The Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference exists to create a forum for leaders in education reform. We seek to create a constructive dialogue about how leadership skills applied to the education sector can be used to solve the most pressing and complex challenges in public education.

From its modest beginnings in 2007, The Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference has grown to be a nationally recognized forum for education reform. The ELC is an annual two-day conference focused on convening the nation’s leaders in education reform. Through panels, networking, conversations, and workshops, our speakers, attendees, presenters, and keynotes create a community that helps build urgency in working toward student success and system-wide progress.

The ELC is sponsored and run by the Yale School of Management Education Club. Each year, 20+ Yale School of Management students work from early in the school year to conceptualize, plan, and realize the spring conference. The 2019 conference will mark our 13th anniversary.
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Alexander Russo

Alexander Russo is a longtime education journalist whose work has been published in outlets including Slate, The Washington Monthly, Washington Post. His latest project, The Grade, is an effort to help improve media coverage of education issues in the press. He has been a Spencer Education Journalism Fellow at Columbia University and wrote a 2011 book about a group of teachers attempting to rescue Locke high school in Los Angeles. Before he began writing, Russo served as an education adviser to two US senators and the chancellor of the New York City public schools, and as a high school English teacher and education researcher.