Professor David T. Conley to Give Keynote Address at Middle College National Consortium’s Winter Leadership Conference

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The Middle College National Consortium will hold its annual Winter Leadership Conference from February 12th through February 15th at the Newport Beach Hyatt Regency. Highlighting the event will be a keynote address given by Professor David T. Conley, founder and director of the Center for Educational Policy Research (CEPR) at the University of Oregon, who will speak to the role of leadership in implementing the Common Core.

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Dr. Cecilia L. Cunningham, Director-Middle College National Consortium

The MCNC Winter Leadership Conference is a perfect fit for Middle/Early College high schools and dual enrollment programs interested in enhancing their academic program and gaining insights in how to improve relations with their college partners.

The Middle College National Consortium is excited to announce that Professor David T. Conley will give the keynote address at MCNC’s 22nd annual Winter Leadership Conference. Professor Conley is widely respected for his research and leadership in the area of college and career readiness. He is the founder, chief executive officer, and chief strategy officer of EPIC (Education Policy Improvement Center) as well as Professor of Educational Policy and Leadership, and founder and director of the Center for Educational Policy Research (CEPR) at the University of Oregon. Professor Conley’s groundbreaking book, College Knowledge: What It Takes for Students to Succeed and What We Can Do to Get Them Ready is used as a reference in high schools throughout the country. At the MCNC Winter Leadership Conference Professor Conley will speak to the role of leadership in implementing the Common Core.

The Middle College National Consortium will hold its Winter Leadership Conference from February 12, 2014 to February 15, 2014 at the Newport Beach Hyatt Regency. The theme of this year’s conference will be Collaborative Leadership in Middle/Early Colleges. Two leading staff developers from the Institute for Student Achievement, Lance Ozier and Jonathan Katz, will conduct a series of workshops on supporting students in literacy and mathematics in the Common Core classroom. Additionally, NCREST (National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools & Teaching, Teachers College, Columbia University) will also conduct a series of workshops on collaborative leadership in areas such as student support, college course taking in high school, and effective college-high school relationships. Individuals and schools interest in attending the MCNC Winter Leadership Conference can register by visiting the MCNC website or contacting Tony Hoffman at THoffmann(at)mcnc(dot)us.

Dr. Cecilia L. Cunningham, founder and director of MCNC, stated that the MCNC Winter Leadership Conference “is a perfect fit for Middle/Early College high schools and dual enrollment programs interested in enhancing their academic program and gaining insights in how to improve relations with their college partners."

Middle College National Consortium, headquartered in New York City, is a leader in the movement to establish and sustain high school/college dual enrollment as a viable and necessary educational model. Additionally, MCNC is dedicated to developing and sustaining small schools in which 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.

To learn more about the Middle College National Consortium, visit us at (http://www.mcnc.us/) for a comprehensive overview of our history, design principles, current work and achievements.

Contact information:
Tony Hoffmann
Middle College National Consortium
O. 718-361-1981 X6
THoffmann(at)mcnc(dot)us

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