Dr. Paul D. Houston to Host Evans Newton Incorporated’s Winter 2012 CCSS and Transformational Leadership Symposium

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Executive Director Emeritus of AASA Hosts Conference to Help Administrators Lead Their Districts through the Implementation of the Common Core

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While there are no silver bullet solutions to education, learning more about the Common Core will put an important tool in educators’ hands.

Dr. Paul D. Houston, founding partner of the Center of Empowered Leadership and an advocate for the Common Core State Standards Initiative, will host ENI’s Winter 2012 Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Transformational Leadership Symposium. Dr. Houston is one of several nationally recognized thought leaders who will be presenting at the conference hosted by Evans Newton Incorporated (ENI).

Dr. Houston said: “For years I have been concerned with the direction of school reform in America. It has taken a very standardized, mechanistic approach that tends to make children focus on the narrow right answers to standardized tests.” He continued, “I have been very excited to see the movement towards a Common Core of standards because that, despite its name, pushes kids to be more open, creative and collaborative—exactly what is needed in today’s world. While there are no silver bullet solutions to education, learning more about the Common Core will put an important tool in educators’ hands.”

Dr. Houston served as executive director of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) from 1994 to 2008 and has established himself as one of the leading spokespersons for American public education through his extensive U.S. and international speaking engagements, published articles, and media interviews. Attendees will receive a signed copy of Dr. Houston's latest book, "Giving Wings to Children’s Dreams: Making Our Schools Worthy of Our Children."

In addition to hosting the conference, Dr. Houston will moderate a panel discussion made up of nationally recognized thought leaders and practitioners, all of whom are presenting at the CCSS and Transformational Leadership Symposium. Attendees will leave with concrete ideas for implementing systemic change and comprehensive data analyses that lead to increased student learning—keys to success—while transitioning to the CCSS.

The event will be held at the Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, from February 8–10, 2012. For more information or to register, please contact Melissa Myers at 480.290.1035 or email her at mmyers(at)evansnewton(dot)com. You can also register online at http://www.evansnewton.com/symposium.

About Evans Newton Incorporated
Since 1973, the professionals at ENI have worked with schools to improve student achievement, using innovative, customized programs tailored to state objectives and standardized tests. ENI’s TargetTeach® process has been used by schools and districts across the country to create dramatic improvement in student performance while empowering teachers and school leaders through establishing a research-based foundation for sustainable change. The company is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Learn more at: evansnewton.com/turnaround.


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