STC National Forum

Once a year, STC conducts a National Forum in a different host city from our network. The Forum is a public, interactive conference with workshops, panels, and presentations led and attended by thought-leaders in education, STC School Leaders, and guests gathered for a discourse on urban education.

Take-home methodologies from our Forums equip participants to support, sustain, and grow quality education across the US.

“I thought the NY Forum was wonderful. Came home inspired and full of ideas!” – Maria Paradiso, Link Community School, Newark, NJ

“I am so impressed with what you’ve accomplished (and, of course, are still accomplishing)!” – Angela Duckworth, University of Pennsylvania


Save the date! The STC 2015 Forum will be held May 18-19th at LMU in Los Angeles. Registration will open in January 2015, but you can book your room for $115/night at the Custom Hotel.

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Previous Forums

The STC 2014 National Forum: New York City was a truly transformative experience. Download the agenda and read the recap!

The STC 2013 National Forum was held in Milwaukee, WI. STC Milwaukee is a national leader in growing quality seats of education for low-income students. Follow the city’s progress on our blog and the STC Milwaukee website.

The STC 2012 National Forum was held in Boston, MA April 25-27th, 2012 at the DoubleTree Suites (400 Soldiers Field Rd) by Hilton Hotel Boston. Download the agenda. The agenda outlines the innovative tools and life-changing perspectives available to you at our Forums.

Our speakers, panelists, and presenters are the top minds in education including our very own STC school leaders sharing home grown and effective practices to disrupt the status quo.


2012 Topics included:

      Mobilizing Families
      Assessments: The Present and the Future
      Turnaround and Transformation: from Policy to Reality
      Unique Practices and Models in Our Network
      College and Career Readiness Models

…and more!

Cleveland hosted the 2011 Forum: Collaborating for Student Success. Key speakers in attendance were Shafeen Charania (formerly with Microsoft) and Jamie Cloud (The Cloud Institute). Highlights included updates from the STC Regional Council initiatives in Boston and Milwaukee, a panel on Finding and Evaluating Teacher Talent featuring Mike Piscal (Andre Agassi Preparatory, Founder of ICEF Public Schools), and a speech by Nina Turner (OH Senator).

In 2010 the Forum was in Newark and was attended by 200 school leaders, educational thought-leaders, and guests who gathered for a discourse on the state of urban education. Mayor Cory Booker was the keynote speaker. Several of our inspiring School Leaders were interviewed, meet them here.

Other thought leaders at the 2010 Forum included conversation between Dr. David Steiner (Commissioner of Education for New York State) and Norman Atkins (Founder of Uncommon Schools and Teacher U.); discussion between Joel Klein (Chancellor of Schools, New York City) and Sy Fliegel (President of CEI-PEA); a presentation by Whitney Tilson (education reformer, Founder of DFER, board member of KIPP); and a conversation between John King (Deputy Commissioner New York State) and Dana Lehman (Head of School, Roxbury Prep). A number of take home values resulted from the Newark Forum.

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