Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Including Students in the Equation

Discussions about school change often leave out the perspective of those who should be at the center of the story: students. That's why I'm excited about a special event that Steve Hargadon has planned for The Future of Education. This Wednesday, June 3, at 5 p.m. Pacific/8 p.m. Eastern, Jane and I will be joining the conversation about "Student Participation in Building the Learning Environment." Among the student participants will be Justin Blau from The Meadows School in Las Vegas. He's the founder of one of the first high school microlending programs in the country. (Read more about The Meadows School MicroBank here.) It's a great example of what can happen when students pursue their passions. Please join us.