Professor Larry Cuban will Keynote MCNC’s Leadership Conference

The Middle College National Consortium (MCNC) will hold its 17th annual Winter Principal’s Leadership Conference from February 11, 2011 to February 13, 2011 at the Newport Beach (CA) Hyatt Regency. The theme of this year’s conference will be “Improving College Readiness by Focusing on Instruction” and will be keynoted by Dr. Larry Cuban, Professor Emeritus of Education at Stanford University. MCNC is a leader in the movement to establish and sustain dual enrollment as a viable and necessary educational model.

(Vocus/PRWEB) November 16, 2010

(Vocus) November 16, 2010 — Dr. Larry Cuban, Professor Emeritus of Education at Stanford University, will give the keynote address at Middle College National Consortium’s (MCNC) 17th annual Winter Principal’s Leadership Conference. The conference will be held from Friday, February 11, 2011 to Sunday, February 13, 2011 at the Newport Beach (California) Hyatt Regency. The theme of this year’s conference will be “Improving College Readiness by Focusing on Instruction”. The conference will be preceded by a one day Technical Assistance Conference (Thursday, February 10th) which will focus on how to use data to improve college readiness. The Technical Assistance Conference will be facilitated by the data specialists from NCREST (National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools and Teaching-Teachers College, Columbia University). Approximately one hundred leaders from thirty high schools associated with MCNC, and their college partners, are expected to attend.

Dr. Cecilia Cunningham, president and founder of the Middle College National Consortium, issued a statement praising Dr. Cuban for “His leadership in education reform and the tremendous impact that he has had on improving teaching and instruction in the US.” Professor Cuban’s major research interests focus on the history of curriculum and instruction, education leadership, school reform and the uses of technology in classrooms. He has taught courses in the methods of teaching social studies, the history of school reform, curriculum and instruction, and leadership. His latest two books: As Good As It Gets: What School Reform Brought to Austin (2010) and Hugging the Middle: How Teachers Teach in an Era of Testing and Accountability (2009) are must reads for anybody interested in education reform.

MCNC’s mission is to develop small schools in which high school students, especially those who have been previously underserved by their former schools, can earn both a high school diploma and either an Associate’s Degree or transferable college credits upon graduation. MCNC, headquartered in New York City, is a leader in the movement to establish and sustain dual enrollment, high school and college, as a viable and necessary educational model.

To learn more about the Middle College National Consortium, visit MCNC at http://www.mcnc.us/ for a comprehensive overview of the history, design principles, current work and achievements.

Contact information
Tony Hoffmann
Middle College National Consortium
http://www.mcnc.us
718-361-1981       X6
thoffmann(at)mcnc(dot)us

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