3 Upcoming Foundation Events Focus on Education

May 16, 2013
Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or

Education, Education, Education: 3 Upcoming Foundation Events!

Atlanta – The world is changing fast, but we seem to be standing still when it comes to educating our children. How do we personalize the learning experience? How do we enhance academic performance? Is the solution more money, more teachers or smaller class sizes? Will technology replace the teacher?

The questions are numerous. To help answer them, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation has scheduled a trifecta of national leaders in education innovation to keynote Foundation events over the next three months:

May 23: Sajan George, Atlanta-based national education entrepreneur and turnaround expert, keynotes, “The Future of Education, a Leadership Breakfast. 8 a.m. at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. George is founder and CEO of Matchbook Learning, a unique blended model of school launched in 2011 to initially target the nation’s bottom 5 percent of under-performing public schools and to eventually deliver blended learning solutions across a wide range of schools and students.The deadline is Tuesday to register. For information and registration ($25), go to www.georgiapolicy.org/?p=9155.

June 6: Michael B. Horn, co-founder and executive director of the education practice at the Clayton Christensen Institute, keynotes the Foundation’s June 6 Leadership Breakfast, “Customize The Class.” 8 a.m. at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. Horn will share how innovation can disrupt the factory-based education system and transform learning into a student-centric approach where all students can achieve their full potential. ($25) Register at http://tinyurl.com/7ldaqnk.

Mark your Calendar! July 11: Jay Greene, national school choice expert, joins the Foundation on a road trip to Athens, Ga., for a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon to celebrate the seventh annual Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day. The seventh annual celebration marks what would have been the 101st birthday of the late Milton Friedman, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and a longtime contributor to free market causes who focused on education choice. Last year the Foundation celebrated in Gainesville, one of more than 100 Friedman Legacy Day gatherings in 44 countries, all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Details soon on the Athens venue!

Media interested in attending must contact Benita Dodd at or 404-256-4050. (Difficulty registering? Contact Benita Dodd.)

The Georgian Club: 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1700, Atlanta, GA 30339
Directions: http://tinyurl.com/4cf9yy2
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.

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