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The K-16 Paradigm: The Ball's in Our Court!

Wednesday, 03 April, 2013

Following the Baker Distinguished Lecture by Sec. of Education, Arne Duncan, we will host a distinguished panel of local and state educators and reformers to discuss education in Tennessee. Our panel includes:  

Randy Boyd
CEO of PetSafe
Gov.'s advisor on Higher Ed

Jennifer Evans
Chamber of Commerce

Anthony Hancock
Teacher, Bearden Middle

Rich Rhoda
Executive Director, TN Higher Education Commission

Bob Rider (moderator)
Dean, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Pam Trainor
Knox County School Board

Some questions for discussion...

¨ How can we change the culture of education across the state of Tennessee?

¨ How does educational attainment impact the community,  employment rates, and quality of life?

¨ How do we address the needs of students who are below grade level?

¨ How can higher education and K-12 work together to build a stronger K-16 paradigm?

¨ And more, as time allows!


Each panelist will share their perspectives and reflect on Secretary Arne Duncan's lecture.



Free & open to the public


Baker Center- Toyota Auditorium
1640 Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996

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Event Contact

Nissa Dahlin-Brown

Phone: 8659748681
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