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What K12 Students Need: Striking a Balance Between Social-Emotional and Academic Learning

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017
8:15 a.m. to Noon
Marquette Law School (Eckstein Hall)
Lubar Center

The event is complimentary and open to the public; however, registration is required.

Especially for students whose lives involve big challenges, the need to address social-emotional needs has been getting increasing attention at schools across the nation. What are the best ways to do that? How should schools strike a balance between social-emotional learning and academic learning? What are educators in the Milwaukee area doing on this front?  

Join us for a conference focusing on these issues and more. The speakers will include:

  • Andre Perry, David M. Rubinstein Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program of the Brookings Institution in Washington. Perry’s academic work focuses on race, structural inequality, and urban schools. He was an important figure in New Orleans education during the years following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and he writes a monthly column for the Hechinger Report on education issues. He endorses the importance of meeting students’ social-emotional needs.
  • Chester E. Finn, Jr., distinguished senior fellow and president emeritus of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute in Washington, D.C. He is also a senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. Finn has been a major figure in education debate about school reform for four decades. He was an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Education during the Reagan administration and has held numerous academic and political positions. He is skeptical about the impact of social-emotional programs.
  • And a panel discussion involving people shaping social-emotional learning efforts in Milwaukee area schools.

The conference is sponsored by Marquette Law School's Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education and the Marquette University College of Education.