The Strive Community Forum on Education at Xavier University’s Cintas Center this Friday, June 26 at 8:00 a.m. will be streamed live for those who cannot attend in person. The Forum is free and the public is invited. Lunch is provided free for those who have pre-registered with Nancy Hackett at 513-745-3264.
Viewers can connect to the forum from this link which will go live on Thursday night: http://ctss3.xavier.edu/20090626.sdp
To access the live stream, you will need to first install the free QuickTime player (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/). Follow the instructions to install. The link should direct the browser to launch QuickTime automatically, or you can manually open QuickTime player.
Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland will be the luncheon speaker and also lead one of the discussion sessions. She had the opportunity to pursue higher education and eventually earned a doctorate in educational psychology at the University of Kentucky - where she met her future husband. She worked many years in public schools as an educational psychologist. She authored a screening test for kindergarten-age children and a children’s book, The Little Girl Who Grew up to be Governor. As first lady of Ohio, she serves as chair of the Family and Children First Councils, and lends her help to work on education, the environment, renewable energy, and inclusion.
The Forum will address three critical themes drawn from the Striving Together report card:
• Increase the Pace of Change: 35 of 53 student outcomes from birth through college are on the rise. We need ways to build on these successes to help more students succeed more quickly.
• Increase Rigor in the Classroom: Student scores are meeting state standards. We can be one of the first communities to ensure students are fully prepared for college or career training.
• Increase Enrollment, Retention, & Graduation from College and Career Training: Preparing students for tomorrow’s jobs requires education beyond high school. Increasing the number of graduates is a key indicator of our ability to compete in the 21st Century.