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APRIL 7, 2021
THE GROWING OPPORTUNITY GAP & THE BREAKTHROUGH MODEL: AN INTEGRATED INTERVENTION FOR STUDENT SUPPORT AND A TEACHER PIPELINE BEYOND THE PANDEMIC
On Wednesday, April 7, 2021, we explored the challenges that our education system is facing in the wake of the global pandemic and discussed how the Breakthrough model offers one solution as an integrated out-of-school time program serving kids and an educator recruitment and training program serving college students.
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Global Education Practice Manager, McKinsey & Company
Emma Dorn is the Global Education Practice Manager at McKinsey & Company. She supports McKinsey’s education work across early childhood, schools, vocational training and higher education. Emma leads McKinsey’s knowledge partnership with UNESCO to develop toolkits for countries to plan and execute their education response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She has authored several education articles and reports, including a global analysis of OECD PISA data to identify drivers of student outcomes, a series of articles on trends in higher education, and an analysis of the learning and economic impact of the pandemic. She also has three children in US public schools. We are thrilled to have Emma here to share her findings with us.
Angelica Leveroni Gomez
Portfolio Manager/Education, Charles & Lynn Schusterman
Angelica is a Portfolio Manager on the Education Grantmaking where she supports the teacher preparation portfolio. Angelica began her career in education as a 2007 Teach For America corps member in the Rio Grande Valley, where she taught 5th-grade bilingual reading. She then spent four years in Houston, working as a middle school reading teacher, grade-level chair, and assistant principal at YES Prep Public Schools, and an additional year as a Capital Commitment Fellow at DC Public Schools. Angelica also served as the school director for YES Prep’s credit recovery program in 2015, and as a literacy specialist at Teach For America’s summer training institute from 2012 to 2014. Angelica earned her bachelor’s degree in History and Women’s Studies from the University of Michigan and holds a Masters of Science in Public Health from Harvard University and an MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.
Principal, Glynn Analytic Insights
Jennifer Glynn is A scholar of postsecondary access and attainment. For 25 years Dr. Glynn’s research has helped educators increase college completion for historically underserved students including people of color, first-generation college-goers, and those from economically disadvantaged households. Currently an independent consultant, she has previously held positions as the Director of Research and Education at the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, and as a Senior Associate at Abt Associates, Inc.
Director of Research & Evaluation, Breakthrough Collaborative
Jee Deogracias, Jee comes to Breakthrough’s National Office having worn many hats within the K-12 education space. Most recently, she was a Senior Research Director at Hanover Research, managing research projects and program evaluations for school districts, state departments of education, and education-related non-profits across the country. Before this, she was an Evaluation and Assessment Analyst with Alexandria City Public Schools, and an elementary band teacher with Fairfax County Public Schools. She received a Bachelor of Music in flute performance with a teaching certification at the University of Michigan, a Master of Public Policy at Georgetown University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in education policy at the University of Maryland. Outside of the office, she spends the majority of her time with her husband and daughters and loves volunteering with the Special Olympics.
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APRIL 28, 2021
CULTURAL CROSSROADS: EXPLORING THE IMPORTANT INTERSECTION OF SUMMER PROGRAM TRAINING & DESIGN WITH THE CRITICAL NEED TO ADDRESS RACE, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
In partnership with the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), we hosted a webinar on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, where we explored how organizations can best equip summer program staff with tools & training on race, equity and inclusion in order to meet student needs and maximize program impact this summer.
WHITE PAPER RESEARCH BRIEFS
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