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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 8, 2004
CONTACT: Faith Jackson
Office of University Relations
908-737-NEWS (6397)

Summer Leadership Institute at Kean University

UNION, N.J. – Kean University will hold a Summer Leadership Institute, titled The Principal’s Role in Bridging the Achievement Gap, on Tuesday, July 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Wednesday, July 21, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in Kean Hall at 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.

Presented by the New Jersey Teacher Quality Enhancement Consortium (NJTQEC), the Educational Leadership Department and Kean’s College of Education, the program will feature speakers Dr. Ron Ferguson, associate professor of public policy at Harvard University, and Charlotte Danielson, author of Enhancing Student Achievement: A Framework for School Improvement. A special reception and dinner on July 20, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., will conclude the first day’s events, with honored guest Gordon McInnis, assistant commissioner of education for the state of New Jersey.

In addition to the speeches by special guests, the institute will include facilitated discussion groups and special breakout sessions on subjects such as changing school culture, teacher observation to improve instruction and meeting the needs of bilingual students. Attendees may earn 15 professional-development hours. The registration fee is $150 for the two-day institute, which includes dinner. For those who wish to attend the dinner only, the cost is $35. To obtain more information or to register, call Dr. Gail Hilliard-Nelson at (908) 737-3866 or visit www.kean.edu/~soed/tqec.