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Education Reform: A Student's Perspective

Graduation and achievement levels in the United States have been lagging over the past decade, and many great thinkers in the education and edtech community have put their minds together to find a solution. Now students within the system, including 17 yr-old author Nikhil Goyal, have stood up to share their thoughts. Are programs like Race to the Top and No Child Left behind helping or hurting our education system? And, how could innovation in the edtech community help fill in the policy deficits produced by education legislation?

Nikhil Goyal will be giving his insights on these issues and others, followed by a question and answer period with the audience. Mr. Goyal’s work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, MSNBC, and NPR among others. Named one of the “World Changers” for Dell #Inspire 100, he was also in the 2013 Forbes 30 Under 30 on Education innovation.

Nikhil Goyal: The author of One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School

6:00-6:30 Registration/Networking;

6:30-6:35 Welcoming Remarks by Steven Blivess, Corey Morgan, and Kristen Stehling of FLY;

6:35-6:40 Introduction of Speaker by Michael Parker of Always Prepped

6:40-7:00 Speaker Nikhil Goyal;

7:00-7:20 Questions/Discussion;

7:20 - 7:30 Closing remarks by Alix Guerrier of Learn Zillion and Fahad Hassan of Always Prepped.

7:30-8:00 Networking

Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of Learn Zillion.

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  • Elizabeth Forbes W.

    I had my own homework to do and missed it! Darn. Perhaps someone could share a comment or two about what they learned? I'd appreciate it greatly.

    March 30, 2013

  • Aisuluu

    I was pretty late for the event, but am glad I managed to catch a little bit of Nikhil's talk and Q&A session. I've learned something new and met great people. Thank you to organizers and hosts! Looking forward to next events. Aisuluu

    March 29, 2013

  • Ken A.

    Have to fly out to NY tonight so I won't be able to make it. Looking forward to the next Meetup!

    March 28, 2013

  • Liz

    Just got back from a three-day board meeting in TN, need a night in. Next time!

    March 28, 2013

  • Dave D.

    Sorry I will miss this next meetup. Next Monday, April 1st, we will be hosting a Founder Information Meetup at the Washington Post building for the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, powered by TechStars. Register here: . We will be answering questions about the program. Come join us if you are interested.

    March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I tried to join your last 3 or 4 events, but each one of them started so early.

    Is there any chance that some of the events may start a little late, like 7PM or so?

    Thanks! Look forward to seeing you.

    March 26, 2013

  • Andrew H.

    Hello, all -

    This will be my first meetup and I'm excited to hear the discussion(s).

    March 26, 2013

  • Dominique W.

    Co-Founder of My Study Rewards which seeks to improve the academic experience by providing a seamless, relevant, and sustainable reward system for students.

    February 26, 2013

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