Southeastern Massachusetts Conference to Explore College Readiness, Curriculum Alignment

More than 300 Southeastern Massachusetts secondary and postsecondary faculty and administrators are expected to discuss the high school-to-college transition and building a better-aligned P-20 curriculum at a conference on “Pathways to College Readiness and College Success,” to be held Wednesday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston, Mass.

Attendees at the free conference will learn about new policy trends affecting Massachusetts public education such as the Common Core, the PARCC assessment and the Vision Project from speakers including Allison Jones of Achieve, Massachusetts Higher Education Commissioner Richard Freeland and Massachusetts Secretary of Education Paul Reville.

A lunchtime panel will showcase “Ambitious Innovations and Experiments in Reform.” Closing sessions will bring the region’s K-12 and college and university faculty together for collegial conversations around curriculum alignment.

CONNECT is a partnership of the six public institutions of higher education in Southeastern Massachusetts: Bristol, Cape Cod and Massasoit community colleges; Bridgewater State University; Massachusetts Maritime Academy and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The conference has been planned by CONNECT in partnership with the Southeastern Massachusetts Readiness Center, with sponsorship from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, The College Board and ACT.

For registration and a conference program, click here.


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