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How Schools Can Promote Civic Engagement in the 21st Century

Publication Date: 3/16/2010

“Cultivating Citizens: How Schools Can Promote Civic Engagement in the 21st Century,” an education symposium, will be held at Rhodes College on March 27. 

Organized by St. George’s Independent School in honor of its 50th anniversary and cosponsored by the Hyde Family Foundations, Rhodes College, and the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools, the series of panels will feature nationally recognized speakers and will be of interest to parents, administrators, faculty, and community leaders who are passionate about education.

Rhodes President Dr. William E. Troutt is a panelist for the session on “Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders” and  Dr. Russell T. Wigginton, Vice President for College Relations at Rhodes, will moderate the session on “The Achievement Gap: Roots and Realities.”

“We hope this event will energize educators of all types, as well as community leaders, as they prepare the next generation of civic leaders,” said Bill Taylor, President of St. George’s Independent School.

The event is open to the public. The deadline for registration fees is March 22.

The schedule includes a dinner at St. George’s Collierville campus on Friday, March 26, as well as a full day of panel sessions at Rhodes on Saturday,  March 27.

View schedule and list of speakers.


Tags: Events, Lectures, President


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