May 2, 2011

Shaping the future

School of Education examines critical issues

Sonja Santelises

Sonja Brookins Santelises, chief academic officer for Baltimore City Schools, speaking at the Johns Hopkins School of Education’s ‘Shaping the Future’ series last Monday. Santelises discussed how new teaching standards and assessments recently adopted by the Maryland State Board of Education would affect classroom teachers in Baltimore City. The event was the third in the School of Education’s series examining critical issues in education. The reforms are part of a voluntary effort, led by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers, to raise standards in U.S. schools. Joining Santelises on the panel were Michael Cohen, president of Achieve Inc.; Richard Lemons, vice president of Education Trust; and Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO.