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Record Number: 3554
Displayed from: Oct 26, 2007 , until: Nov 09, 2007
Fort Wayne Community Schools welcomes Dr. Willard Daggett to the district next week to work with teachers and administrators on creating successful middle and high schools. FWCS is strongly focused on ways to make the middle and high school years more rigorous and relevant for students while building relationships that will help them succeed in school and in life. Dr. Daggett is the President of the Rexford, NY-based International Center for Leadership in Education and is recognized around the world for his ability to help schools develop more rigorous and relevant programs for students. He has helped several states and hundreds of school districts in developing and strengthening their school improvement initiatives. He has also worked with the education ministers of several countries as well as the Council of Chief State School Officers, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Governors Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and many other national organizations. Before founding the International Center for Leadership in Education in 1991, Dr. Daggett was a teacher and administrator in New York. He is the author of six books on learning and education and serves on a number of advisory boards, including the USA Today Education Advisory Panel. On Tuesday, Oct. 30, Dr. Daggett will work with FWCS middle and high school teachers on creating strong middle schools as a foundation for strong high schools. He will also talk to teachers about the characteristics of successful schools and how they might be able adopt such components for their schools. On Thursday, Nov. 1, Dr. Daggett will work with FWCS teachers and administrators on the characteristics of successful schools and how to turn that success into results that are measured by No Child Left Behind. Sessions will be at North Side High School and Indiana Tech's Andorfer Commons. The sessions begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and 3:30 p.m. on Thursday.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.