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  1. Registration now open for NPEA 2019 Conference!

     
     

    REGISTER NOW for NPEA’s 11th Annual Conference in Chicago on April 3-5, 2019
    Featuring more than 40 workshops, three keynotes, two receptions, breakfast roundtable discussions, and ample time for networking, this is a valuable opportunity for those in the field of education to come together and share best practices. Conference participants represent school and non-school based direct service programs, independent, public and charter schools, colleges and universities, education nonprofits, and others committed to the field of access and success.
    This year’s keynote speakers include: Donnell Butler, Eve L. Ewing, and Na’ilah Suad Nasir.
    Mission: NPEA connects the people, practices, and innovations essential for eliminating barriers to educational access and college and career success for underserved students.

    When?
    Wednesday, April 3 – Friday, April 5
    Pre-conference events begin Wednesday, April 3. The conference ends at 3:30pm CST on Friday, April 5 with an optional book signing until 4:00pm.

    Where?
    Chicago, IL

    Early Bird  
    Rates
    NPEA Members: $580
    Non-Members: $765
    *Early bird rates available through February 15, 2019.

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  2. NPEA Member Discounts on Professional Education Programs from Harvard Graduate School of Education

    NEW: NPEA Member Discounts on Professional Education Programs from Harvard Graduate School of Education

    NPEA is pleased to announce a new learning alliance with Professional Education (PE) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education! NPEA members have the opportunity to attend PPE summer programs at 20% off the regular tuition. Below, please find information about each of the programs which take place in May, June, and July 2019. To receive the 20% discount in tuition, NPEA members should:

    1) Apply for the interested program through the program webpage first. No payment will be required at this stage;

    2) Upon acceptance, you will receive a confirmation email and be asked to complete an enrollment form (different from the application form). On the enrollment form, you can input a discount code and a discount of 20% will automatically apply to your invoice. For the discount code, check the latest NPEA Member Newsletter (Winter 2018-19), or email Alex.

    Race, Equity, and Leadership in Schools
    5/13/19 – 5/16/19 (Apply by 4/1/19)

    Develop the skills and historical understanding to lead courageous conversations about race, power, and equity in your school community.

    Post-Secondary Success: In Schools, Communities, and Families 
    6/23/19 – 6/26/19 (Apply by 5/10/19)

    Gain tools and frameworks for advancing students on a path to post-secondary success.

    Closing the Achievement Gap: Strategies for Excellence with Equity 
    6/29/19 – 7/3/19 (Apply by 5/24/19)

    Learn how to raise achievement levels for all students—while narrowing gaps between groups—by increasing teacher, student, and family engagement.

    Family Engagement in Education: Creating Effective Home and School Partnerships for Student Success 
    7/22/19 – 7/25/19 (Apply by 6/10/19)

    Design family engagement practices that are directly connected to student learning. Increase your capacity to engage staff, families, and your community to improve student outcomes.

  3. Apply Now! 2018 Award for Excellence

     

    For the third year in a row, NPEA Member Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is generously sponsoring the Award for Excellence in Educational Access. The Award will recognize an NPEA Member Organization, Program, or School that has made a notable difference in the lives of underserved students, and includes a $5,000 monetary award for the winning NPEA member organization/school.

    The winner of the award will be announced at the 2018 national conference, Standing Together in a Changing Landscape: A Call to Action, taking place on April 11-13, 2018 at the JW Marriott in New Orleans, LA.

    Visit the 2018 Award page to learn more and access the nomination form.

  4. 2018 Conference Registration Now Open!

     

    Register Now for NPEA’s 10th Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA on April 11-13, 2018

    Featuring more than 30 workshops, breakfast roundtables, three keynotes, two receptions, and ample time for networking, this is a valuable opportunity for those in the field of education to come together and share best practices. Conference participants represent school and non-school based direct service programs, independent, public and charter schools, colleges and universities, education nonprofits, and others committed to the field of access and success. REGISTER NOW.

  5. Check out the 2018 Conference Agenda

    NPEA releases updated conference agenda, including workshops, keynote speakers, and more!

    Pictured (left to right): Dorinda Carter Andrews, Anthony Jack, Vijay Pendakur

    Dorinda Carter AndrewsAssistant Dean of Equity Outreach Initiatives, College of Education, and Associate Professor of Race, Culture, and Equity, Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University

    Anthony Abraham Jack, Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Educationand Shutzer Assistant Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

    Vijay PendakurRobert W. and Elizabeth C. Staley Dean of Students, Cornell University; and Editor, Closing the Opportunity Gap: Identity-Conscious Strategies for Retention and Student Success.

    Learn more about the 2018 conference agenda.