Rhodes President William E. Troutt and other college and university representatives from around the country will gather at Yale University on Oct. 30 to discuss the urgency of supporting and retaining teachers in high-poverty, high-minority public schools. The conference fulfills a commitment Yale made at the December 2014 White House Summit on College Opportunity.
Speakers and panelists will include U.S. Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell and officials from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation.
The Invitational Conference runs concurrent with the Annual Conference of the Yale National Initiative to strengthen teaching in public schools®. Those invited will have an opportunity to learn about the work from numerous Yale faculty members and some 60 public school teachers, their superintendents, and other officials from the nineteen school districts in eight states and the District of Columbia that are currently participating in the Initiative.
Since 2001, Rhodes has been working with local schools through the Rhodes Learning Corridor. President Troutt currently serves on the Tennessee State Board of Education.