Friday, October 18, 2013

Event: Implementing the Common Core, Oct. 24th, 4 p.m., U of Chicago

Implementing the Common Core: The Politics & Promise of Higher Learning Standards, with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, will be held on October 24th at 4 p.m. at the International House Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL.  Click here to register.

The Common Core aims to improve elementary and secondary education across the country by identifying higher standards for student achievement in English and Math. It’s widely considered to be the most significant change in education policy in more than a decade.

But what exactly is the Common Core? What challenges and opportunities does it present for students, teachers, administrators and parents? And how is the Core playing out in classrooms in Illinois?

This event will feature key education stakeholders talking about how the Common Core standards will shape the country’s challenging, and changing, education landscape. Interviews with Arne Duncan & Frederick Hess will be followed by panel discussion and audience Q&A.

PARTICIPANTS: Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education; Frederick Hess, Resident Scholar and Director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute; Tim Knowles (moderator), John Dewey Director of UChicago’s Urban Education Institute (UEI).

ILLINOIS PANEL: Darren Reisberg (moderator), Executive Director of the UChicago Institute of Politics, former General Counsel and Deputy Superintendent at the Illinois State Board of Education; Jose Torres, superintendent of School District U-46; Dan Montgomery, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Illinois Federation of Teachers; Robin Steans, Executive Director of Advance Illinois

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