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HUD Update: 3/8 WEBINAR - Connecting Housing and Education

22 February 2018
 February 22, 2018
Category HUD News, News

Below, please find information from HUD regarding an upcoming webinar on connecting housing and education through data-sharing partnerships: 

“Connecting Housing and Education: How a Data-Sharing Partnership Can Improve Outcomes for Children in your Community”

On Thursday, March 8 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. EST, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) will host a joint webinar on improving student outcomes through data-sharing partnerships between public housing authorities, multifamily housing providers, and school districts. REGISTER TODAY to reserve your spot and receive event reminders.

Nearly four million children live in public housing and HUD-assisted multifamily properties. Housing providers and school districts both work hard to create an environment in which these children can succeed, and collaboration between these two sectors can lead to even greater improvements in school readiness, attendance and graduation rates, and reading and math proficiency. Recognizing this potential, a growing number of public housing authorities, multifamily housing providers, and school districts have formed partnerships focused on data-driven strategies to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for children living in HUD-assisted housing.

This introductory webinar is designed for public housing, multifamily housing, and school district leadership and staff who are new to this topic and interested in learning more about what they can gain from initiating a partnership. The session will introduce attendees to the Data Sharing Road Map, a new resource from HUD and ED, and explore the potential benefits of a data-driven partnership between housing and education organizations.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Jennifer Bell-Ellwanger, Director of the Policy and Program Studies Service, U.S. Department of Education
  • Calvin Johnson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Research, Evaluation, and Monitoring, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Michael Hawes, Director of Student Privacy Policy, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, U.S. Department of Education
  • Maria-Lana Queen, Acting Director, Community and Supportive Services Division, Office of Public and Indian Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Brent Jones, Chief Strategy and Partnerships Officer, Seattle Public Schools
  • Andrew Lofton, Executive Director, Seattle Housing Authority
  • Brenda Castillo-Garza, Director of Family Services, MidPen Services

To register for the webinar, please click here.

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