Opening Session Keynote | Pedro Noguera | Finding a Way Forward During Challenging Times: A New Agenda for Progressive Education
Nov 10 - 13, 2010 San Francisco, California San Francisco Marriott Marquis,
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Thursday, November 11, 6:00pm
Fall Forum Opening Session Keynote Speaker
The Coalition of Essential Schools is delighted to welcome Pedro Noguera to open Fall Forum: Demanding Education That Matters with his keynote address, "Finding a Way Forward During Challenging Times: A New Agenda for Progressive Education."
Pedro Noguera is one of America's most important voices for healthy public education. An expert on school reform, diversity, and the achievement gap, he is a currently a professor at the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University and Director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education. He is also a part-time high school teacher, the author of several groundbreaking texts, a regular guest on CNN, and a dynamic speaker who translates social theory into concise, hip language with emotional impact and intellectual rigor. Pedro Noguera has been a professor at the graduate schools of both Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author or editor of several books, including the seminal City Schools and the American Dream: Reclaiming The Promise of Public Education and Unfinished Business: Closing the Racial Achievement Gap in Our Schools. He has also engaged in collaborative research with large urban school districts. Recently, he helped launch A Broader, Bolder Approach to Education, a group of public policy experts in various fields (housing, education, civil rights), and from across the political spectrum, working to break a decades-long cycle of reform efforts that promised much and have achieved far too little. The group works in areas that research shows must be addressed if we are to keep our promises to all of America's children.
Fall Forum's Opening Session will also feature welcoming remarks from:
- Superintendent of San Francisco Unified School District Carlos A. Garcia
- Author and educator Nancy Faust Sizer
- San Francisco Coalition of Equitable Small Schools Executive Director Gregory Peters
A reception for all Fall Forum attendees featuring music and entertainment from local Essential schools follows the Opening Session.