Harvey and K-12 education focus of Rice events Oct. 14, 16


David Ruth

Jeff Falk

Harvey and K-12 education focus of Rice events Oct. 14, 16

HOUSTON – (Oct. 11, 2017) – Two events hosted by Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies Oct. 14 and 16 will focus on the Houston K-12 education community’s response to Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey and how to move forward.

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On Oct. 14, a Special Fall Summit, “Look for the Helpers, Listen for the Stories,” will bring Houston’s early childhood educators together in the wake of Harvey to support children’s sharing of stories through play. The workshop will take place from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Glasscock School’s Anderson-Clarke Center on the Rice campus, 6100 Main St.

Patsy Cooper, associate professor of early childhood education at Queens College, the City University of New York, and founding director of Rice’s School Literacy and Culture program, will present a keynote address titled “Look for the Helpers and Other Things We Want Them To Know: Letters From Teachers to Their Children Post-Harvey.” Registration for the public is $25 at http://glasscock.rice.edu/courses/special-fall-summit.

On Oct. 16, a panel discussion, “Post Harvey: Leading Public Schools Through Change,” will explore how Houston public education leaders are addressing many post-Harvey issues. The panel will be 5:30-7 p.m. at Sewall Hall, Room 301, on the Rice campus, 6100 Main St.

Panelists will be Jeanette Byrd, principal, Cummings Elementary School; Dan De Leon, principal, Sharpstown High School; Michael McDonough, principal, Bellaire High School; David Muzyka, principal, T.H. Rogers School; and Juliet Stipeche, director of education, Houston Mayor’s Office of Education Initiatives. The event is free but public must RSVP here.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.