Parent education is an important means of promoting communication and engagement within the school community. Now in its fourth year, Piedmont’s year-long Education Speaker Series features a mix of topics related to raising healthy children and young adults. The Education Speaker Series is intended to promote collaboration, as well as common language and opportunity for thoughtful discussion among parents and educators on issues relating to education today. This year’s Education Speaker Series concludes on March 22 with:
Rethinking the College Admissions Process: Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be
New York Times columnist Frank Bruni writes frequently about higher education. Bruni examines how Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined — and their worth established — by college admissions.
Bruni’s book, Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, offers a fresh perspective on the college admissions process and a path out of the needless anxiety and fear associated with college admissions. The program will be from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Piedmont High School’s Alan Harvey Theater. A Great Good Place for Books will host a book sale starting at 7:00, and the Piedmont Education Foundation will host a reception and book signing immediately following the program.