Renowned Educator Discusses How to Make Positive Changes in Schools

Posted: November 9, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Kate Passin

Steven Edwards, principal of the award-winning East Hartford High School in East Hartford, Conn., presents “Creating the Climate for Positive School Change” this afternoon in the Johnson Center Cinema. Edwards, who has been an educator for more than 20 years, is also an adjunct professor of education at the University of Connecticut.

Edwards created a student assistance center at East Hartford, and the program was one of only seven national winners in the Coalition on Educational Initiatives’ search for grass roots programs that solve educational issues by joining schools and communities.

Edwards has discussed his approach to positive school change and conflict resolution at numerous events throughout the United States, including The White House Conference on Teenagers hosted by President Clinton. He is also a frequent speaker for the National Crime Prevention Council.

The lecture, held from 2 to 4 p.m, is sponsored by George Mason’s Faculty Professional Development Team Speaker Series and the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. For more information, call x31300.

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