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Department Official to Serve as Panelist on Education Reform at Tulane University’s Urban Innovation Conference

David Thomas , 202-401-1576,

Event Date 1: October 01, 2010

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will participate in a panel discussion on innovation in education reform, during the Urban Innovation Conference Friday, Oct. 1 in New Orleans. Titled "New Orleans as the Model City for the 21st Century: New Concepts on Urban Innovation," the one-day symposium is being co-sponsored by Tulane University and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Shelton will join Timothy Ryan, University of New Orleans, Leslie Jacobs, CEO, Strategic Comp and Charter Schools Planner, and Tony Recasner, co-founder, First Line Schools. Panelists will discuss the latest thinking in school reform, the charter school movement and the opportunities and challenges still ahead.

Event 1
Who : Assistant Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton, Office of Innovation and Improvement U.S. Department of Education
What : Panel discussion on Innovation in Education Reform
When : Friday, Oct. 1 – 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. CST
Where : Roosevelt Hotel
123 Baronne Street
New Orleans, La.