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Forum: Future Directions in Education: What will work best for students?

THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
OFFICE OF NEWS AND INFORMATION
901 S. Bond St., Suite 540
Baltimore, Maryland 21231

November 10, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY

TO:                 Education reporters, assignment editors

FROM:           Amy Lunday / 443-287-9960 office / 410-804-2551 cell / acl@jhu.edu

RE:                 Forum: Future Directions in Education: What will work best for students?

WHEN:          Monday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:       Shriver Hall Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore

The Johns Hopkins School of Education‘s Shaping the Future series, which examines critical issues in education, will host a panel of nationally recognized experts to discuss education reform in the United  States.  The forum, “Future Directions in Education: What will work best for students?” will be held on Monday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in Shriver Hall Auditorium on the university’s Homewood campus. The series is free and open to everyone, including our students, alumni, all interested educators, parents, and education advocates. The program includes a presentation by panel members and an opportunity for questions and comments from the audience.

Panel members will offer differing views on the reform effort. Michael Yudin, acting assistant secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education in the United States Department of Education, will discuss the Obama administration’s approach, which includes support for new national standards in math and reading, teacher evaluations tied to student performance and charter schools. Offering contrasting views will be Michal Petrilli, executive vice president of the Thomas Fordham Foundation, a think tank on education issues and  Deborah Meier, an outspoken critic of the Obama administration’s approach and co-author of an Education Week blog, Bridging the Difference, with Diane Ravitch. RSVP online at http://education.jhu.edu/shaping_future.  The Baltimore Sun is a media sponsor for this event.

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