EVENT: Embracing the Common Core: Helping Students Thrive (February 15)

On February 15,
the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Ohio Grantmakers Forum, and Achieve are hosting “Embracing the Common
Core: Helping Students Thrive,” an important conversation about Ohio’s adoption
and implementation of the Common Core Academic Standards.

Speakers include:

Melissa Cardena, director of academic quality
and assurances for the Ohio Board of Regents;

Mike Cohen, president of Achieve;

Steve Dackin, superintendent of Reynoldsburg
City Schools;

Chester E. Finn, Jr., president of the Thomas B.
Fordham Institute;

Eric Gordon, CEO of
Cleveland Metropolitan Schools;

Stan Heffner, state superintendent of public

Debe Terhar, president of the State Board of
Education; and

Deb Tully, director of professionals issues for
the Ohio Federation of Teachers.

The event will be held Wednesday, February 15, from 9:30 am
to 12:30 pm at the Hyatt Regency, Delaware Ball Room, 350 N. High Street,
Columbus.  (Note, this is a different
location than previously announced; however, the Hyatt Regency is connected to
the Greater Columbus Convention Center and should be convenient to anyone who
has already made hotel or other travel accommodations.) Register
online today!

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