Earlier this month Widener University announced the lineup for the 2011-2012 Philadelphia Speakers Series, including Michelle Rhee, an outspoken advocate for school reform featured recently on the cover of Newsweek. Rhee, founder of The New Teacher Project which has recruited 23,000 new teachers across the country, will be the first speaker on Nov. 7.
The future of K – 12 schools is much on the minds of faculty in Widener’s Center for Education, and the topic will be the subject of the cover feature article of the spring 2011 magazine. Look for the magazine’s release in late April. For more information on the speakers series, see the press release and the event’s web site.