Walnut Creek, CA, March 8, 2012 – Diane Ravitch, historian of education at NYU and one of the nation’s most sought-after speakers, will speak on technology and its potential in education in her opening keynote at the 2012 CUE Conference in Palm Springs, California.
Ravitch, an accomplished author, is no stranger to controversy nor does she shy away from topics that can lead to spirited debate. Since the 1970s, she has published more than 500 articles and reviews for scholarly and popular publications. She has led the charge to reform schools under both the Bush and Clinton Administrations and is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. She has edited 14 books, written 10, lectured both nationally and internationally and currently coauthors the blog Bridging Differences with Deborah Meier on Education Week (www.edweek.org). This keynote marks her first in which she directly addresses the use of technology and its role in education. She will speak on Friday, March 16, 2012 between 8:00 – 9:45 a.m. in the Primrose Ballrooms B, C, D at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Ravitch will be available to sign her book The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education (New York: Basic Books, 2010) from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in CUE Corner, Oasis 1 of the Palm Springs Convention Center immediately following her presentation. Onsite registration is open Wednesday, March 14 from 4-7pm and 7am-5pm on Thursday and Friday following. Educators and policy makers of all levels are invited to attend. Come early, as seating is limited.
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About Diane Ravitch
Diane Ravitch is an historian of education at New York University. Her best-selling book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System, has made her one of the nation’s most sought after speakers on current issues. She is a graduate of Houston public schools, Wellesley College, and holds a PhD from Columbia University. She has received nine honorary doctorates and many awards for her scholarship. She served as Assistant Secretary of Education for Research and Improvement in the administration of President George H.W. Bush and was appointed to two terms on the National Assessment Governing Board by the Clinton administration. She lives in New York City. For more information on Ravitch’s achievements, please visit her website: www.dianeravitch.com | @dianeravitch