Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Urban School System of the Future Event

A great event if you’re in DC on Jan 29:

The Urban School System of the Future: Can Chartering Replace the Urban District?

Panel Discussion and Reception, featuring Andy Smarick, John White, Kaya Henderson, and Michael Casserly

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
3:00 – 6:00 pm
Busboys and Poets, Cullen Room

About This Event

In the new book The Urban School System of the Future, Andy Smarick argues that the traditional urban school district is irreparably broken, and that for the sake of today’s and tomorrow’s inner-city students, it must be replaced. Vastly better results can be realized through the creation of a new type of organization that properly manages a city’s portfolio of schools using the revolutionary principles of chartering. The Urban School System of the Future explains an idea that is simultaneously revolutionary, yet feasible—how we can finally create dynamic, responsive, high-performing, self-improving urban school systems that fulfill the promise of public education.

Bellwether Education Partners invites you to join us for a spirited discussion of these ideas, featuring a diverse panel of dynamic state and district leaders who represent the leading thinking and efforts around transforming urban public education.
Registration for this event is now closed because we have reached capacity.
Some seats may become available on the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis.


3:00 PM — Welcome by Mary Wells, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Bellwether Education Partners
3:15 PM — Remarks by Andy Smarick, Partner at Bellwether Education Partners, and author of The Urban School System of the Future.
3:30 PM — Panel Discussion
John White, Louisiana State Superintendent of Education
Kaya Henderson, Chancellor of the D.C. Public Schools
Michael Casserly, Executive Director of the Council of the Great City Schools
Andrew J. Rotherham, Co-founder and Partner at Bellwether Education Partners
5:00 PM — Reception and Book Signing. Light refreshments will be provided.
6:00 PM — Adjournment

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