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Thursday, May 30 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Measuring What Matters

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All too often, we have seen that in the absence of effective assessment tools, we revert to measuring what is easy rather than what is important. Together, weʼll look at how a wide range of social entrepreneurs, educators, and business leaders have chosen to measure key 21st century competencies, and how that data can be used to inform measurable growth plans: for kids, for teachers, for staff, and for ourselves.


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Emily Bazelon

Senior Editor, Slate
Emily Bazelon is the author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. She is also a senior editor at Slate, a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, and the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School. She is a frequent guest on the Colbert Report. Before joining Slate, Bazelon was a Soros media fellow. She worked as an editor and writer at... Read More →
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Sam Chaltain

Chief Troubadour, samchaltain.com 
Sam Chaltain is a DC-based writer and education advocate. The author or co-author of six books, Sam covers the changing nature of American public education for CNN, Huffington Post and Education Week, and on his own site, samchaltain.com.
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Scott Hartl

President & CEO, Expeditionary Learning
Scott Hartl is President/ CEO of Expeditionary Learning (EL). EL partners with school districts and charter boards to open new schools and transform existing schools, pre-K-12, in all settings – urban, rural, and suburban. EL’s model challenges students to think critically and take active roles in their classrooms and communities, resulting in higher achievement and greater school engagement. EL is developing the state-wide Common... Read More →
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Ellen Moir

CEO, New Teacher Center
Ellen Moir is Chief Executive Officer of the New Teacher Center (NTC), a national organization dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers and school leaders. She is recognized as a passionate advocate for our nation’s newest teachers and for the students they teach.Ellen founded NTC in 1998 to scale high quality teacher induction services to a national audience. NTC strengthens school... Read More →
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Mike O'Brien

CEO, iMentor
@MOB00 | Mike O’Brien is the Chief Executive Officer of iMentor. iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower students in low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. iMentor partners with high schools and provides every student in the school with a mentor. Students and mentors work one-on-one, in-person and online, to develop strong personal relationships, nurture a college... Read More →


Thursday May 30, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Newseum Room 704 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20001

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