In September, I wrote about Elizabeth Green’s discussion on What Makes a Teacher Great? at Towson University as part of the Presidential Scholar Signature Forums Series.

This month I want to invite you to join Towson University Presidential Scholar, Dr. Nancy Grasmick, for the seventh event in the Presidential Scholar Signature Forums Series. Dr. Grasmick will moderate a discussion on November 16 titled Supporting Baltimore’s Students from Pre-K through College.

It Takes A Village to Raise A Child

That age-old saying has been reiterated across news cycles over-and-over again in the wake of Baltimore’s uprisings. We’ve seen stories of communities coming together to support youth and their neighborhood schools; however, much remains to be done. On November 16th, join three of Baltimore’s most visible voices on education and community for a frank and open conversation about what is working, what is needed, and what role everyone can play to support Baltimore’s students and thus its future.

  • Jason Botel

    Jason Botel

    Wes Moore

    Wes Moore

    Wes Moore, Author, Social Entrepreneur, Political Analyst, and Community Leader

  • Jason Botel, Former longtime Baltimore-KIPP Executive Director, Executive Director of Maryland CAN, and school choice expert
  • Moderator: Dr. Nancy Grasmick, Past Superintendent of Maryland State Schools and Towson University’s first Presidential Scholar for Innovation in Teacher and Leader Preparation
Dr. Nancy Grasmick

Dr. Nancy Grasmick

Key questions that will be addressed:

  • How can schools be created to best support under-served students?
  • What support systems are necessary outside of the classroom?
  • What can business leaders do to support students through college?
  • What are the biggest current barriers to student success?
  • What is Bridge Edu and how can it support college completion?
  • What are some innovative ideas/programs that have been tried and worked?

This free event will take place on Monday, November 16, 2015 in the Minnegan Room at Towson University, 4-6 p.m. Seats are limited — register today for this free event.

About the Presidential Scholar Signature Forums

The Preparing for Public Education in the 21st Century: Signature Forums speaker series focuses on providing Maryland’s education leaders, parents, teachers, and policy makers with access to the newest information and research on current and pertinent education topics. These forums provide a unique opportunity for education stakeholders to interact with national experts at the top of their field and access to the most up-to-date research for teacher preparation. Learn more at