GGA 2012 Summer Meeting
Education Innovation in Georgia: Tinkering or Transforming?
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Georgia and the nation are in the midst of several major K-12 public education reforms, including charter school initiatives, teacher effectiveness programs and the implementation of common core curriculum standards. How can private philanthropy best leverage its assets to support effective innovations and ensure a quality education for all children in the state? Join us for the Georgia Grantmakers Alliance Summer Meeting where we'll explore these issues and more.
Opening Keynote: Mr. John White, State Superintendent of Schools, Louisiana.
John White began his career in education as a high school English teacher in Jersey City, NJ. He then worked for TFA New Jersey and went on to become executive director of TFA-Chicago where he doubled the number of teachers recruited to work in South Side and West Side schools and established one of the most innovative principal training programs in the country. In 2006, White was recruited to New York City where he served as Deputy Chancellor of Talent, Labor and Innovation and helped oversee much of New York’s Race to the Top plan, including overhauling the city’s teacher effectiveness system. In 2011, White became Superintendent of the state-run Recovery School District in New Orleans where he worked to revamp failing schools, implement a city-wide enrollment process, and developed a program to monitor charter schools statewide. He is a 2010 member of the Broad Superintendent’s Academy, received a B.A. in English with distinction from the University of Virginia, and earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from New York University.
New Feature! Dinner and a Movie, "The Lottery," Wednesday, August 15th, 7:00 pm
Directed by Madeleine Sackler and shot by award-winning cinematographer Wolfgang Held, The Lottery uncovers a ferocious debate surrounding the education reform movement. Interviews with politicians and educators explain not only the crisis in public education, but also why it is fixable. A call to action to avert a catastrophe in the education of American children, The Lottery makes the case that any child can succeed. The movie will be shown at the Tubman African-American Museum, 340 Walnut Street, Macon, GA. (Additional cost of $40 to attend Dinner event.)
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This GGA gathering is for trustees, CEOs and staff members of Georgia foundations. Foundations are welcome to send more than one representative. Membership in SECF is not a requirement.
$85--SECF Member - attending the Thursday, 8/16 meeting only
$125--SECF member and will be attending the Wednesday and Thursday events
$120--SECF Non-Member and will attend the Thursday, 8/16 meeting only
$160--SECF Non-member and will attend the Wednesday and Thursday events
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Event Location: Professional Sciences Conference Center at Macon State College, Room 211 A-B, 100 College Station Drive, Macon, GA 31206. (478) 471-2770. Reserved parking will be available at the Professional Sciences Conference Center.
Accommodations: The Macon Marriott City Center is currently accepting reservations at the discounted rate of $100 (1-866-882-4465; mention GGA).
For more information, contact Kenita Williams, email@example.com or (404) 524-0911.