Professor Eric Nadelstern to Give Keynote Address at Middle College National Consortium’s 18th Annual Summer Institute

The Middle College National Consortium will hold its annual Summer PD Institute from July 7-July 10 at the Hyatt Regency, in Jersey City, NJ. Professor Eric Nadelstern, former Deputy Chancellor for School Support and Instruction at the New York City Department of Education, and leader of its Small School Initiative, will give the keynote address.

Quote startProfessor Nadelstern’s deep understanding and extensive history with school reform and preparing underserved students for college make him a must hear for anybody working to improve schoolsQuote end

New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) March 29, 2011

The Middle College National Consortium (MCNC), a pioneer in the Early College/Dual Enrollment school movement, is pleased to announce that renowned educator Professor Eric Nadelstern will be the keynote speaker at its annual conference in July. The theme of this year’s conference will be “How Do You Become a College Ready School”.

Professor Eric Nadelstern

Professor Nadelstern, who was the founding principal of International High School, a MCNC member, will trace the origins of his school reform efforts starting with his work with new arrivals at International HS and concluding with his leadership at The New York City’s Department of Education’s Small School Initiative. Additionally, there will be workshops and panel discussions on issues related to College Readiness-Key Cognitive Skills that students need in college; College Knowledge-what do students need to know in order to succeed in college; and Communities of Practice that lead to success. Dr. Cecilia L. Cunningham, founder and President of MCNC, stated that “Professor Nadelstern’s deep understanding and extensive history with school reform and preparing underserved students for college make him a must hear for anybody working to improve schools.”

Professor Nadelstern is presently a Professor of Practice in Educational Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University; Visiting Senior Fellow at The Woodrow Wilson Foundation; and a Transition Team Member for the newly appointed New Jersey Commissioner of Education. Prior to his present positions Professor Nadelstern was the Deputy Chancellor for School Support and Instruction with the New York City Department of Education where he led the Department’s Small School Initiative.

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.

The MCNC Summer Professional Development Institute will be held from July 7-July 10, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency on the Hudson in Jersey City, New Jersey. To learn more about this event, or register, please click here.

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.

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

Professor Larry Cuban Featured at MCNC’s 17th Annual Winter Principal’s Leadership Conference

Middle College National Consortium, a leader in the movement to establish and sustain high school/college dual enrollment, held its 17th annual Winter Conference in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Larry Cuban, Professor Emeritus of Education at Stanford University, and Dr. Cecilia Cunningham, founder and president of the Middle College National Consortium, lead the conference with presentations and workshops on the roles of a principal, managing change and instructional leadership and improving instruction within schools. Read more

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. Read more

Two Middle College National Consortium Schools Win Major Education Awards

Harbor Preparation Teacher Academy and Hollis F. Price Early College High School, twoMiddle College National Consortium Early College dual enrollment schools, are proud to havereceived the prestigious 2010 National Title 1 School Awards from the U.S. Department ofEducation. Harbor Prep and Hollis Price not only outperformed other Title 1 schools but alsodid significantly better on standardized tests and college going rates than non Title 1 schools. Read more

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. Read more

Diane Ravitch and David T. Conley will be Featured Speakers at Middle College National Consortium’s Annual Summer Institute

The Middle College National Consortium, a leader in the movement to establish and sustain high school/college dual enrollment, will hold its annual Summer Institute from June 27 to July 1, 2010 at the Jersey City Hyatt Hotel.

Long Island City, NY (Vocus) June 22, 2010

Middle College National Consortium will hold its annual Summer Institute from June 27 to July 1, 2010 at the Jersey City Hyatt Hotel. During this time, 224 educators, representing thirty one Consortium schools around the country, will converge on the Hyatt Hotel to learn from distinguished speakers, participate in workshops, share ideas, and network with like-minded educators. By and large the workshops are facilitated by faculty from participating Consortium schools given that teachers have a unique understanding of what constitutes successful practices in a classroom setting. This year’s workshops are geared towards the theme of College Readiness, such as How to Bridge the Gap Between High School and College Readiness, Using Technology to Engage Students in Inquiry- Based Science, and College Access Through Inquiry.

Diane Ravitch, one of the leading educators in the United States today, will be the keynote speaker. In her latest book, “The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education” Ms. Ravitch decries merit pay, privatization of schools, small schools and especially high stakes testing. A lively debate is sure to follow her presentation.

Also featured is Dr. David T. Conley, Professor of Educational Policy Research at the University of Oregon and founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC). Professor Conley’s latest book, “College and Career Ready: Helping All Students Succeed Beyond High School” is a primer on preparing students to succeed in college as well as taking advantage of learning opportunities beyond high school.

Dr. Cecilia Cunningham, founder and Director of the Middle College National Consortium, states that “these two lions of education understand the true meaning of college readiness, and their ideas about curriculum, teaching strategies and support structures are the true drivers of college readiness, a goal for all students”. 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 the history, design principles, current work and achievements.

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