11th Annual State of Education in Georgia Conference
This one-day conference will include keynotes, posters, and discussions on enhancing social and emotional learning through safe and welcoming schools, as well as:
Fostering positive school climates
Supporting social and emotional learning in schools
Understanding disparities in school discipline
Addressing threats to school safety
Understanding policy and school board roles in addressing safety and student rights
Engaging the community in supporting safe and welcoming schools
Daniel J. Losen, J.D., M.Ed., director of the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at University of California-Los Angeles, studies the impact of law and policy on children of color and those who are language minorities; IDEIA and racial inequity in special education; school discipline and revealing and redressing the "School-to-Prison Pipeline;" and protecting the rights of English language learners to equal educational opportunity.
On these and related topics, he conducts law and policy research; publishes books, reports, and articles; and works closely with federal and state legislators to inform legislative initiatives. Both for The Civil Rights Project, and independently, he provides guidance to policymakers, educators, and advocates at the state and district level.
Before becoming a lawyer, Losen taught in public schools for 10 years, including working as a school founder of an alternative public school.
This conference provides training credit for Board of Education members through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government.
Friday, September 21, 2018 at 8:00am to 4:00pm
Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 S Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30605