A Bold Education Movement Begins in New Mexico This November

MLS_facebook_coverAfter the Transforming Education event “you’ll never look at school the same way again.

Troubling graduation rates, disengagement, and stark workforce-development challenges indicate a great need in our community for highly impactful, relevant schools that prepare our youth for their future. Transforming Education: Innovative Solutions for Tomorrow’s Challenges is an event that marks the beginning of a bold new educational movement in New Mexico. The New Mexico Center for School Leadership, a nonprofit organization based in Albuquerque, is hosting the event to re-imagine with our community what our schools, students and teachers are capable of achieving. The event will take place on Thursday November 19th, 2015 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in the Bank of America Theatre from 4pm to 6:30pm.

Transforming Education will feature a screening of the award-winning educational documentary Most Likely to Succeed, an official selection in the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and deemed “one of the best edu-documentaries ever produced” by Education Week. The film will be followed by a local panel discussion. Panelists include representatives from large local employers including Kathie Davis, Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer at Presbyterian Delivery System and JoAnn Newton, Vice President of External Affairs at PNM, and education experts including a student, local Milken Award winning educator Andy Cook (deemed the Grammy™ for educators), and Adrian Pedroza, a President Obama appointee to the National Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

“Transforming Education is about inspiring a sense of purpose and possibility in our city, and about having a community-wide conversation that explores solutions to some of our state’s most pressing challenges.” Said Tony Monfiletto, the Executive Director of the New Mexico Center for School Leadership, “We are very excited to get the community together to think critically about what our students need to succeed.”

The New Mexico Center for School Leadership seeks to engage our community in exploring entirely new approaches to school. Both the film and the panel will examine the stark reality of education in the 21st century and explore how we can create schools that equip our students with skills to succeed.

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Transforming Education: Innovative Solutions for Tomorrow’s Challenges is the brainchild of the New Mexico Center for School Leadership (The Center). The Center is a leader in the future of designing, operating and measuring the success of innovative and locally-inspired schools

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