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Superintendent Joins Dr. Ronald Carter in discussing K-12 Education at Research Symposium

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CMS Superintendent Joins Dr. Ronald Carter in discussing K-12 Education at Research Symposium

November 7, 2013, Charlotte, NC – JCSU President Dr. Ronald Carter and CMS Superintendent Heath Morrison participated in a panel discussion about engaging CMS parents with Dr. Karen Mapp, of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and author of Beyond the Bake Sale. The two-day symposium also explored implications of research findings from JCSU’s Smith Institute for Applied Research and policy recommendations. Dr. Karen Mapp, gave recommendations to the community, CMS families, teachers, and staff about how to support students effectively.

Dr. Diane Bowles kicked-off the Symposium Thursday evening with a community discussion led by Dr. Katrina Bledsoe. The event supports Dr. Carter’s larger vision for the university’s research department to investigate the Northwest Corridor and understand views, barriers and linkages related to parental engagement and improving student achievement and outcomes in neighboring schools of Charlotte’s Northwest Corridor.

 

Smith Institute for Applied Research is funded by the United States Department of Education through the Title III Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (SAFRA) of 2009.

 

Johnson C. Smith University is Charlotte’s Premier Independent Urban University. It is recognized as one of the nation’s 100+ Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

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