Commissioner for P-12 Education
New York State Department of Education
Simon H. Rifkind Professor of Law
Columbia Law School; and
former Chief Accountability Officer
New York City Department of Education
Closing Remarks and Wrap-up of Discussion
Executive Directors who would like to attend future forums can contact: socialenterprise (AT) gsb (DOT) columbia (DOT) edu.
Social Venture Innovators
Founder and CEO
Lending money to entrepreneurs whose endeavors are too large to receive microfinance loans but too small and risky to receive funding from traditional banks.
Founder and CEO
Hiring unemployed residents of financially underserved communities to install solar and energy-efficient technology for small businesses, nonprofits, and affordable housing.
Leveraging crowdfunding technology to reduce preventable maternal and neonatal deaths and disability.
View the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise brochure, Empowering Leaders to Change the World