Exploring Careers In Child And Family Policy: Education Policy

    February 26, 2021 10:00 am

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    Featuring Kyle Canuette, policy analyst; and Senegal Mabry and Karen McKnight, senior policy analysts, from The Hunt Institute. The Hunt Institute Team has prior work in classrooms and as administrators in early care and education and high school settings, state education departments and with Teach for America. This speaker series is for Duke students who […]


    Leslie Babinski, director of the Duke Center for Child and Family PolicyCOVID-19 and K-12 Education

    March 1, 2021 6:00 pm

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    Primary and secondary education in the United States has looked very different this year. Leslie Babinski, director of the Center for Child and Family Policy, will be joined by Gwinnett County School Board Representative, Everton Blair, to discuss how COVID-19 has affected public education and where we go from here. This event is sponsored by […]


    Exploring Careers In Child And Family Policy

    March 5, 2021 10:00 am

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    Featuring Rob Thompson, director, Early Childhood, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC Foundation; prior work at N.C. Child and the Covenant for North Carolina’s Children. This speaker series is for Duke students who want to learn more about careers in child and family policy. Meetings are designed to help students explore the wide range of job opportunities […]


    Exploring Careers In Child And Family Policy

    March 12, 2021 10:00 am

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    Featuring Liz Chen, co-founder of Real Talk and assistant professor, Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC-CH, and Teach for America alumnae. This speaker series is for Duke students who want to learn more about careers in child and family policy. Meetings are designed to help students explore the wide range of job opportunities and careers […]


    Exploring Careers In Child And Family Policy

    March 19, 2021 10:00 am

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    Featuring Sarah Daily, senior research scientist, Child Trends; prior work at National Governors Association Center for Best Practices – Early Childhood Policy; and Edna Wallace, Education Consultant, RTI, prior work at NC New Schools and UNC Charlotte. This speaker series is for Duke students who want to learn more about careers in child and family policy. Meetings are designed […]


    Cynthia Garcia CollInequality, Racism and COVID-19

    March 23, 2021 5:30 pm

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    As this historic pandemic unfolds, we see Black, Indigenous, and people of color overrepresented in its dire consequences: increased numbers in positive COVID-19 cases and deaths, layoffs, evictions, and food insecurity. Existing inequality in educational opportunities, housing, healthcare, and employment and various expressions of racism (i.e. institutional, psychological, etc.) might explain the extreme vulnerability of […]


    Rev. Dr. Starsky WilsonWhy Child Well-Being and Racial Equity Go Hand-in-Hand

    March 25, 2021 5:00 pm

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    Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson, a pastor, philanthropist, activist and Duke alumnus, became the president and CEO of the Children’s Defense Fund in December 2020. He is a national thought leader in racial justice, community organizing, and movement building and a strong advocate for children’s rights. Dr. Wilson joined the Children’s Defense Fund with a focus […]


    Exploring Careers In Child And Family Policy

    March 26, 2021 10:00 am

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    Sorien Schmidt, senior program officer, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation; prior work at Legal Services of North Carolina, the NC Justice Center, NC Child, Prevent Child Abuse NC, and Enroll America. This speaker series is for Duke students who want to learn more about careers in child and family policy. Meetings are designed to help students explore […]


    Exploring Careers In Child And Family Policy

    April 9, 2021 10:00 am

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    Brandy Bynum Dawson, senior director of policy and advocacy, NC Rural Center; prior work at the Rural Forward NC and NC Child, where she led juvenile justice reform efforts to Raise the Age. This speaker series is for Duke students who want to learn more about careers in child and family policy. Meetings are designed to help students […]


    Tyler Watts, Columbia UniversityEarly Childhood Initiative Lecture featuring Tyler Watts

    April 13, 2021 12:00 pm

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    Tyler Watts is an assistant professor of developmental psychology in the Department of Human Development at Teachers College, Columbia University. He studies educational policies designed to promote the cognitive and socio-emotional development of children from underserved communities. Watts is currently working on several large-scale, longitudinal, studies of early childhood development, including evaluations of the Chicago […]


    Exploring Careers In Child And Family Policy

    April 16, 2021 10:00 am

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    Madison Allen, senior program officer, Kate B Reynolds Charitable Trust; prior work at Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign, The Center for Law and Social Policy, and the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy. This speaker series is for Duke students who want to learn more about careers in child and family policy. Meetings are designed to help students […]


    Christine McWayne, TuftsEarly Childhood Initiative Lecture featuring Christine McWayne

    April 20, 2021 12:00 pm

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    “The existence of seeming intractable achievement gaps between children growing up in poverty and their more affluent peers represents, arguably, the most important educational concern of our time.” Christine McWayne is a professor and director of Early Childhood Education at Tufts University. She is an applied developmental scientist and community-based early childhood educational researcher whose […]