Posted by Stephanie on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 at 6:06 pm
New York State Education Commissioner John King Joins the STC Forum
We are very excited to announce that NY State Education Commissioner Dr. John B. King, Jr. will be joining us this April at the STC 2012 National Forum: Boston.
Dr. King will be in conversation with Massachusetts Secretary of Education Paul Reville on the topic of “Growing Seats of Quality Education at Scale” on the afternoon of Thursday, April 26th.
Dr. King has an impressive background in education that garners him praise as a thoughtful and active reformer with the best interests of all students in mind and heart. He was recently appointed by U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan to serve on the U.S. Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission. Prior to his position as Commissioner, Dr. King was the Co-Founder and Co-Director for Curriculum & Instruction of Roxbury Preparatory Charter School, an STC Member school. As part of our Forum in Boston this April, Roxbury leaders will join with Brooke Charter Schools Network leaders on the panel “Developing Teachers.”
Dr. King has an unwavering commitment and dedication to providing every student with a quality education. The New York Times reported that his inspiration comes from “teachers for helping him surmount an isolated childhood as an orphan in Brooklyn.” He went on to earn “an undergraduate degree from Harvard, a law degree from Yale and a doctorate in education from Columbia.” Read the story at the NYTimes and take a look at his full bio at the New York State Education Department’s website.
The STC Forum is not only a chance to assess the current landscape in education; it also provides a rare opportunity to engage with education’s most effective leaders for proactive tools to success, individual customization for your school and community, and honest insight into the challenges ahead. In addition to Dr. King and Paul Reville, our impressive line up this year includes Harvard Business School Professor and Author of “The Innovator’s Dilemma” and “Disrupting Class” Clayton M. Christensen, Boston Public School Superintendent Dr. Carol Johnson, and Co-Founder and Chairman of Massachusetts 2020 and the National Center of Time and Learning Chris Gabrieli. Our three day conference will undoubtedly benefit teachers, school leaders, thought leaders, postsecondary students, and policy makers.
Our network is powered by what works. Find what works for you this April in Boston.
Register online at: http://conta.cc/stcforum2012