Education Funders Conversation

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 -
10:00am to 2:00pm EDT
CT Association of Nonprofits (CT Nonprofits), Hartford, CT
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For staff and trustees of grantmaking organizations who support or have an interest in education.

Join your grantmaking colleagues to exchange information and learning about your current investments in education; explore the current challenges and opportunities of the various strategies for education reform, improvement and impact.

Guests include Dr. Dianna R. Wentzell, Interim Commissioner of Education, State of Connecticut and Diane Robinson of Public Square Partnership.

Education in the state of Connecticut is at a critical juncture: Connecticut has the largest achievement gap of all fifty states, yet recent policy changes create opportunity to dramatically alter the quality of education in our schools. Connecticut is poised to become a destination state for education sector investment, innovation, and talent, and it is vital that new capacity is built inside and outside the public education system in order to actualize these policy changes and to ensure that schools are set up for real, sustainable transformation. Public Square Partnership, a start-up place-based initiative for education, was created to accelerate the pace of this educational change in the state and to ensure that Connecticut's public education system be dramatically improved to produce tangible results for children.

10:00 AM                          Greeting & Welcome
10:15 AM                          Diane Robinson, Public Square Partnership
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM          Funders Only Exchange over lunch
1:00 PM                             Dr. Dianna R. Wentzell, Interim Commissioner of Education, State of CT
1:45 PM                             Closing and Next Steps


Questions?  Contact Kevin Cifone, 860-525-5585.

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