Nashville to host education and community leaders from throughout the United States in Study Visit

As a Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies Next Generation Learning Resource HubNashville hosts community and education leaders from around the country to visit our fine city and learn more about how MNPS has implemented comprehensive high school reform. March 8–9, 2012, visitors from all over the United States will converge on Nashville to take part in the Academies of Nashville Study Visit. During this intensive, two-day event, participants will engage in a panel discussion with leaders in Nashville’s high school reform efforts, work one-on-one with peers who have the same job and responsibilities, and visit the Academies at two Nashville high schools.

The panel discussion will feature key leaders in Nashville’s high school reform efforts: Jay Steele, MNPS Associate Superintendent for High Schools; Connie Williams, Executive Director of the Pencil Foundation; Sydney Rogers, Executive Director of Alignment Nashville; and Marc Hill, Chief Policy Officer of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. All of these organizations will be contributing posts to the Academies of Nashville blog over the next few weeks in anticipation of the Study Visit.

Participants in the Academies of Nashville Study Visit will tour academies at Glencliff High School and McGavock High School.

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