New York, NY (PRWEB) October 10, 2012
Middle College National Consortium is pleased to announce that Professor Linda Darling-Hammond will give the keynote address at MCNC’s 21st annual Winter Principals’ Leadership Conference. Professor Darling-Hammond is renowned for her work on school restructuring, teacher quality, and educational equity. She created the Stanford Educational Leadership Institute and the School Redesign Network. In 1996 Professor Darling Hammond authored the influential report What Matters Most: Teaching for America’s Future. This report led to dramatic changes in teaching and teacher education in the U.S. Because of the report, and its influence on national education policy, in 2006 Professor Darling-Hammond was named one of the nation’s ten most influential people affecting educational policy over the last decade.
The MCNC Winter Principals’ Leadership Conference will be held from Thursday, February 14, 2013-Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the beautiful Newport Beach Hyatt Regency. This conference is open to, and appropriate for, all Middle and Early College High School leaders (both official and unofficial), non-Middle College small school leaders, school district staff, personnel from educational organizations, and college personnel involved in education. Professor Darling Hammond will make herself available for a question and answer session subsequent to her keynote address.
Dr. Cecilia L. Cunningham, founder and director of the Middle College National Consortium commented, “The MCNC Winter Principals’ Leadership Conference is a perfect match with Professor Darling-Hammond’s experience at the organization she launched, The Stanford Educational Leadership Institute. Her policy work on school restructuring, teacher quality and educational equity has been a game changer. We very much look forward to working with her.” For those people desiring to learn more about the conference, or register, please visit the MCNC website site at: http://www.mcnc.us.
MCNC is a pioneer in developing small schools on college campuses where high school students, especially those who have been previously underserved by their former schools, can earn both a high school diploma and either an Associate’s degree or transferable college credits upon graduation. MCNC, headquartered in New York City, is a leader in the movement to establish and sustain dual enrollment in high school as a viable and necessary college readiness educational model. To get a comprehensive overview of the history, design principles, current work and achievements of the Middle College National Consortium, please visit us at http://www.mcnc.us.
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