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Maximizing the Middle: Building a Strong Foundation for Student Success

December 3, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The middle grades are a critical time to support student success. United Way believes that school and community stakeholders working together can make a difference.

Join colleagues from across the country for a thought leader symposium on this topic, and explore innovative solutions together: Maximizing the Middle: Building a Strong Foundation for Student Success, sponsored by United Way and our Ready by 21 partners, will highlight promising initiatives, corporate-led efforts and feature Dr. Ronald Ferguson from Harvard University. Invited participants include leaders in education, advocacy, youth development, philanthropy, and the business community.

Dr. Ronald F. Ferguson is one of the nation’s foremost experts on education, youth development, and economic development. As a Harvard University professor, Dr. Ferguson’s research and writing have focused on racial achievement gaps, specifically exploring the factors that combine to create racial disparities in academic performance. His most recent book Toward Excellence with Equity: An emerging vision for closing the achievement gap, was heralded as “essential reading for any businessperson who cares about the well-being of children and the future of the American workforce.” Dr. Ferguson is also the creator of the Tripod Project for School Improvement and also the faculty co-chair and director of the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University.

Please RSVP by November 15, 2014 online at http://bit.ly/1DDSD4g

For questions, please contact Jeralyn Cave of Collaborative Communications Group at cave@collaborativecommunications.com.


December 3, 2014
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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United Way Worldwide
701 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA United States