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JBS Announces a Leadership Roundup for Education – Achieving Success Together

The John Ben Shepperd Institute announced today its latest in a series of Leadership Roundups: “Achieving Educational Success Together – A Community Approach.” The event will take place on May29th, 2014 on the UTPB campus, Library and Lecture Center, at 7:00 PM. The public is invited and the event is free – no reservations or tickets required. Featured panelists include the leaders of UTPB, Odessa College, Midland College, Ector County ISD, Presidio ISD, Andrews ISD, Catholic Charities GED prep program, THECB, and Winona ISD.

The goals of this Leadership Roundup include, but are not limited to: 1) Closing the achievement gap among all students, 2) Strengthening relationships between families and schools, 3) Achieving smooth student transitions between the institutional components of grades P-16, 4) Exploring innovations in teacher education and, 5) Reviewing learning initiatives, such as “Acclaim”.

JBS Leadership Roundups are a great way to tackle challenges facing both the Permian Basin and the state of Texas. They are designed to foster civic engagement as well, especially encouraging young Texans to get involved with the issues of our times.

The John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute is the state’s Center of Excellence for public leadership education, ethics, and public service. It prepares young Texans in these areas and conducts on-site leadership training at schools and organizations throughout Texas. The JBS Institute is co-located with and part of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB). Information about the Shepperd Institute and the Texas Leadership Forum is available at www.shepperdinstitute.com .