PANEL ON EDUCATION REFORM

April 06, 2011Bill Schmitt

Announcing a historic conversation on the next generation of American schooling …

THE SYSTEM: OPPORTUNITY, CRISIS, AND OBLIGATION IN K-12 EDUCATION
When: 7:30 PM, Wednesday, April 13
Where: Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (DPAC), University of Notre Dame
Sponsored by the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) and the Institute for Educational Initiatives

Panelists will explore broad issues of educational innovation and the role that higher education in general –and the University of Notre Dame in particular—must play in effecting systemic and sustainable reform in the way we educate at-risk school children in the United States.

The panelists:

MICHELLE RHEE.
Founder and CEO of StudentsFirst, founder of The New Teacher Project, and former Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools

HOWARD FULLER.
Director of Marquette University’s Institute for the Transformation of Learning, former Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, and Founder of the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO).

JOHN DIIULIO
Frederick Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion, and Civil Society at the University of Pennsylvania and inaugural director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

SARA MARTINEZ TUCKER.
Former CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Undersecretary of Education at the United States Department of Education

The event will lay the groundwork for the 2011-2012 Notre Dame Forum, welcoming a year of awareness-building and action to advance the University’s commitment to the future of K-12 education.

Event is free, but tickets are required for admission. Tickets for the event are free to University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, and Holy Cross College students, faculty, and staff for a limited time. Those presenting a valid ND, SMC or HC ID may collect one ticket per person from the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Ticket Office from noon-6pm on the pre-sale dates beginning Monday, April 4 until Wednesday, April 6. Pre-sale tickets are available at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Ticket Office windows ONLY. On Thursday, April 7, remaining tickets will be available to the general public. For general public tickets, call 574-631-2800 or visit the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Ticket Office during regular Ticket Office hours , noon-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Limit one ticket per person.

For more information about the event:
Bill Schmitt, Communications/Media Specialist, ACE and IEI: 574.631.3893 / wschmitt@nd.edu

For more information about the participants:
Alliance for Catholic Education
Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives
ACE’s Catholic School Advantage Campaign
StudentsFirst
The New Teacher Project
Marquette University’s Institute for the Transformation of Learning
Black Alliance for Educational Options
Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania
Hispanic Scholarship Fund