July 19, 2010
Talent Development National Conference set for Baltimore
More than 150 educators from across the country will attend the Talent Development National Conference July 26 and 27 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The biennial conference showcases the work of the Talent Development Middle Grades and Talent Development High Schools whole-school reform models.
Robert Balfanz, Johns Hopkins University research scientist and co-director of the Talent Development programs, will present the keynote speech, “Building Pathways from Poverty to Post-Secondary Success … The Talent Development Way.” Through more than two dozen workshops, the conference will focus on research-based initiatives dedicated to ensuring that students stay on the path to high school graduation, and beyond.
Talent Development began in 1994 as a partnership between the Center for Social Organization of Schools at Johns Hopkins and Patterson High School. This past year, more than 115 schools in 15 states and the District of Columbia worked with the Talent Development programs.