June 24, 2008

Robert Marzano to Speak at EduStat(R) University 2008

NEW YORK, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert Marzano, renowned education analyst lauded for his critical examinations of curriculum design and implementation strategy, will deliver the keynote address at EduStat University 2008 at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Dr. Marzano will lead a discussion focused on helping educators build on the vision of data-driven decision making to create a comprehensive plan for system-wide practice in their school districts.

"We are excited to have Dr. Marzano, a highly respected champion of technology enhanced instructional planning, at EduStat University 2008," says Jonathan Harber, CEO, SchoolNet. "His many years of research and expertise have provided the basis for data-driven practice at many schools across the nation."

Hundreds of educators from school districts around the country will convene at EduStat University 2008 and will participate in learning focused case studies and hands-on workshops led by educational thought leaders and school districts from around the nation. Working together, educators will use these sessions as a practical forum to develop dynamic plans using data-driven decision making to increase student achievement.

EduStat University 2008, a collaboration between the College of Education at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, School District 11 of Colorado Springs, and SchoolNet, Inc. takes place July 15-17, 2008 at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. To learn more about EduStat University 2008 and to participate visit http://www.edustat.com/.

About EduStat

In 2004, SchoolNet launched the annual EduStat Summit, as a forum to bring together educators and policy-makers to address the impact of data-driven decision making, talent management, and other innovations in K-12 education on student performance. Since its inception EduStat has attracted high profile educational luminaries such as Joel Klein, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education; Randi Weingarten, President of the United Federation of Teachers; and Susan Patrick, former Director of Educational Technology in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Education. EduStat University realizes the practical application of data-driven decision making established at the EduStat Summit. At EduStat University schools districts are cooperating with one another to make data-driven decision making an integral part of their culture.

About the College of Education at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

College of Education (COE) at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) serves a diverse body of students seeking to begin or further their careers in teacher education, special education, counseling and human services, and leadership. The COE undergraduate and graduate programs adhere to research based instruction and incorporate culturally responsive teaching and counseling through four departments aligned with the aforementioned domains. Through the nexus of teaching, research, and service, faculty in the COE also strive to partner with local schools, school districts, non-profits, and other organizations in preparing young people for future responsibility as citizen leaders and members of the economic community. To learn more about the College of Education at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, visit http://www.uccs.edu/~coe.

About Colorado Springs District 11

Colorado Springs School District 11 has 41 Elementary Schools (K-5), 8 Middle Schools (6-8), 5 High Schools (9-12), 7 Charter Schools, and 6 Alternative Education Programs. As the oldest school district in Colorado Springs, District 11 has enjoyed a distinguished history of providing excellent education to the greatest number of students in the region. Today, District 11 has over 60 schools with as many unique and exceptional educational opportunities. At District 11, they understand that finding the schools that will provide the most optimal learning experience for a child is a bit a like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. When it comes to the puzzle of education, District 11 has all of the pieces.

About SchoolNet, Inc.

SchoolNet Inc. is the leader in Data-Driven Decision Making for K12 school districts. SchoolNet's award-winning Instructional Management Suite (IMS) helps districts improve efficiency and increase student achievement. SchoolNet's systems are built upon an open, scalable platform that provides users with the data, reports, tools, and content to develop teachers, individualize instruction, engage parents, and promote school improvement. SchoolNet's solutions are used successfully by many of the nation's largest school districts including Chicago Public Schools and the School District of Philadelphia. SchoolNet is recognized by Inc. Magazine's Top 500 List and Deloitte's Fast 50 and as one of the fastest growing private companies in the country. For more information, please visit http://www.schoolnet.com/.

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