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  1. Read About the 2019 NPEA Conference!

    Missed the 2019 NPEA Conference? Don’t worry – NPEA was fortunate to have Luke Chitwood (Twitter, website) in attendance, who provided a wonderful write-up. See his article here, or read it below!

    Engineered for Inequality: Calls from an Access Conference for Reimagining Higher Education in America

  2. Congratulations to the 2019 Award for Excellence Winner: Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA)

    Congratulations to the 2019 Winner:
    Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA)

    Photo of Award winner


    The Award recognizes an NPEA member who has demonstrated excellence in supporting underserved students on the path to and through college through effective practices, a commitment to data for program improvement, support for students’ personal growth and success, strong program sustainability, leadership in the community, and creative problem-solving and innovation.


    Pictured (left to right): Alan Royal (Jack Kent Cooke Foundation), Jahnelle McMillan (LEDA), and Nada Abdelaziz (LEDA). Photo credit: Heather Hackney Photography


    “LEDA is so honored to be the recipient of NPEA’s Award for Excellence. Being recognized among this network of exemplary organizations is a testimony to the tremendous accomplishments of our LEDA Scholars, and the vital importance of building an inclusive and equitable America where leadership reflects, celebrates, and supports diverse perspectives.”
    Beth Breger, Executive Director


    Congratulations from NPEA and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation!

    Interested in learning more? View the press release for more information, or visit our conference page.

  3. See Dr. Donnell Butler’s Keynote Presentation!

    Change The Game: Dismantling Systems of Inequity and Reimagining College Student Success

    Donnell J. Butler
    Senior Associate Dean for Planning and Analysis of Student Outcomes


    Dr. Donnell Butler (Franklin & Marshall) delivered a great keynote performance last Thursday, discussing systems of inequity and looking hard at how we define student success in college. Dr. Butler graciously allowed us to post his handout from the keynote so that attendees can go back and have a look at his slides – a goldmine of information, research, and analysis. Access his presentation here. Thank you, Dr. Butler!


    Other workshops that have been added:

    Did you present at the NPEA Conference and want your presentation added? Email Alex and ask him to help you out!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.