Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!

Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!
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Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~ Author Unknown

My goal is to reveal one teacher's humble journey of self-reflection, critical analysis, and endless questioning about my craft of teaching and learning alongside my middle school students.

"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'." ~ Dan Rather

Monday, June 6, 2011

Come hear Mayor Fenty speak on education reform in DC on June 28!

I will be vacationing in FL and miss out on this event, but definitely check out Former DC Mayor Adrian Fenty speak on education reform if you are in the DC area on June 28!

Mayor Fenty speaks about Education Reform!

Come hear the Honorable Adrian M. Fenty (Mayor of the District of Columbia 2007-2011) speak about education reform!

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty

Come hear the Honorable Adrian M. Fenty (Mayor of the District of Columbia 2007-2011) speak about education reform! 

Tuesday, June 28 @ 7pm
Hogan Lovells, Fulbright Center
555 13th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
(red, orange, blue line Metro center)

Want to make sure your question for the Mayor is answered?  Please email your question to carter_AT_post_DOT_harvard_DOT_edu.
$5 for members of the Harvard Club of Washington, DC$10 for non-members
*The Harvard Club of Washington DC is a 501c(3) organization. Funds raised from this event will support the Harvard Club in its charitable mission, including the sponsorship of summer stipends for college students to work at other DC area non-profits.
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Adrian M. Fenty was the fifth Mayor of the District of Columbia. Elected in November 2006, he championed innovative solutions to the District’s greatest challenges, especially in the District’s public school system. 

Mayor Fenty became a national leader in the area of urban education reform after changing the District public school governance structure and placing the city’s school chief as a direct report to the mayor. The change allowed Fenty to institute unprecedented reforms, remove layers of bureaucracy and negotiate a breakthrough collective bargaining agreement.  Following the reforms, student test scores and graduation rates have risen steadily, while achievement gaps at both the elementary and secondary levels have narrowed.  In 2010, enrollment in District of Columbia Public Schools increased for the first time in 39 years.

In 2009, the Fenty Administration was recognized by the Kennedy School of Government Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.  The District was the winner of the 2009 Innovations in American Government Award in Urban Policy.  “The District’s efforts to democratize access to data create increased government accountability and transparency while opening up new arenas for substantial citizen engagement in government,” said Stephen Goldsmith, director of the Innovations in Government Program at Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Institute.

Fenty has traveled extensively speaking on education reform and on using a private-sector approach to running a government.  During the spring 2011 semester, Mayor Fenty spoke on the topic of urban education at the Harvard Law School, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.  In the fall of 2011, Mayor Fenty will serve as a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Politics at his alma mater, Oberlin College.

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