Nov 17 2022
Igniting Hope for the Future of Education
A plenary discussion moderated by Ulcca Joshi Hansen during the Grantmakers for Education Annual Conference with Pamela Cantor of Turnaround for Children, Bob Hughes of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and James Shelton, former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, will draw on their vast experience in educational equity to share their visions for an education system that can truly serve tomorrow's learners.Dr. Pamela CantorFounder and Senior Science AdvisorTurnaround for ChildrenPamela Cantor, M.D. is a physician, author, and thought leader on human potential, the science of learning and development, and educational equity. Dr. Cantor practiced child and adolescent psychiatry for nearly two decades, specializing in trauma. James "Jim" SheltonChief Investment and Impact OfficerBlue Meridian PartnersJim leads Blue Meridian's efforts to continuously increase the impact, reach, and influence of our investees and investments to produce the strongest possible outcomes for children and families and achieve community-wide impact. Prior to that, he served as Senior Advisor for Education at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Jim also served as the Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of Education under President Barack Obama. Bob HughesDirector, K-12 EducationBill & Melinda Gates FoundationBob Hughes, director of K-12 Education in the United States Program, oversees the work to ensure that we prepare all students for success in college and career. Before joining the foundation, Bob was president of New Visions for Public Schools, a New York City school network of 70 district schools serving approximately 45,000 students.