Bold Ideas in Education:  School Readiness Summit

July 25-27, 2018

Register for the Summit


Location:  Hilton Garden Inn, 2102 W Main Street, Durham NC  27705

Readyness apple, books

Wednesday, July 25

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Joyce Epstein, John Hopkins University
Catered lunch:  Session on families, parental involvement and school


*********Thursday, July 26th, Social Science Research Institute Room A103********

*** Due to participant interest in multiple sessions, please note that the sessions below are now part of one panel that will start at 4:05pm.  

3:30pm - 4:00p.m.  Registration***

4:00pm                 Opening Remarks

4:05pm                 Panel Discussion on School Readiness

Closing the Achievement Gap:  Skills Kids Should Master Before Kindergarten

Presenter:  Lynn Rustay, Wake County Public Schools, AIG

How Teacher Disposition Improve Educational Outcome for all Students

Presenter: Shani Brown, Wake County Public Schools - AIG

Underrepresented Students and Standardized Testing 

Presenter:  Jay Rosner

Parental Involvement and Academic Achievement 

Presenter: Angel L. Harris, Duke University 

5:20pm                 Q&A



6:00p.m.          Break – Heavy Hor d’ oeuvres  ******Please advance to the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Room *****

6:20p.m.          Speaker:  Maia Cucciara, Temple University 

7:30p.m.              Closing Remarks


Friday, July 27th

Social Science Research Institute
Room B120, 9:30am – 12pm
Closed Sessions:  Invitation Only
Moderator Session Discussions – Angel L. Harris
  • Kindergarten Readiness - Rustay
  • Parental Involvement- Harris
  • Standardized Testing - Rosner
  • Teacher Training - Brown