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    Education Expert to lead discussion on school improvement

    Oct 5, 2011

    As school systems work to boost achievement in a county where 1 in 5 students drops out of high school, one of the nation's leading education experts is coming to Stockton to meet with teachers, administrators and other advocates who are striving to end the dropout crisis and improve the region's college-attendance rate.

    On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Dr. Elizabeth Molina Morgan, executive director of the Grad Nation campaign for America's Promise Alliance - the nation's largest partnership network working to improve the lives of young people - will address an audience of education supporters as the featured speaker for University of the Pacific's inaugural Dialogue of Distinction. The event, to be held at Stockton's Stagg High School, is part of Pacific's Beyond Our Gates initiative.

    Morgan, recently honored by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation for her contributions to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, brings more than three decades of experience at all levels of public education, overseeing reform efforts in some of the nation's most troubled school systems.

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