Turning Points 2013: Why Middle Schools Hold the Key for Cultivating College-Ready Graduates for the 21st Century
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (CDT)
Part of Houston A+ Challenge's
2012-13 National Speaker Series on Public Education
Has the nation overlooked middle schools in the dialogue about college- and career-ready standards? In a word, say our featured speakers: “yes.” Students in grades 5-8 are too often underserved on nearly all levels, and their schools under-resourced while policy and resources flow to the “bookends” of P-16 education: high school/college on one end, and early learning on the other. Learn how reformers and lawmakers across the nation are working to develop best practices and policies to address the “the forgotten middle.”
Please join the Houston A+ Challenge Board of Trustees for this intimate dinner and conversation with ANTHONY JACKSON and GAYLE ANDREWS -- co-authors of the seminal Turning Points 2000: Transforming Middle Schools and Making the Most of Middle School: A Field Guide for Parents and Others.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Breakfast and registration begin at 8 a.m. in the main foyer of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The program starts at 8:30 a.m. in the Museum's Brown Auditorium.
GAYLE ANDREWS is professor of middle grades education in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University of Georgia. From 2010 to 2012 she served as national president (and now as past-president) of the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, an alliance of educators, researchers, national associations, professional organizations, and foundations dedicated to improving schools for young adolescents across the country. Her most recent work is the edited volume, Research to Guide Practice in Middle Grades Education.
ANTHONY JACKSON is Vice President for Education at Asia Society. Trained in both developmental psychology and education, Jackson is one of the nation’s leading experts on secondary school reform and adolescent development.He worked on Capitol Hill as a senior staff member on the Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families, and later directed the Carnegie Corporation Task Force on the Education of Young Adolescents, which produced the ground-breaking 1989 Turning Points report.His most recent work is Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World.
We hope to see you May 8 for breakfast and conversation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston!
Thanks to CHEVRON
for providing generous funding for
Houston A+ Challenge's
2012-13 Speaker Series on Public Education
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