Education Success Project: The Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood Schools Colloquium II

The Education Success Project:
The Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood Schools Colloquium II

March 22, 2014
Loyola Marymount University



Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Maureen Kindel, Chair, LMU School of Education Board of Visitors
  • Dixon Slingerland, Executive Director of Youth Policy Institute  
  • Iris Zuniga, Chief Operating Officer of Youth Policy Institute
  • Shane P. Martin, Dean, LMU School of Education
  • Maria Herrera, Principal at Sylmar Biotech Health Academy
  • Paul Hirsch, Principal at STEM Academy


Guided Conversation I: Conocimiento/Common Core

  • Magaly Lavadenz, Director, LMU Center for Equity for English Learners
  • Victoria Graf, Professor, LMU School of Education
  • Shawna Draxton, Principal, WISH Charter Elementary School
  • Elvira Armas, Associate Director, LMU Center for Equity for English Learners


Guided Conversation II: Student Engagement and the Importance of Transitions in the School Pipeline

  • Shane P. Martin, Dean, LMU School of Education
  • Yvette King-Berg, Executive Director of Youth Policy Institute Schools
  • Gavin Duffy, Research Fellow at the School of Education, Queen's University, Belfast
  • Dan Solorzano, Director of UC/ACCORD and Professor of Social Science and Comparative Education in the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
  • Joaquin Noguera, Doctoral Student and Research Assistant at UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies