Hobsons Announces Hobsons Summer Institute 2018 Keynote Speakers

Best Selling Author Wes Moore and Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor of Higher Education & Sociology at Temple University to Speak at Hobsons Summer Institute 2018

ARLINGTON, VA - July 12, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader, is pleased to  announce the keynote speakers at Hobsons Summer Institute 2018.  Best selling author Wes Moore and Professor of Higher Education & Sociology at Temple University, Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab will speak to over 1,000 K-12 and higher education professionals at HSI 2018.

“Hobsons is pleased to welcome Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab and Wes Moore to Hobsons Summer Institute 2018,” said Kate Cassino, Chief Executive Officer of Hobsons. “We are excited to hear the insights they offer on the challenges students face and the opportunities to improve student outcomes at an individual, local and national scale that we can act on today.”

Author Wes Moore’s moving life journey from wayward inner-city youth to decorated veteran, Rhodes Scholar, White House fellow, and business leader is the subject of the motion picture, The Other Wes Moore from Executive Producer Oprah Winfrey. Based on his New York Times bestseller, The Other Wes Moore tells the story of how educational opportunities, strong parental influence, mentors and a community support network helped him transcend the fate of a man with the same name who lived just blocks away and took a tragically different path, to prison.

Sara Goldrick-Rab, a professor at Temple University, has been named this year’s winner of the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education. Dr. Goldrick-Rab’s mission is to identify novel approaches to making higher education accessible and affordable. She is recognized as one of the architects of President Obama’s free college proposal, America’s College Promise, and has helped craft state and federal legislation to lower the price of college across the country. Her latest book is Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream. She is ranked 7th in the nation among education scholars according to Education Week, and in April 2018 the Carnegie Corporation awarded her the Carnegie Fellowship.

Moore will speak at 4:30 p.m. PST on July 16 in Desert Ballroom 7/8. Dr. Goldrick-Rab will speak at 9:00 a.m. PST on July 18 in Desert Ballroom 7/8.

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