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Education Summit: Building Communities That Thrive

Date: 8:00am - 2:30pm PDT February 7, 2011 PST Location: Self-Enhancement, Inc.

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Self-Enhancement, Inc.

The Education Summit is focused on building communities, and ultimately neighborhoods that thrive. The theme of this year’s Portland regional education summit focuses on creating an educational renaissance within every neighborhood in Multnomah County. Systemic challenges require looking beyond the confines of the school building, and working in partnership with the surrounding community. From K-12 and higher education leaders, community activists and parents, to transportation pioneers, business executives and housing advocates, all citizens need to be involved if we are to transform our neighborhoods to benefit all youth.

 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Linda Darling Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond is currently Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University, where she founded and oversees the School Redesign Network. Her research, teaching, and policy work focus on issues of school restructuring, teacher quality and educational equity. Her latest book, The Flat World and Education: How America’s Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future, explores how America’s performance globally is linked to the minority-majority achievement gap at home.

AGENDA    

8:00 - Welcome Remarks
8:25 - Recognition & Rewards
8:45 - Keynote Speaker, Linda Darling Hammond
10:00 - Fish Bowl Discussion
11:45 - Box Lunch
12:15 - Choir Performance
12:30 - Policy Panel moderated by Molly Keating
2:00 - Wrap up/Next steps
2:30 - Adjourn

This is a free event!!!! Please come and be a community leader.

For more information, please go to http://www.portlandonline.com/mayor/index.cfm?c=52483

To register go to http://pdxedsummit.eventbrite.com