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11th Annual State of Education in Georgia Conference

Friday, Sep. 21 2018, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This one-day conference will include keynotes, posters, and discussions on enhancing social and emotional learning through safe and welcoming schools, as well as:

  • Fostering positive school climates
  • Supporting social and emotional learning in schools
  • Understanding disparities in school discipline
  • Addressing threats to school safety
  • Understanding policy and school board roles in addressing safety and student rights
  • Engaging the community in supporting safe and welcoming schools

Keynote Speaker

Daniel J. Losen, J.D., M.Ed., director of the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at University of California-Los Angeles, studies the impact of law and policy on children of color and those who are language minorities; IDEIA and racial inequity in special education; school discipline and revealing and redressing the “School-to-Prison Pipeline;” and protecting the rights of English language learners to equal educational opportunity.

On these and related topics, he conducts law and policy research; publishes books, reports, and articles; and works closely with federal and state legislators to inform legislative initiatives. Both for The Civil Rights Project, and independently, he provides guidance to policymakers, educators, and advocates at the state and district level.

Before becoming a lawyer, Losen taught in public schools for 10 years, including working as a school founder of an alternative public school.

Training Credit

This conference provides training credit for Board of Education members through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government.


Costs (includes conference sessions, handouts, lunch, refreshment breaks, and parking):

  • Participant: $95
  • UGA College of Education faculty: $55

Registration and cancellation deadline: Sept. 14

Cancellation and refund policy: All cancellations must be submitted via email before the cancellation deadline in order to receive a full refund. Cancellations after the cancellation deadline are non-refundable. If cancellation is not made by the deadline, and you are not able to attend, you or your organization is still liable for payment.

Hotel accommodations: A block of rooms is being held at the UGA Hotel, which is adjacent to the Conference Center. To make a hotel reservation, visit this website or call 800-884-1381. The block code to reference is 89948.


UGA Hotel and Conference Center
1197 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602