"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Monday, April 21, 2008

Release of "Democracy at Risk: The Need for a New Federal Role in Education Policy"

Reminder to SAVE THE DATE!
April 23rd, 8:30am - 11am
National Press Club
529 14th St, Washington DC

Mark your calendars to join The Forum for Education and Democracy for the release of Democracy at Risk: The Need for a New Federal Role in Education Policy, on the 25th anniversary of A Nation at Risk. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, with coffee at 8:30 a.m. and program from 8:45 to11 a.m. in the National Press Club Ballroom (529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045). Featured guests will include:
  • The Honorable George Miller, Chairman of the Committee on Education & Labor, U.S. House of Representatives (invited)
  • Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University;
  • John Deasy, superintendent, Prince George's County Public Schools;
  • Milton Goldberg, distinguished senior fellow, Education Commission of the States and former staff director for the commission that produced A Nation at Risk;
  • Deborah Meier, senior scholar, New York University Steinhardt School of Education;
  • Pedro Noguera, professor, New York University Steinhardt School of Education;
  • Wendy D. Puriefoy, president, Public Education Network;
  • Sharon Robinson, president and CEO, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education; and
  • George Wood, executive director, The Forum for Education and Democracy, and principal of Federal Hocking High School and Middle School.
Additional event details to come. Space is limited. To attend, please RSVP with Chloe Louvouezo at clouvouezo@communicationworks.com or at (202) 955-9450, ext. 320.

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