150 leaders to take part in Arizona Town Hall
April 27, 2008
of recruiting and retaining quality teachers is the focus of the 92nd Arizona
Town Hall being held today through Wednesday in Prescott.
About 150 Arizona community leaders will participate in the "Who Will Teach Our
Children?" forum, which aims to propose solutions for improving Arizona's
ability to attract the best educators.
Gov. Janet Napolitano and Arthur E. Levine, president of the Woodrow Wilson
National Fellowship Foundation, will address Arizona Town Hall participants at
noon on Monday, Levine is a past president and professor of education at
Teachers College, Columbia University.
founder, president and chief executive officer of the National Center on
Education and the Economy, will speak Monday evening on the connections between
educational policy and economic strength. Tucker created the first Commission on
the Skills of the American Workforce and is a founder and vice chair of the
board of directors of America's Choice.
The University of Arizona College of Education, under the leadership of Dean of
Education Ron Marx and Professor Walter Doyle, has prepared a detailed
background report to prepare participants for substantive discussions and
consensus-based policy recommendations.
After the conference, the Town Hall's recommendations will be available on its
Web site on May 9. The recommendations will be combined with the background
report into a final report and formally published in July.
For more information about the Arizona Town Hall, visit
www.aztownhall.org or call 602-252-9600.