Washington Education Innovation Forum with Judy Hennessey, Superintendent, CEO of the Dayton Early College Academy

Washington Education Innovation Forum with Judy Hennessey, Superintendent, CEO of the Dayton Early College Academy

When
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Where
UW Medicine South Lake Union, 750 Republican Street
Time
Lunch @ noon, Presentation 12:30-2PM

Dr. Judy Hennessey is the founding head of the Dayton Early College Academy (DECA) and DECA Prep, a feeder K-6 school. The schools are charters; they serve minority children at risk of failing to finish high school, and have the highest graduation and college-going rates, and test scores, in the city.

DECA and DECA Prep use a rare combination of traditional and advanced methods, including technology-assisted individualization, strong emphasis on reading for meaning and on writing, and close supportive relationships between students and teachers. The school also experiments with new technologies and instructional methods, but readily jettisons ideas that do not work. Many of the teachers come from the University of Dayton's specialized Urban Education Academy.

Former superintendent of the Oakwood, Ohio school district and onetime charter opponent, Judy Hennessey made a career change when founding the DECA schools. She is a practitioner who believes that schools can make a difference for poor children, but to do so they must constantly be open to new ideas.

Event is by invite only. If you have any questions, please contact Rosa Pazhouh.

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