Fuller, Horton, Korte and Peterkin to give perspective on future of MPS
Marquette University Law School will convene a panel of four former superintendents of the Milwaukee Public Schools to address the challenges and opportunities facing the state’s largest district. “Leadership Lessons: Insights from Former MPS Superintendents on the Challenges of Leading Milwaukee’s Schools--Then and Now” will feature a candid conversation with former MPS Superintendents Robert Peterkin, Howard Fuller, Barbara Horton and Spence Korte on Monday, April 12, at 5:30 p.m.
Media interested in attending should contact Brigid O’Brien Miller at 414-288-7445 or Brigid.email@example.com. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Members of the public can register for the event online by April 8.
As MPS leadership transitions amid headlines about struggling schools, the nation’s worst achievement gap, serious fiscal challenges and a call for dramatic change in school governance, these education leaders will reflect on lessons learned during their tenures and their perspectives now about what can be done for the district’s future. Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy at Marquette Law School, will moderate the panel.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Marquette University Law School
1103 West Wisconsin Avenue
4:30 p.m., reception, Eisenberg Memorial Hall, 3rd floor
5:30 - 7 p.m., program, room 307
Robert S. Peterkin, Francis Keppel Professor of Educational Policy and Administration and Director, Urban Superintendents Program, Harvard University
MPS Superintendent 1988-1991
Howard L. Fuller, Director and Distinguished Professor-Institute for the Transformation of Learning, Marquette University
MPS Superintendent 1991-1995
Barbara Horton, Executive Director, The Darrell Lynn Hines College Preparatory Academy of Excellence, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Acting MPS Superintendent 1997 and School Board Director 2002-2007
Spence Korte, Retired
MPS Superintendent 1999-2002
This event is presented by Marquette University Law School, Boden Visiting Professor Michael J. Spector, and Partnership for Public Schools in Milwaukee, Inc.
Partnership for Public Schools in Milwaukee, Inc., led by Dr. Jeanette Mitchell, is a non-profit organization dedicated solely to the betterment and improvement of public schools.
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