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Elizabeth Goettl Presents at U.S. Department of Education

Posted December 20, 2017 in Articles

Elizabeth Goettl Presents at U.S. Department of Education

On December 19, Cristo Rey Network President and CEO Elizabeth Goettl was a featured speaker at the U.S. Department of Education's Rethink K-12 Education Summit. The Summit explored how innovation in education can help students succeed and highlighted three areas of focus: Attaining Each Child's Unique Potential, Shifting the Paradigm, and Customizing Learning.

As one of three presenters for Shifting the Paradigm, Elizabeth delivered an overview of the distinctive Cristo Rey model, the organization's college enrollment and completion results, and the vitality of the growing movement.

"We aim to disrupt the status quo by ensuring that low-income students have the same sort of options for quality education and quality college access as high-income students," remarked Elizabeth. "Cristo Rey students complete a four-year degree program at rates higher than their low-income peers."

The Rethink K-12 Education Summit was preceded by the Rethink Higher Education Summit last Thursday, December 14.

In a press release on the Rethink School Summits, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos commented, "It's thrilling to have so many brilliant minds join us for this summit to have an open dialogue on how best to highlight new innovations, remove structural barriers and expand opportunities for our nation's students throughout their education journey."

Watch Elizabeth's presentation on C-SPAN now.

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