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Lora M. Robins 2017 Speaker Series: Exploring Education Reform

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Sponsored by the Robins Foundation and presented by Leadership Metro Richmond, the speaker series is designed for community, business and non-profit leaders to learn new perspectives and gain knowledge to strengthen our community’s leadership. 

This year's three-part series explores the topic of education reform and will start by creating a foundation of understanding around the science of learning and development research.  The second session will then focus on advocacy at the local and state levels, building up to the final session which will address policy change at the national level.  Join us for this dynamic series that will bring together the leading ideas and best practices in education reform from around the nation.

All sessions are  8:00AM - 11:30AM 
April 25, 2017: Lindsay Hill
Program Officer
The Raikes Foundation, Seattle WA
Jepson Alumni Center at University of Richmond
Lindsay Hill serves as the education program officer for The Raikes Foundation, an organization in Seattle, WA that works to empower young people through education, expanded learning opportunities and the elimination youth homelessness. Lindsay is the founding executive director of Teach For America – Washington.

May 25, 2017: Derrell Bradford
Executive Director
Birdsong Hall at Randolph-Macon College
Derrell Bradford is the executive vice president of 50CAN: The 50-State Campaign for Achievement Now, and the executive director of its New York branch, NYCAN.  Derrell has over fourteen years of experience working in education reform policy and advocacy. 

June 6, 2017: John King Jr.
President & CEO
The Education Trust
Living and Learning Center at Virginia Union University
John King Jr. is the President and CEO of The Education Trust, a non-profit organization that advocates for high academic achievement for all students, particularly low-income students and students of color.  Dr. King served as the U.S. Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama.
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