Ned … Ryerson!?

That’s just one of the wonderful characters you’ll meet in the film Groundhog Day, directed by Harold Ramis, starring Bill Murray, and written by the incredibly nice and thoughtful Danny Rubin (with whom I shared a delightful meal last year).

It’s one of my favorite movies and also the theme of an upcoming Fordham event – to be held on Groundhog Day* – about the challenges of turning around chronically under-performing schools.  From the Fordham description:

When it comes to low-performing schools, we seem to be witnessing the same thing over and over—not unlike the classic movie, Groundhog Day … Join the Thomas B. Fordham Institute for a lively and provocative debate about that question.

I’ll be on the panel, but that’s the least interesting reason to come.  It also will feature Diane Ravitch and Jeanne Allen.  For those of you who know either or both of them, I’m sure you understand why it will be a lively discussion.

So, if you’re a school turnaround enthusiast – or a Groundhog Day enthusiast** – you should come.  And be sure to bring your booties, because it’s COLD out there!

*That’s February 2 for non-enthusiasts.

**Either the holiday or the movie.

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