BLACK ENTERPRISE Holds Symposium on How Schools, Businesses Can Use Technology to Close the Achievement Gap


YP_2012MarchGBM_BE_LOGOToday’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce,” Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation & Created by BLACK ENTERPRISEWhat:Black Enterprise, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, present ” Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce. ” The Symposium is part of an educational series aimed to cultivate a conversation between the academic and business communities. The Columbus event will focus on how schools can partner with businesses to create innovative learning models and improve the academic performance of K-12 and postsecondary students through the use of new technology.When:Wednesday, May 15, 2013Time:4:00 p.m. ““ 6:30 p.m. SymposiumWhere:Greater Columbus Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, 400 N High St., Columbus, OH(Logo: )ModeratorsOmar Wasow, Co-Founder,, Brooklyn Excelsior Charter SchoolHenry Hipps, Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationPanel: Bringing Innovation to EducationDr. Bernard Harris, President & CEO, The Harris FoundationDavid Banks, President & CEO, Eagle Academy FoundationJessie Woolley-Wilson, President, CEO & Chairman, DreamBox LearningPanel: Creating New Learning Models Through TechnologyMike Green, Co-Founder, America21 ProjectWill Lucas, Founder/CEO, ClassanaMandela Schumacher-Hodge, Co-founder/COO, TiokiJarvis Sulcher Ph.D., Executive Director, Level Playing Field InstituteAdditional Program ParticipantsMayor Michael B. Coleman, City of ColumbusJoe Scantlebury, Senior Program Officer for Policy Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationEarl “Butch” Graves, President/CEO, BLACK ENTERPRISEDerek Dingle, SVP/Editor-in-Chief, BLACK ENTERPRISE


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