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Media Advisory: This Friday – We’re releasing 2012 Community Indicators Report Card on Human Capital Development & Education in Greater Houston

Media Advisory

> What:2012 Community Indicators Symposium on Human Capital Development and Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Workforce Preparedness. We will release the fourth annual Community Indicators Report to the public – a peer-reviewed report card that establishes metrics for public education in the 8-county region.
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> When:Friday, February 10, 2012
> 8:00am – 3:00pm – Breakfast Panel, Panel Discussions, Luncheon Keynote (agenda on page 3-6)
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> Where:George R. Brown Convention Center (1001 Avenida de Las Americas/77010), Hall D
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> Who:The Center for Houston’s Future, with leaders in the business and academic (early childhood thru college) communities.
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> Why: Needs Improvement
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> · The majority of children served by the Early Education System are in child care, yet this is the system that is less rigorously regulated and where teacher education credentials are lowest.¹
>> · In 2010, only 48% of third grade students in the greater Houston region were reading at the commended Level, with an even lower percentage for economically disadvantaged children.²
>> · Students lagging at critical benchmarks along the education continuum, e.g. third grade reading, coupled with the region’s low high school graduation rate, means that fewer students are in the pipeline to succeed in college and career. ³
Almost half of entering college freshmen need developmental courses to catch up with peers.

· Estimates project that there will be as many as 62,000 new jobs in education, nursing and STEM careers in the next four years. However, the region’s higher education institutions are not producing enough qualified graduates to meet this demand. ⁵
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> Making Progress
> Disparities still persist along the education pipeline, based on economic disadvantage. In the past 10 years, however, gradual improvements have been made in key areas:
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> · 53% of ninth graders successfully completed Algebra I in 2010, up from 34% in 2000
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> · 48% of third graders are reading at commended level, up from 25% in 2003.
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> ¹ 2009, US Dept. of Health and Human Services; 2009, Collaborative for Children Qualified Early Childhood Database
> ² Texas Education Agency, Children at Risk Analysis
> ³ Texas Education Agency
> ⁴ Texas Education Agency; Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
> ⁵ FSG Social Impact Consultants, 2011
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> This will be the Center for Houston’s Future fourth annual report in a series intended to help measure progress over time in key sustainability areas in greater Houston. It is conducted in collaboration with several working committees or ‘data groups’ comprised of subject matter experts from academia, business or other sectors relevant to the indicator being examined.
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> To schedule interviews, or for questions, contact Mercedes at 713-844-9328 or msantosgaray@futurehouston.org.
> During the event, contact her at 713-550-0281.
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> Center for Houston’s Future, The Region’s Think Tank, brings business and community together to innovate for the future of the Houston area, by planning strategically for the region, strengthening the base of diverse business and civic leadership, and informing people about – and engaging them in – the necessary groundwork for the region’s global future. Center for Houston’s Future is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization created in 2000 by the Greater Houston Partnership. To find out more, visit www.futurehouston.org.
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> SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM
> February 10, 2012
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> 8:00am Registration & Breakfast
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> 8:30am Welcome
> James Calaway, Chair, Center for Houston’s Future
> Welcome Wilson, Sr., Honorary Chair of 2012 Community Indicator Symposium
> Former Chair, University of Houston Board of Regents
> Charles Lyons, Vice President, Quality, Health Safety & Environment, KBR
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> 8:45am Breakfast Panel: Education & Global Competition
> Moderator: Brian Hancock, Principal, McKinsey and Company
> Panelists:
> Ramon Gonzalez, Founding Principal, The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology,
> South Bronx, NY
> Dr. Renu Khator, Chancellor, UH System and President, University of Houston
> Scott McClelland, President, HEB Houston
> Dr. Steve Murdock, Professor of Sociology, Rice University
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> 9:50am Break
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> 10:00am First Morning Panel Session: concurrent
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> Middle School: Challenges Abound
> Moderator: Alice Aanstoos, Regional Vice President, AT&T
> 2012 Indicator Report: Dr. Scott Van Beck, President, A+ Challenge
> Panelists:
> Ramon Gonzalez, Founding Principal, The Laboratory School for Finance & Technology,
> South Bronx, NY
> Henry Booth, Former Principal, Natalia ISD, San Antonio, TX
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> High School: Partnerships Matter
> Moderator: Dr. James A. Johnson, Director, Transport Market, Infrastructure &
> Minerals, KBR
> 2012 Indicator Report: Dr. Robert Sanborn, President & CEO, Children at Risk
> Panelists:
> LaShonda Bilbo-Ervin, Principal, Booker T. Washington High School for
> Engineering Professions
> Jorge Arredondo, Principal, Stephen F. Austin High School
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> Workforce Preparedness: Creative Ideas for Education-Business Partnerships
> Moderator: Dan Duncan, Vice President & General Manager, Oil and Gas Division, Siemens
> 2012 Indicator Report: Dr. Catherine Horn, Associate Professor, University of Houston
> College of Education
> Panelists:
> Rod Herrick, Vice President & Site Manager, Industrial Park, Bayer Material Science LLC
> Trisha Wooten, Senior Workforce Development Consultant, UTMB
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> 11:05am Break
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> 11:15am Second Morning Panel Session (repeat of first morning panel sessions)
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> 12:30pm Luncheon and Keynote Address
> Catherine C. Mosbacher, President & CEO, Center for Houston’s Future
> Patricia Sullivan, Education Solutions Executive, IBM
> Technology in the Changing Classroom
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> 1:45pm Afternoon Panel
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> Early Childhood Development: Getting it Right from the Beginning
> Moderator: TBA
> 2012 Indicator Report: Carol Shattuck, President & CEO, Collaborative for Children
> Panelists:
> Lynn D. Barnes, Founding School Leader, KIPP Coastal Village
> Katherine von Haefen, Senior Program Manager, United Way of Greater Houston
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> K-5: Early Learning & Loving It
> Moderator: Misty White, Executive Director, Reliant Energy Foundation
> 2012 Indicator Report: Dr. Keith Haffey, Executive Director, Accountability & Research,
> Spring Branch ISD
> Panelists:
> Ida Ford, Principal, Burton Elementary School, Fort Bend ISD
> Dr. Susan Landry, Director and Founder, The Children’s Learning Institute
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> Talent Dividend Panel: Increasing College Graduation Rates by 1%
> Moderator: Alan Thomson, Senior Partner & Managing Director – Houston, Boston
> Consulting Group
> Panelists:
> Eyra Perez, Executive Director, San Antonio Education Partnership
> Dr. Lee Holcombe, Director, Higher Education Policy Institute, Texas Higher
> Education Coordinating Board
> Dr. Cathy Brigham, Director of Curriculum, Dean of Faculty, Council for Adult &
> Experiential Learning
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> 3:00pm Conference adjourned
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> Keynote Speakers:
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> Breakfast Panel: Education & Global Competition
> Moderator: Bryan Hancock, Partner, McKinsey and Company
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> Bryan Hancock, a Partner in the Atlanta office of McKinsey and Company, is a leader of the Firm’s service on Human Capital Management. Bryan serves clients in a broad range of businesses and professional services with a focus on jobs and workforce strategy. His publications include McKinsey’s report The Economic Impact of the Achievement Gap in America’s School. Bryan holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, graduating magna cum laude and a B.A. in Government and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.
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> Panelists:
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> Ramon Gonzalez is Founding Principal of MS 223 – The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology, a South Bronx middle school that was once one of the most dangerous in NYC with less than 10% of students at grade-level reading and mathematics. Seven years later, 65% of his students are at grade level in English and 85% in math, and his school was named the 2010 Intel Schools of Distinction Award winner for middle school mathematics. Ramon holds a BA from Cornell University, a MS from City College, and a MA from Teachers College – Columbia University.
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> Dr. Renu Khator is both University of Houston System Chancellor and the University’s President. She is the first Indian-American woman to lead a major American research university and previously had served as Provost and Senior Vice-President at the University of South Florida. She was recently appointed to the American Council on Education Forum on Internationalism and Multiculturalism. Dr. Khator earned a B.A. from Kanpur University and a MA and Ph.D. from Purdue University.
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> Scott McClelland is the President of H-E-B’s Houston Division since 2003. He is responsible for company operations in Houston, East Texas and at Mi Tienda – H-E-B’s Latino focused format. He joined the company in 1990 after a 10 year career at Frito Lay, and has since served in a number of Marketing and Operations positions before being named Chief Marketing Officer in 2000. He is a board member of the Greater Houston Partnership and the Memorial Hermann Hospital System. Scott is the former board chair of the Houston Food Bank and headed the capital campaign to fund the construction of the largest food bank warehouse in the United States.
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> Steve H. Murdock, Ph.D. is the Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Professor of Sociology at Rice University, having previously served as Director of the U.S. Bureau of the Census from 2007-2009 and as the official State Demographer of Texas. Steve also directed the Institute for Demographic and Socio-economic Research. He earned his Ph.D. in demography and sociology from the University of Kentucky and is the author/editor of 13 books and more than 150 articles and reports on the implications of demographic and socioeconomic change.
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> Luncheon Keynote: Technology in the Changing Classroom
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> Patricia A. Sullivan is the Education Solutions Executive for IBM’s Global Education Industry. Patty leads the effort to create offerings responsive to the needs of higher education and K-12 schools. Her current area of emphasis is the creation of solutions built on IBM’s cloud computing and analytics capabilities to improve student and institutional outcomes. Patricia holds a B.S. in Mathematical Sciences from Stanford University.
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> Mercedes Santos-Garay
> Manager – Communications & Events
> Center for Houston’s Future
> 1200 Smith, Suite 1150, Houston, TX 77002
> msantosgaray@futurehouston.org | 713-844-9328 | (F): 713-844-9348
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