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President English is a Presenter at Student Achievement, Labor-Management Conference



For Immediate Release                              Contact: Terence Cooper

February 15, 2011                                                    301/764-3030

President English Presents Baltimore Success Story

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 Denver, Colorado.

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 BaltimoreCity teachers in control of their careers. She will share that story will conference participants.

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 Baltimore will be City Public Schools System CEO Andrés Alonzo.

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