Invitation from NJ After 3

A growing body of research suggests that expanding student learning time is an effective strategy for improving student achievement, particularly for low-income students, minority students, and English language learners. Please help transform learning time in New Jersey by registering by Friday September 17th for The New Jersey Expanded Learning Time Summit! Remaining space is limited, and the event is free.

Please help transform learning time in New Jersey by participating in The New Jersey Expanded Learning Time Summit!

FEE: Thanks to the generosity of a number of private investors, there is NO COST to attend! Remaining Space is limited however, and you must register by Friday, September17th.

WHEN: September 23, Summit: 10am to 3pm / Followed by an optional Networking Reception: 5pm-7-pm

WHERE: PSEG Headquarters (80 Park Place) in Newark, New Jersey (10am-3pm), Networking Reception @ The Newark Club (5pm-7pm)

WHAT: Participants will learn about the importance of expanded learning time as a way to prepare students for success in the 21st century classroom and workplace. Presenters and panelists include local, state and national researchers, policy makers, educators, practitioners and funders. This summit sets the stage for a common vision for future collaboration, leveraging existing and emerging resources for the maximum benefit of students, schools and families.

WHY: The existing paradigm is no longer working!!!

  • The amount of learning time that children receive in public schools has remained virtually unchanged since the United States was a nation of farmers.
  • Achievement gaps continue to exist in our public schools, despite billions of dollars being pumped into the existing school-day framework.
  • In too many communities throughout NJ – only half of the students graduate on-time with a diploma!
  • Among those who do graduate from High School, many still lack the skills needed to achieve in college and in their careers.
  • Schools cannot solve these problems alone, and there is a ripe opportunity for collaboration and communication among the variety of stakeholders who educate our children!

WHO:

  • Keynote:  Dr. Milton Goldberg, former executive director of the National Commission on Excellence in Education – the commission that issued the landmark report, A Nation at Risk
  • Representatives from the following organizations are slated to participate in panel discussions: Harvard Family Research Project, The United States Department of Education, Massachusetts 2020, Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL), National Summer Learning Association, LEAP Academy, Rutgers University, Center for Strategic Urban Community Leadership, The After School Corporation, Johns Hopkins University School of Education, National League of Cities, Bank of America, Citizen Schools, Thurgood Marshal Academy, Public/Private Ventures, JPMorganChase, and Caucus Educational Corporation.

Please click here to learn more about the summit and to register for this exciting event. To view a printer-friendly invitation, please click here.

Professional attire required.

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