Generation Ready to Host Forum Focused on Literacy, CCSS and Raising Student Achievement

Generation Ready to Host Forum Focused on Literacy, CCSS and Raising Student Achievement

October 8, 2013 

Generation Ready to Host Forum Focused on Literacy,

Common Core State Standards and Raising Student Achievement 

New York, NY – Critical issues related to raising student achievement in New York City will be discussed Oct. 10 when Generation Ready hosts an education forum featuring internationally respected leaders in practice, policy and research.

Generation Ready, one of the nation’s largest providers of professional development and school improvement services, has gathered New York City educators, policymakers and community members to discuss key education issues facing the city’s schools. Topics will include Common Core State Standards, student assessment, the literacy gap in middle school and how professional development can raise school achievement.

Ben Chapman, education reporter for the New York Daily News, will moderate a panel discussion with the following education thought leaders:

  • Dr. Richard F. Elmore – Gregory R. Anrig Professor of Educational Leadership, Administration, Planning and Social Policy, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Dr. Pedro Noguera – Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, New York University
  • Dr. Michael Ward – Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty in Educational Leadership, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Sheena Hervey – Chief Academic Officer, Generation Ready

All four education experts will be asked to offer their perspectives on what schools, districts and education policymakers can do to ensure that this generation of students is prepared for college, career and beyond.

“This is an ideal time to have an open discussion about some of the underlying conditions which teaching and learning occur,” explains Dr. Pedro Noguera, a sociologist whose scholarship and research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts. “All of us will bring a unique perspective to the panel discussion about what needs to happen to support student achievement.”

The event will take place at the Affinia Manhattan Ballroom, 371 Seventh Ave. A wine and cheese reception will begin at 4:30 p.m., with the education forum beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Education media also will have an opportunity to hear firsthand from New York City Schools principals, teachers and Generation Ready (formerly AUSSIE) education consultants concerning how embedded professional development in the classroom raised student achievement throughout the city.

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Media Contacts:

Celina Fabrizio
P: 614-224-8114 ext. 242

Becky Mazzanobile
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