Senator Elizabeth Warren will speak at the Sixth Annual Lee Gurel '48 Lecture at Clark University, part of the inaugural Gurel Symposium on Education, titled "NEXT GEN LEARNING: Opportunities for urban education in the new federal law." The free, public event is slated from 10 to noon, Monday, March 14, in Atwood Hall.
As a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Senator Warren played an influential role in the passage of the 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act. Senator Warren will outline her views on this new legislation and federal education policy.
Senator Warren’s keynote remarks will be followed by a panel of leading education experts. Panelists will share perspectives on the range of skills students will need to thrive in the future, and their views on how the new federal law positions urban communities to provide the deeper learning experiences—in the classroom and beyond—that their students will need to gain a full complement of these 21st century skills.
- Nick Donohue, President and CEO, Nellie Mae Education Foundation
- Ronald Ferguson, Kennedy School of Government and Director of the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University
- Dianne Kelly, Superintendent, Revere Public Schools
- Gene Wilhoit, Executive Director, National Center for Innovation in Education
- Katerine Bielaczyc, Director of the Hiatt Center for Urban Education and Associate Professor of Education, Clark University
The Gurel Lecture and Symposium are co-sponsored by Clark University’s Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise and MassINC. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information about the event, please contact Lisa Coakley, executive assistant at the Mosakowski Institute, at (508) 421-3872 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1887 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university addressing social and human imperatives on a global scale. Nationally renowned as a college that changes lives, Clark is emerging as a transformative force in higher education today. LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice) is Clark’s pioneering model of education that combines a robust liberal arts curriculum with life-changing world and workplace experiences. Clark’s faculty and students work across boundaries to develop solutions to complex challenges in the natural sciences, psychology, geography, management, urban education, Holocaust and genocide studies, environmental studies, and international development and social change. The Clark educational experience embodies the University’s motto: Challenge Convention. Change Our World.