"Education Solutions" panel discussion will feature Loretta Sanchez, March 30

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez is a 1982 Chapman graduate and member of the university's Board of Trustees.

Chapman University will host the panel discussion “Education Solutions for California 2010” on Tuesday, March 30 with Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (a Chapman alumna) as the keynote speaker.   The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bush Conference Center, Beckman Hall 404, and admission is free. 

California, along with the rest of the nation, is facing a crisis in education, and this panel will examine the problems and potential solutions facing the state as budget deficits and declining student performance feed a vicious cycle.  Dropout rates are at an all-time high, high schools are overcrowded, teachers are being fired — so what solutions can be offered?  The panel will talk about “disruptive” innovation, online education and other possibilities.   Refreshments will be served.

Other panelists and speakers will include: Jeff McBride, CEO, YMCA of Orange County; Sherry Opacic, Ed.D., Director, Institute for Leadership Development, OC Department of Education; John Stephens, Senior Vice President, Keenan & Associates; P.K. Shukla, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Entrepreneurship, Chapman University; Dr. Alexandria Coronado, President, Orange County Board of Education; and Keith Oelrich, CEO, Insight Schools.  The moderator will be Manny Medrano of KCOMM/Medrano Carlton.

There is no cost to attend, but you should pre-register on the Education Solutions 2010 website.  The event will also be streamed live on that website on Tuesday evening.

Dawn Bonker

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