Finkelstein Memorial Lecture at URI features director ofAnnenberg
Institute for School Reform
KINGSTON, R.I.-- November 23, 1998 -- The 25th Annual Robert and Augusta
Finkelstein Memorial Lecture at the University of Rhode Island Wednesday,
Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. will feature Warren Simmons, the director of the Annenberg
Institute for School Reform at Brown University.
Simmons' lecture, which is free and open to the public, "Making
Standards-based Reform a Reality in Schools," will be held in the Barry
Marks Auditorium of the Chafee Social Science Center at URI's Kingston Campus.
Simmons previously directed the Philadelphia Education Fund, a non-profit
organization that provides technical assistance, professional development,
and monetary support to improve Philadelphia's public schools. While there,
he played a major role in helping the district develop and implement new
academic standards and assessments, standards-based curriculum resources,
and comprehensive reform models.
Simmons received his bachelor's degree in psychology from Macalester
College in St. Paul, Minn., and his doctorate in psychology from Cornell
In 1973, the University of Rhode Island established the Robert Finkelstein
Memorial Lecture Series in honor of the late Robert Finkelstein, a noted
Rhode Island industrialist and staunch believer in state and federal support
of elementary and secondary education. The lecture series, founded by the
generosity of Augusta Finkelstein in memory of her husband, was renamed
in her honor following her death in 1997.
Program access will be provided for persons with disabilities. If you
need special accommodations or have questions regarding accessibility, please
call 874-2098 (TT) three days in advance.
For Further Information: Dave Lavallee 401-874-2116