Middle College National Consortium will hold It’s 21st annual Winter Principals’ Leadership Conference from February 14-February 16 at the Newport Beach, California Hyatt Regency. Professor Linda Darling-Hammond, the renowned Stanford University educator, will give the keynote address. In 2006 Professor Darling-Hammond was named one of the nation’s ten most influential people affecting educational policy over the last decade for her work that led to sweeping changes in teaching and teacher education across the U.S.
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Professor Linda Darling-Hammond To Give Keynote Address At MCNC’s Winter Principals’ Leadership Conference
The Middle College National Consortium (MCNC) held a Jam on Peer Review, the process of improving pedagogy that it has developed over the past three decades. “Crowdsourcing Teacher Evaluation: Let the Voices of Teachers be Heard” attracted dozens of early college high school teachers who shared their experience with Peer Review. School administrators, district personnel and college faculty also participated.
MCNC is excited to announce that Nancy Hoffman, Vice President and Senior Advisor at Jobs for the Future, will be the keynote speaker at MCNC’s Summer Professional Development Institute to be held from June 29th- July 2nd at the Jersey City Hyatt in Jersey City, NJ. Jobs for the Future (JFF) is a national non-profit in Boston focused on improving educational and workforce outcomes for young people and adults. Ms. Hoffman works with the Early College High School initiative, a network of over 270 schools in 28 states, blending high school and two years of college. She also works with states on aligning and integrating high school and college and developing new pathways to degree completion and careers.
In spite of the fiscal crisis enveloping Buffalo, NY, Middle Early College High School @ Buffalo, a school primarily serving students at the low end of the economic scale, has been saved from the chopping block. Statistics such as a 93% daily attendance rate, 80% college pass rate and 2.4 average college GPA turned the tide in favor of keeping the school open.
Early Colleges are scalable • Early Colleges are an effective model for helping underserved youth to graduate from high school and go on to college • There is no single Early College model but key attributes are shared