Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute Holds Third Annual Conference of The National Demonstration Project

A national three-year project replicating a successful partnership program between Yale University and New Haven teachers will culminate in a conference this weekend on the Yale campus.

In 1998, the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute initiated the National Demonstration Project: an attempt to demonstrate that the 20-year collaborative program between New Haven public school teachers and Yale faculty members could serve as a model for other cities.

Through the National Demonstration Project, Teachers Institutes were established in four American cities: Pittsburgh, Houston, Albuquerque and Irvine-Santa Ana, California. Today teachers, educators and university faculty who have participated in this unique enrichment program will gather to share their experience and to discuss future educational endeavors across the country.

Among the highlights of this weekend’s events are a welcoming address by Yale University President Richard C. Levin, panel discussions assessing the accomplishments of the program and speeches by the men and women who have worked together to enrich the curricula of their schools. At the Friday dinner reception, Susan Sclafani, the Counselor to the Secretary of Education in the United States Department of Education, will give a talk titled, “Teacher Development, Critical to Leaving No Child Behind.”

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