Catholic Partnership Schools sponsors education summit March 24


The second Annual Education Summit, sponsored by Catholic Partnership Schools, will take place on Monday, March 24 at the Enterprise Center at Burlington County College in Mount Laurel.
With the theme of “Self-Control, Poverty, Social and Emotional Development and the Roles They Play in Raising Our Children,” academics, educators, school psychologists, social workers, early education specialists and others will gather together for a daylong exploration of the long-term psychological and neurological impact of poverty and trauma on children’s ability to learn.
Angela Duckworth from the University of Pennsylvania, will give the keynote address. A 2013 recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, she is known throughout the country for advancing the understanding of how self-control and grit impact success.
Panelists for the day include Maurice J. Elias, Rutgers University, New Brunswick; Hallam Hurt, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Douglas MacIver, Johns Hopkins University; and Matt Katz, moderator, WNYC, New York Public Radio.
Along with the keynote address and panel, there will be facilitated workshops, a question and answer period, and lunch.
Catholic Partnership Schools, the sponsor for the conference, helps educate and manage more than 1,000 children in five K-8 schools in Camden.
For more information, and to register, visit, or contact Sister Karen Dietrich, SSJ, PhD, executive director, 856-338-0966,; or Keith A. Lampman, Director of Development, 856-338-0966,