Education: The Platform for Personal Success and Community Prosperity
Are we giving children the proper educational opportunities?
Are we providing equal educational access?
Dave Lawrence will address the power of early investment: The business case for early learning a nd its quite extraordinary ROI — not to mention that the whole future of our country is at stake.
Maxeme Tuchman will speak about educational inequity and the opportunity gap in America, Teach For Americas mission and role in education change, and the impact of Teach For America?s partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Walter Secada will discuss national trends in K-12 Education. The press to improve education and to produce more students who are ready for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics have resulted in a series of overlapping and sometimes conflicting initiatives and policies across federal, state and local levels. This short presentation highlights a couple of such initiatives and discusses how those pressures are being felt by local school districts.
Location: New World Center 500 17th. street Miami Beach, FL 33139
Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014
6:00 pm to 6:45 pm: Registration and networking
6:45 pm to 8:00pm: Panel presentation
8:00 pm to 8:30pm: Q & As
8:30 pm to 9:00pm: networking
Location: University of Miami School – Storer Auditorium. 5250 University Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Cost for this event:
HBS Club of South Florida members (plus one guest): $20 per person
Harvard Club of Miami members (plus one guest): $20 per person
University of Miami Business School Graduates(plus one guest): $20 per person
Non-members/Other guests: $30 per person
Includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine and soft drinks
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David Lawrence: David Lawrence Jr. retired in 1999 as publisher of The Miami Herald to work in the area of early childhood development and readiness. He is president of The Early Childhood Initiative Foundation and Education and Community Leadership Scholar? at the University of Miami’s School of Education and Human Development. He leads The Children’s Movement of Florida, aimed at making children the states top priority for investment and decision-making. He is a member of the Governors Children’s Cabinet and twice chaired the Florida Partnership for School Readiness. In 2002 and 2008 he led successful campaigns for The Children’s Trust, a dedicated source of early intervention and prevention funding for children in Mia mi-Dade. He is a board member of the Foundation for Child Development in New York. In 2002-3 he chaired the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Child Protection, and in 2011 he chaired a similar panel for the Secretary of the Department of Children and Families. In 2002, he was a key figure in passing a statewide constitutional amendment to provide pre-K for all 4 year olds. He is a board member and former chair of the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade and Monroe. The David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Public School opened in 2006. An endowed chair in early childhood studies is established in his name at the University of Florida College of Education.
He is a graduate of the University of Florida and named “Outstanding Journalism Graduate” and subsequently from the Advanced Management program at the Harvard Business School. In 1988, he was honored with Knight-Ridder’s top award, the John S. Knight Gold Medal. His 12 honorary doctorates include one fro m his alma mater, the University of Florida. His national honors include the Ida B. Wells Award “for exemplary leadership in providing minorities employment opportunities? and the National Association of Minority Media Executives award for “lifetime achievement in diversity.” His writing awards include the First Amendment Award from the Scripps Howard Foundation and the Inter American Press Association Commentary Award. He chaired the national Task Force on Minorities in the Newspaper Business, was the 1991-92 president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and the 1995-96 president of the Inter American Press Association. He was inducted into the Florida Newspaper Hall of Fame in 2010.
He has served the Miami Art Museum, United Way and the New World School of the Arts as chair, and is a life member of the University of Florida Foundation and a member of the national board of the Everglades Foundation. He also serves on the boards of Americans for Immigrant Jus tice and History Miami. He was the local convening co-chair of the 1994 Summit of the Americas. And he co-founded a non-profit vocational-technical school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Maxene Tuchman: Executive Director, Teach for America Miami-Dade. Maxeme Tuchman was selected to lead Teach For America Miami-Dade in 2013. A proud Miami native and Teach For America alumna, Max brings incredible passion and enthusiasm to the critical work of partnering with Miami-Dade schools and community members to solve the problem of educational inequity.
Max became executive director as the regional organization began its second decade of work in the Miami community. With a team of thirty staff, three hundred corps members teaching in Miami-Dade classrooms, and another three hundred alumni in the region, Max leads the organization with a strategy to create and sustain excellent educational opportunities for all students in the same system of schools she attended. Today, Teach For America corps members reach more than twenty-two thousand local students attending thirty one schools with the greatest need in Miami-Dade County.
Max brings more than fifteen years of experience in public policy, education, and coalition building to her role. Her commitment to educational equity and service to under-resourced communities led her to roles in the New York City Mayor’s Office where she was instrumental in creating the NYC Service Office and the NYC Civic Corps service program, the DC Public Schools Office of Secondary School Transformation, the Harlem Children’s Zone, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As a 2004 Teach For America corps member, Max taught high school social studies at Miami Northwestern where she also coached the award-winning Urban Debate League team.
Max is a graduate of Miami-Dade County Public Schools and earned her master of business administration and master of public policy from Harvard University, and her bachelor’s degree from New College of Florida.
About Teach For America Miami-Dade: Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the urgent problem of educational inequality in low income communities. Founded in 2003 Teach For America Miami-Dade recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding individuals to teach in high need schools and become lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequity. Today more than three hundred corps members are teaching in twenty-seven Miami Dade public schools and another three hundred alumni remain in the region working across sectors to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education.
Walter G. Secada: University of Miami, Professor of Teaching and Learning and Senior Associate Dean of the School of Education. Walter G. Secada is Professor of Teaching and Learning and Senior Associate Dean of the School of Education. A graduate of Miami’s Curley High School, he left Southeast Florida to earn a BA in philosophy (magna cum laude) from the University of Notre Dame and an MS in mathematics and a Ph.D. in education, both, from Northwestern University. Prior to coming to UM, Dr. Secada was professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Wisconsin’s Madison; director of Diversity in Mathematics Education , a fellowship-training Center on Learning and Teaching funded by the National Science Foundation; director of teacher-training and technical assistance centers devoted to teachers of students who received federal funding through Title 1, migrant education, bilingual education, and/or American Indian education; and a former associate dean of the School of Education. As director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Hispanic Dropout Project, he was senior author of its final report, No More Excuses, which was released at a White House press conference by then-Vice President Gore and Secretary of Education Riley. Secada has been editor of the Review of Research in Education published by the American Educational Research Association (AERA); series editor for Changing the Faces of Mathematics published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM); and associate editor of the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education.
Since joining the University of Miami faculty in fall 2003, Professor Secada has been associate director and Co-PI of Promoting Science among English Language Learners (P-SELL) with a High-Stakes Testing Environment, an NSF-funded quasi-experimental study on effective science instruction for Haitian-Creole or Spanish-speaking third through fifth graders; associate director and co-PI of Science Made Sensible an NSF-funded fellowship training program that pairs doctoral students in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) with middle-school teachers; director and PI of Language in Mathematics an IES-funded research and development project intended to create a professional development intervention that helps grade 4-8 teachers better teach mathematics to their English language learners; Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning; and a member of the University’s Social Sciences Institutional Review Board.
Professor Secada’s research interests include equity in education, mathematics education, bilingual education, school restructuring, professional development of teachers, student engagement, and reform. A fluent speaker of Spanish, Secada has presented at major conferences in Chile and Peru; as well as throughout the United States, and in Thailand, Taiwan, Greece, Norway, England, Germany, and South Africa. As a senior Fulbright Fellow, Secada visited Lima and Arequipa, Peru where he served as a consultant to Universidad Catolica San Pablo in Arequipa and gave a series of presentations both there and at GRADE in Lima on higher education accreditation, the teaching of mathematics for understanding, and education research and development. He is a fellow and member of the American Educational Research Association; a lifetime member of the National Association for Bilingual Education and of the Fulbright Association; and a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.