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Houston A+ Challenge's 2012-13 National Speaker Series on Public EducationHas 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.”Featured Speaker: TONY 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, will provide a fresh vision for successful middle schools and middle students in the 21st Century. Jackson is currently Vice President for Education at Asia Society, and Andrews is President Emeritus of the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform and Associate Professor specializing in middle schools at the University of Georgia’s Department of Elementary and Social Studies Education. Houston A+ Challenge invites you to join us for breakfast and conversation. Breakfast and registration begins at 8:00 a.m. in the main foyer of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the main event starts at 8:30 a.m. in the Museum's Brown Auditorium. This event is FREE and open to the public.
We hope to see you on May 8th for breakfast and conversation at the Museaum of Fine Arts, Houston!
Turning Points 2013: Why Middle Schools Hold the Key for Cultivating College-Ready Graduates for the 21st Century 0.00