Askwith Forum: Transformative Change in American Schools

10/23/2013 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Harvard Graduate School of Education - Askwith Hall
Longfellow Hall
13 Appian Way,Harvard University,Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study,Cambridge,MA 02138
This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.
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Speaker: Michele Cahill, vice president, national programs, Carnegie Corporation of New York
Introduction: Paul Reville, Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration, HGSE

Forty-five states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity have adopted the Common Core State Standards Initiative to raise standards for learning in mathematics and English language arts. How does such transformative change in American schools take place? How do we accelerate learning of our students, especially those in middle and high schools? Michelle Cahill will discuss strategies toward transformative changes, including developing and implementing Common Core Standards, adopting schools designs and buildings that maximize student learning, and creating stronger teachers, particularly in STEM.

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