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The Conference Center at Mercer County Community College

1200 Old Trenton Road

West Windsor Township, NJ 08550

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In the second event of our 2019 "Defining the Diploma" series, NJ Spotlight will host a program focusing on expectations we have of our high school graduates and how we should formulate those expectations while setting policy and practices.

This June 18th panel discussion will explore college and university perspectives on post-graduation pursuits and also take a look at private and public sector job paths where New Jersey graduates head next:

  • How have graduates’ skills and knowledge requirements shifted in recent years?
  • How are schools and the state dealing with this changing landscape and setting expectations looking forward?
  • Could there be a better connection between K-12 education and New Jersey's wide array of businesses and employers hiring from it, from small family shops to major corporations?


Keynote conversation: "The Standards Movement, a Quarter-Century”

Mike Cohen, president of Achieve Inc., Washington DC, will join NJ Spotlight's John Mooney for a one-on-one conversation about how the country over the past several decades established the standards movement and how states are addressing the resulting policy and political challenges.


Panel discussion: “New Jersey’s Debate on High School Graduate Readiness”

Linda Eno, Assistant Commissioner, NJ Department of Education

Dr. Aaron Fichtner, President, New Jersey Council of County Colleges, former New Jersey Labor Commissioner

Dr. Sue Henderson, President, New Jersey City University

Gene C. Waddy, Chief Executive Officer, Diversant

Panel moderated by John Mooney of NJ Spotlight.


Program will include NJTV News video segments addressing the human stakes of challenges in New Jersey's schools. NJTV News will live-stream the event and provide accompanying event coverage.

Attendees may submit questions as part of the registration process.

The event will be held at The Conference Center at Mercer County Community College (map).


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1200 Old Trenton Road

West Windsor Township, NJ 08550

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