Where are the smartest kids in the world, and how did they get that way?? Many studies show American students lagging behind their counterparts in both developed and undeveloped nations. Nearly everyone is worried, but a consensus needs to emerge on what needs to be done to regain competitiveness. Year-round education? More technology? Better teachers? Better parents?
On Thursday February 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., CAPE is hosting a forum at the Lake Mills High School to look at the research and discuss how we can make our kids the smartest in the world.
We’ll begin with a keynote presentation, The One Best Way to Improve Education, by Carolyn Kelley, Associate Professor, Department Chair of Educational Leadership at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Next, a community panel featuring a school administrator, teacher, parent and a recent Lake Mills High School graduate will respond to audience questions.
Check out the program flyer and get your questions ready!
Citizen Advocates for Public Education (CAPE) wants to thank the following businesses for their donations of gifts to all Lake Mills Area School District staff during American Education Week. Water House Bistro, Walgreens, Carp’s Landing, and Pizza Pit offered discounts throughout the week. Sentry, Kwik Trip, Mobil, Dutch Designs, and Blue Moon contributed items which were placed in a drawing and distributed to the lucky winners at the end of the week. The Lake Mills Leader featured a full-page photo spread of classes and activities in our public schools during the week.
We also want to thank all individuals who contributed children’s books to our local book drive. Over 100 books were collected to be placed in the waiting rooms of local businesses for children’s enjoyment.
Our public schools are the heart of our community. CAPE celebrates the dedication of our public school staff and our community to the success of all students in Lake Mills.