Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will participate in a panel discussion on innovation in education reform, during the Urban Innovation Conference Friday, Oct. 1 in New Orleans. Titled "New Orleans as the Model City for the 21st Century: New Concepts on Urban Innovation," the one-day symposium is being co-sponsored by Tulane University and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Shelton will join Timothy Ryan, University of New Orleans, Leslie Jacobs, CEO, Strategic Comp and Charter Schools Planner, and Tony Recasner, co-founder, First Line Schools. Panelists will discuss the latest thinking in school reform, the charter school movement and the opportunities and challenges still ahead.
Assistant Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton, Office of Innovation and Improvement
U.S. Department of Education
Panel discussion on Innovation in Education Reform
Friday, Oct. 1 – 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. CST
123 Baronne Street
New Orleans, La.