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Officials to Discuss Initiatives to Spur Education Innovation at National Science Foundation’s Math and Science Partnership Learning Network Conference

David Thomas, (202) 401-1576,

Event Date 1: January 24, 2011 04:30 pm - 06:30 pm

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will participate on a panel at the 2011 National Science Foundation (NSF) Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Learning Network Conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Jan. 24 at 4:30 p.m. The panel will discuss student achievement and related issues, seeking to shed light on this topic from knowledge gained through initiatives such as Race to the Top, the Department’s MSPs and other past and future Department programs and efforts.

Shelton will be one of several Department officials serving on the event’s keynote panel of the day, “STEM – Delivering on the Promise,” which will focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. Joining Shelton as panel moderator will be Patricia O’Connell Johnson, MSP team leader, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, and Michael Lach, science advisor to the Secretary of Education. Kathleen B. Bergin, MSP program director at NSF, will introduce the panel.

The panel’s goals are to engage in rich, thoughtful discussions related to student success; identify factors contributing to student success; provide opportunities for cross-collaborating; understand the roles of various MSP partners and project types on impacting student success; learn new models for assessing and researching student success; and understand the roles of innovations related to student success.

Event 1
Who : Assistant Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton, Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education
What : Participation in National Science Foundation panel discussion on “STEM - Delivering on the Promise”
When : Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 – 4:30 p.m.
Where : Renaissance Marriott Hotel
999 Ninth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.