Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Middle grades education public roundtable September 7

The Committee of the Whole (Council Chairman Kwame Brown, chair) is holding a public roundtable on reforming middle grades education September 7 at 10:00 am in the Council Chamber.

A release from Brown's office portrays the roundtable, “Middle Grades Education in the District: Preparing Our Students for Success in High School and Beyond,” as a step to "transform" educating students in the middle grades.   The roundtable will feature, according to the release, local and national experts including Joanna Horning Fox, Deputy Director, Everyone Graduates Center, Johns Hopkins University; Carl Forbes, Senior Consultant, ACT, Inc.; and Robert P. Moses, Founder & President, The Algebra Project, Inc.

The witness list (as of September 6 am) is here (Word, .doc).

This roundtable is for public witnesses only; government witnesses will testify at roundtable on September 27 at 10:00 am.

If you are not able to attend the roundtable in person, you can watch online via OCT.