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Inland Empire Success Stories in K-12 Education

Dr. Gary Thomas photoKenneth Young photo











San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gary S. Thomas (left) and Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Kenneth M. Young discussed "Inland Empire Success Stories in K-12 Education" at the September 23 Randall Lewis Seminar Series.

The education leaders focused on such topics as the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM programs, and other areas they feel are meeting the challenges of improving the educational levels of students in Inland Southern California.

2013-14 Randall Lewis Seminars Focusing
on Envisioning a Future For Inland Southern California

The Center for Sustainable Suburban Development will invite a diverse group of community leaders and committed citizens of Inland Southern California -- including elected officials, education leaders, major employers, and heads of civic and environmental organizations -- to take stock in the region's assets, design plans to enhance those assets, and work together as a region for mutual benefit.

The focus of the seminar series is the result of a growing number of leaders in U.S. cities and suburbs who are working together to develop their communities into economic powerhouses and raise the quality of life in their regions. These leaders are capitalizing on their region's distinctive assets - such as their natural surroundings, history, business strengths and educational institutions - and collaborating to improve their communities from within.

The concept is gaining momentum, in part because of the writings of planning and land use analyst Ed McMahon, Senior Resident Fellow at the Urban Land Institute; and Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley of the Brookings Institution, authors of the book, "The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy."

To listen to the Sept. 23 seminar, click here.

Kenneth Young's slide presentation