GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT
May 20, 2013
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Turnaround Expert Sajan George Keynotes May 23 Leadership Breakfast
Atlanta – George Washington Carver said, “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” Register by Tuesday (May 21) to hear Sajan George, one of the nation’s leading experts in unlocking that door for struggling students. George discusses, “The Future of Education,” the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast, 8 a.m. Thursday at Cobb County’s Georgian Club.
George is CEO and founder of Matchbook Learning, a unique blended model of school launched nationally in 2011 to initially target the bottom 5 percent of under-performing public schools and to eventually deliver blended learning solutions across a wide range of schools and students.
The education entrepreneur and turnaround expert was a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), where he led the firm’s Education Practice. In that role, he led a diverse, nationwide group of talented turnaround professionals in assisting under-performing education institutions at the local, state and federal levels. He applied A&M’s industry-leading methodology for turning around troubled companies to turn around several of the nation’s largest urban K-12 public school districts including New York, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, Providence, R.I., Detroit and St. Louis.
Driven by a passion to realize the dream that all students, regardless of background, can learn and succeed in our society, he has worked with governors, state and district superintendents, mayors and chancellors, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation.
The Leadership Breakfast takes place at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. This event is $25 to attend. Find out more at http://tinyurl.com/bno64sv; Register by close of business Tuesday, May 21, 2013, online at http://tinyurl.com/y27h3dk.
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Who: Sajan George
What: “The Future of Education,” a Leadership Breakfast
When: 8 a.m., Thursday, May 23, 2013
Where: The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1700, Atlanta, GA 30339
Attire: Business, Business Casual. No jeans, cut-offs, tennis shoes, collarless sport shirts, shorts or athletic attire.
About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: Established in 1991, the Foundation is an independent, state-focused think tank that proposes practical, market-oriented approaches to public policy to improve the lives of Georgians. The Foundation’s regular events include Leadership Breakfasts and Policy Briefing Luncheons. Weekly publications are the Friday Facts and Friday Idea commentaries. Visit our Web site at georgiapolicy.org. Join The Forum at forum.georgiapolicy.org. Like the Foundation’s Facebook page at facebook.com/GeorgiaPolicy and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/gppf.
I wanted to publicly say how much I appreciate Georgia Public Policy Foundation. For those of you that will be entering the Legislature or are relatively new you may not quite yet appreciate how much we rely on Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s research and work. As you know we’re a citizen’s legislature. We have very little staff. They have been an invaluable, invaluable resource to us. To put this [Forum] on and the regular programs that they do throughout the year make us better at what we do. (At the 2012 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum.)