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James Coleman’s Report at 50:

Johns Hopkins’ Conference on Closing the Achievement Gap

Johns Hopkins University is celebrating the Coleman Report’s 50th anniversary by hosting a major conference, The Coleman Report at Fifty: Its Relevance for Policy and Practice Today (October 5-6, 2016). The first day will explore recent scholarship on poverty, the family effect, and public schools. The second day, which is run by our Institute, constitutes a tough-minded look at policies that have changed the academic outcomes and life trajectories of our country’s disadvantaged students.



OCTOBER 6, 2016
2:30 – 7:00 pm



John King, United States Secretary of Education (schedule permitting)

Andreas Schleicher, Director of Education and Skills, OCED


Paul Pastorek, Managing Partner, Pastorek Partners LLC; Former Superintendent, Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Schools

Deborah Gist, Superintendent of Tulsa and Former Commissioner of Education, Rhode Island

Derrell Bradford, Executive Director, New York Campaign for Achievement Now

Ian Rowe, CEO of Public Prep and Former Director of Strategy and Performance, White House USA Freedom Corps

Sonja B. Santelises, Ed.D. Chief Executive Officer of Baltimore City Public Schools

Kathy Edin, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

All sessions will take place on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus.


We would like to thank our generous sponsors:

Russell Sage Foundation

Spencer Foundation

William T. Grant Foundation

The Academy at Johns Hopkins University


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