March 24 Forum on High School Reform

Many efforts to boost the academic performance of U.S. schoolchildren have fostered gains in the elementary grades, but high school achievement continues to stagnate. What changes are needed in the nation's secondary schools? What scientific evidence supports the most prevalent reform initiatives? And how can educators and policymakers stimulate innovation in this area while building the science base? Leading education researchers and policy experts will explore these issues at a public forum on Friday, March 24.

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DETAILS:
9 a.m. to noon EST in Room 100 of the National Academies' Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE:
DAVID J. FERRERO, director of research and evaluation, education division, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle
JAMES KOHLMOOS, president, National Education Knowledge Industry Association, Washington, D.C.
THOMAS TOCH, co-director, Education Sector, Washington, D.C.

REPORTERS: REGISTER TO ATTEND by contacting the Office of News and Public Information at tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu.


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