Paul Hill to Keynote Bellevue Schools Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
CONTACT: Richard Penny, (425) 352-3395,  RPenny@uwb.edu


BOTHELL, Wash. – Parents, teachers, students and education professionals are convening Wednesday, June 1, to share ideas intended to help propel Bellevue schools’ tradition of excellence into the future. UW Bothell’s Dr. Paul Hill, a nationally recognized expert on how school districts can be structured more effectively, will deliver the keynote address at the meeting.

According to planners of the event, the public forum will provide a way for Bellevue school district stakeholders to listen to each other, share information and be heard by everyone from the school district board and cabinet members to local elected officials.

Dr. Hill is director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which develops, tests, and helps communities adopt alternative governance systems for public K-12 education. Hill's current work on public education reform focuses on portfolio strategies for school district management, school choice and charter schools, finance, and accountability. He works closely with city and state leaders facing the need to transform their urban public school systems.

Hill chairs the National Charter School Research Project and leads its Charter School Achievement Consensus Panel. He also chaired the National Working Commission on Choice in K-12 Education.

The Bellevue Schools Stakeholder Summit will be held at the Bellevue City Hall Council Chamber Wednesday, June 1, from 6 to 9 p.m.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning.For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.

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