Keynote Conversations

Monday, May 18, 2015

What does quality mean in the context of education? While there may be some consensus existing around the basic dimensions of a quality education, how we get there and how far we have to go inspires numerous debates and perspectives.  The issues and answers are so diverse, we wonder how we can possibly answer this question in 75 minutes.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

More than 70,000 children are held in juvenile jails. Many American children are imperiled by abuse, neglect, domestic and community violence, and poverty. Without effective intervention and help, these children suffer, struggle, and fall into despair and hopelessness, many ending up in jail. A recent study showed that delinquent children are much more likely than their non-delinquent peers to die violently later in life, with girls being especially vulnerable, dying at nearly five times the rate of the general population.