Superintendent's Book Club on April 24 to Discuss "The Global Achievement Gap"

April 20, 2012
Superintendent Joshua P. Starr will hold his third Book Club event on Tuesday, April 24. The book Dr. Starr has selected for discussion is Tony Wagner’s The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need—and What We Can Do About It.

Parents, students, staff and members of the community are invited to join Dr. Starr in the studio audience. A spot in the audience can be reserved by emailing

Dr. Starr, along with guest panelists, will lead a discussion on the book and answer questions from those in the audience and those viewing the event at home. The Book Club will be webcast live at and broadcast on MCPS TV (Comcast channel 34). Viewers can submit questions by email ( and Twitter.

WHAT: Superintendent’s Book Club, featuring The Global Achievement Gap by Tony Wagner.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 7 p.m.

WHO: Dr. Joshua P. Starr, superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools will be joined by:
-Susan Bateson, senior vice president of human resources, Human Genome Sciences, Inc.
-Joseph Bishop, director of strategic initiatives, Partnership for 21
st Century Skills
-Renay Johnson, principal, Montgomery Blair High School
-Pat Yongpradit, teacher, Springbrook High School

WHERE: Carver Educational Services Center Auditorium, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville, Maryland.

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