Thirteen of the greatest thinkers in education convened on March 24, 2009 in Tenafly, New Jersey to engage in a collegial, interactive dialogue designed to stimulate ideas and efforts to:

illuminate the impact of educational trends on society-past and future

embrace the challenge and realize the promise of the future

promote learning communities to meet the needs of a new emerging workplace

foster the development of the whole child in schools and communities

explore the nature of effective teaching in next generation schools

advance new frontiers in educational research and pedagogy

develop leadership for sustained change in schools

identify mental health & social-emotional learning as national priorities

establish an enhanced system of education

ignite the renewal of education & the renewal of America  

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