NAPE’S Work Highlighted at Three Administration Sponsored Conferences

GAP, PA – October 27, 2016 – NAPE Chief Executive Officer, Mimi Lufkin, and a team of NAPE instructors have a big week ahead of them as they prepare to speak at three events sponsored by the Obama Administration. Each of these events will highlight NAPE’s work to build educators’ capacity to implement effective solutions for increasing student access, educational equity and workforce diversity.

“I am honored that NAPE’s professional development programs are being recognized nationally at these important events. This is a clear indication that the work we are doing on educational equity is having an impact,” Lufkin commented.

On Friday, October 28, Mimi will conduct a session on Disaggregating Data to Drive Program Improvement at the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career Technical and Adult Education’s (OCTAE) Data Quality Institute. The Data Quality Institute allows state secondary and postsecondary career and technical agency staff to meet and learn best practices for improving state CTE accountability systems.

Later that day, NAPE will join the White House Council on Women and Girls, My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Math and Science Initiative for the White House Conference on Inclusive STEM Education for Youth of Color. Mimi and three NAPE Instructors will present three concurrent workshops focusing on Implicit Bias and Micromessaging.

Then on Monday, October 31, Mimi will join NAPE’s Senior Policy Advisor, Lisa Ransom, at the U.S. Department of Education to speak at OCTAE’s National Advancing Equity in Adult, Community College, and Career and Technical Education Symposium. Mimi will present during the Plenary Session, “Implicit Bias and Systemic Inequities.” Lisa served on the Symposium Planning Committee.

On November 1-2, Lisa served as a workshop co-presenter (with Claudia Morrell) on Equity (and Strategy) in CTE/Apprenticeships in MSIS, during the the Minority Serving Community College Uniting for Student Success Conference.

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