Symposium Offers Information for Accelerating Student Achievement in Chronically Low Performing Schools

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The Millennium Group (http://www.the-m-group.com) -- a leader in Education Technology solutions, and Florida International University Center for Urban Education & Innovation (http://education.fiu.edu/urbaned), are pleased to announced a symposium on Accelerating Student Achievement and School Performance to be held February 5-7 in Ft. Lauderdale for superintendents and deputy superintendents of school districts from 29 states.

The Millennium Group (http://www.the-m-group.com) -- a leader in Education Technology solutions, and Florida International University Center for Urban Education & Innovation (http://education.fiu.edu/urbaned), are pleased to announced a symposium on Accelerating Student Achievement and School Performance to be held February 5-7 in Ft. Lauderdale for superintendents and deputy superintendents of school districts from 29 states.

Selection of those invited to attend was based on size of school district, diversity of enrollment and student achievement profiles.

The co-sponsors of the Education Technology symposium have identified proven strategies to increase student achievement through a multi-dimensional approach and the realignment of district resources.

“This is a unique opportunity for us to share education technology solutions with superintendents struggling with persistent low-performance,” says Dr. Irving Hamer, Executive Vice President, TMG Education (http://www.the-m-group.com). “We have research-based and fully documented data and results that have implications for students, teachers and parents languishing in low-performing schools across the country.”    

A key theme of the education technology symposium will be an account of the transformation in Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Florida. We will demonstrate how the entire School Improvement Zone district was successfully able to raise students’ achievement, especially those in the lowest levels, I and II. Dr. Hamer, a long- time advocate of education reform, who led the yearlong effort in 39 targeted schools and other practitioners will describe the key components of the turnaround.

“This is an extremely serious, important and timely conversation and one we are proud to support,” says Dr. Lisa Delpit, Executive Director/Eminent Scholar, Center for Urban Education & Innovation, Florida International University.

The Millennium Group is a leader in providing school districts the expertise to turn around low-performing schools and address all technology needs. Additional details on TMG and its structure can be accessed at http://www.the-m-group.com. Information for conference invitees is located at http://www.the-m-group.com/2006symposium.shtml.

The Center for Urban Education & Innovation addresses academic excellence for underserved children through research, initiatives and programming. In addition to his work with TMG, Dr. Hamer is a Visiting Clinical Professor of Education at FIU.

Interested parties may contact TMG for further information at 877-601-9108 (toll-free).

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