For Immediate Release Contact: Terence Cooper February 15, 2011 301/764-3030
For Immediate Release Contact: Terence Cooper
February 15, 2011 301/764-3030
President English Presents
At Student Achievement, Labor-Management Conference
AFT-Maryland President Marietta English will be a presenter at the Conference On Advancing Student Achievement through Labor-Management Collaboration February 15-16 in
Nationally known as vice president of the American Federation of Teachers, President English again achieved national prominence as a result of the key role she played in negotiating the landmark contract that puts
Convened by U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, the conference is being co-sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association, the Council of Great City Schools, the American Association of School Administrators, the National Schools Boards Association, and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.
Conference participants will examine methods of supporting school districts that have secured federal funding to pursue nontraditional labor-management reforms.
The conference will address principles for structuring labor-management collaboration for student success; the positive impact of reform from the perspectives of students, parents, teachers, and principals; and strategies for leading a movement to advance student achievement through labor-management collaboration.
President English joins such nationally known education experts Frederick James Frelow, Program Officer, Transforming Secondary Education, Ford Foundation; Brad Jupp, Senior Program Advisor, U.S. Department of Education; Charles P. Rose, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Education; Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers; and Dennis Van Roekel, President, National Education Association. Also attending from