Professor Nicole Stelle Garnett Moderates Sold-Out Program on K-12 Education Reform

| By: Charles Williams

Nicole Garnett Professor Nicole Stelle Garnett is moderating a panel discussion on K-12 education in the Leighton Concert Hall of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center April 13.

The program is sold out, but a webcast will be available at: http://ace.nd.edu/thesystem/ beginning at 7:30 p.m. April 13.

“The System: Opportunity, Crisis, and Obligation in K-12 Education” will explore broad issues of educational innovation and the role that higher education in general – and the University of Notre Dame in particular – must play in affecting systemic and sustainable reform in the way we educate at-risk school children.

Scheduled panelists are Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of Washington, D.C. Public Schools and founder of The New Teacher Project; John Dilulio, the Frederick Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion and Civil Society at the University of Pennsylvania and inaugural director of the White House Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives; Sara Martinez Tucker, formerly CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and U.S. Undersecretary of Education and a current member of the Notre Dame Board of Trustees; and Howard Fuller, director of Marquette University’s Institute for the Transformation of Learning and founder of the Black Alliance for Educational Options.

Professor Garnett co-chairs the 2011-12 Notre Dame Forum Committee along with Rev. Timothy Scully, C.S.C., professor of political science and director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives.

A short video about the issues is available here.

More information about Professor Nicole Stelle Garnett is available here.

More information about the Notre Dame Forum is available here.