Leader in School Reform MCNC Hosts Prestigious Leadership Conference February 10

The 2011 MCNC Winter Principal’s Leadership Conference will focus on the relationship between improved leadership, instruction and college readiness, including high school dual enrollment. Education leadership and the theory of change will be subjects of the keynote address to be delivered by Dr. Larry Cuban, Professor Emeritus of Education at Stanford University.

New York, New York (Vocus/PRWEB) February 08, 2011

The Middle College National Consortium (MCNC)Leadership Conference will welcome approximately one hundred educators representing thirty of its affiliated schools, in Newport Beach, California from February 10 to February 13, 2011. Participants will discuss issues related to the theme of the conference “Improving College Readiness by Focusing on Instruction”. Education leadership and the theory of change will be subjects of the keynote address to be delivered by Dr. Larry Cuban, Professor Emeritus of Education at Stanford University. Dr. Cuban has had a distinguished career researching and implementing educational leadership, school reform, and the uses of technology in the classroom. He will lead the assemblage in discussions and workshops on the core roles of being a principal, how to build professional learning communities, and how to manage change. The conference will include a one day Technical Assistance workshop (Thursday, February 10th) that will focus on how to use data to improve college readiness.

Dr. Cecilia Cunningham, president and founder of the Middle College National Consortium, commented on the close alignment between many of the priorities that President Obama mentioned in his State of the Union Address and the work of MCNC. “President Obama tied innovation, education and infrastructure to a bright future. MCNC has been the leader in educational innovation and infrastructural redesign for over 20 years. Starting with its first Early College in 2001 students have been crossing traditional boundaries and going to college before finishing high school. MCNC has vigorously supporteddual enrollment for all students, irrespective of economic background. Additionally, MCNC has
been in the forefront of attempting to align high school and college curriculums and, as a consequence of its educational model, has seen a dramatic increase in college completion rates of nontraditional and first in family college students within its affiliated schools.”

The Middle College National Consortium, headquartered in New York City, is a leader in the movement to establish and sustain high school/college dual enrollment as a viable and necessary educational model. Middle College National Consortium’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.

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

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

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