A panel discussion will bring together some of Northwestern University’s world-class researchers from various education-related fields to provide a look at the future of education in the United States. Academic Achievement in a Global Society – A Panel Discussion with Northwestern University Experts on the Future of Education will be held on January 23, 2013 at 7:00pm in the Upstairs Theatre of Evanston Township High School (ETHS).

Research shows that a bold, coordinated and timely shift is required across the K-20 spectrum towards creating educational spaces that foster inclusive, creative and collaborative problem solving. Diverse, academically rigorous schools that are dedicated to preparing all their students to be engaged members of inclusive, democratic communities are well positioned to carry out this charge. The panel will discuss the ways in which schools such as Evanston Township High School can lead the way in forging fresh connections between academic rigor, diversity and inclusive learning to prepare students for a multiracial, global world.

The panel discussion will include the following Northwestern University researchers: David Figlio (moderator), Anthony Chen (sociology), Mesmin Destin (psychology), Kirabo Jackson (economics), Kemi Jona (STEM – science, technology, engineering, mathematics), and Jenn Richeson (psychology). Panelist profiles are available online at www.northwestern.edu.

This event is free and open to the public. Evanston Township High School is located at 1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL. The Upstairs Theatre is located on the third floor of ETHS and is wheelchair accessible. For more information, contact David Futransky, ETHS Community Liaison, at futranskyd@eths.k12.il.us.