LBUSD Helps Host National Conference

The Long Beach Unified School District will help host the 5th Annual National Center for Urban School Transformation’s High Performing Urban Schools Symposium from May 5 to 7 at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel.

The event’s keynote speaker will be Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education.  LBUSD Superintendent of Schools Christopher J. Steinhauser will welcome attendees and present information with Board of Education Vice President Felton Williams regarding Long Beach’s successful efforts to improve urban schools.

The closing keynote address will be delivered by Carl Cohn, former superintendent in Long Beach and San Diego.

Downtown Long Beach’s International Elementary School is one of 13 schools to earn NCUST’s National Excellence in Urban Education Award this year.  School officials will accept the award at the NCUST conference.  To be eligible for the honor, schools must have high numbers of low-income students yet achieve results that are better than the state average on required assessments.

NCUST is a part of the QUALCOMM Institute for Innovation and Educational Success at San Diego State University.

Register for the symposium at www.ncust.org.