From your block to the boardroom

May 7, 2012 | 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. | Southern Methodist University

As our city prepared for the arrival of the new DISD superintendent, conversations were taking place around dinner tables, in boardrooms, during community events and at faith gatherings about how a new leader would impact public education in Dallas.

This breakfast served as a catalyst for those conversations, and it provided an opportunity to expand the conversation in two critically important ways. The event's five-person panel, moderated by Dean David J. Chard of the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, discussed our ethical responsibility in providing high quality education for every child in Dallas, as well as explored ways we - individually and collectively - can lend our support to the new DISD superintendent to strengthen public education.

 High Quality Education
Panel & Remarks
Dean David J. Chard, Moderator
Dean, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Southern Methodist University
Reverend Gerald Britt
Vice President of Public Policy & Community Program Development, CitySquare
Florencia Velasco Fortner
CEO, Dallas Concilio
Torrence H. Robinson
Senior Director of Community Affairs, Fluor Foundation
Bill McKenzie
Columnist, Dallas Morning News
Todd Williams
Executive Director, Commit!

*Special Remarks

Mayor Mike Rawlings
Mayor, City of Dallas
Rita Kirk
Director, Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility
Regina Nippert
Executive Director, Center on Communities and Education
Hosts

Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development

Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility

Center on Communities and Education

Sponsor
Commit! Cradle to Career

Dallas ISD Superintended Mike Miles discusses plans to move the district forward.

From Your Block to the Boardroom - Full Conference

Florencia Velasco Fortner talks about cultural barriers to parent involvement.

Reverend Gerald Britt of CitySquare talks about what high-quality education means to him.

Bill McKenzie of the Dallas Morning News tells us what high-quality education means to him.

What does high quality education mean to Florencia Velasco Fortner of the Dallas Concilio?

What does high-quality education mean to Torrence Robinson of Fluor Corp.?

What does high-quality education mean to Commit!'s Executive Director Todd Williams?

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