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Engage Public Programming - Educated City

January 24, 2017


The George W. Bush Presidential Center Auditorium

Event time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Registration/Reception from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Featuring Mayor Mike Rawlings, Ruben Navarrette, Regina Nippert, and Michael Sorrell

Tickets to this event are sold out; join our wait list to be notified if tickets are released.
Watch live here or on Facebook Live.

Dallas is a booming, dynamic city that attracts businesses, professionals, and families from around the state, the country, and the world. Sustaining the growth and opportunities that make Dallas a vibrant place to live requires a strong public education system that is preparing students for future success.

      • What should be our top priorities looking forward?
      • How can data guide our decision making as a community?

Join the George W. Bush Presidential Center and the Dallas Morning News in exploring these important issues.  The program will include a panel discussion highlighted by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and other local leaders and policymakers and a conversation with parents and students to discuss the future of education in Dallas.

Featured Speakers

Holly Kuzmich Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute and Senior Vice President of the George W. Bush Presidential Center

Holly Kuzmich serves as Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute and Senior Vice President at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. She oversees the strategy and management of the Bush Institute, an action-oriented policy organization that cultivates leaders, advances policies to solve today’s most pressing challenges, and takes action to save and change lives.

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Ruben Navarrette Syndicated Columnist
Bush Institute Fellow

Ruben is the most widely read Latino columnist in the country, and the 16th most popular columnist in America according to Media Matters. He is a nationally syndicated columnist with The Washington Post Writers Group whose twice-a-week column appears in more than 100 newspapers, a contributor to USA Today and FOXNEWS.COM, and a regular columnist for the Daily Beast.

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Regina Nippert Executive Director The Budd Center: Engaging Communities in Education at Southern Methodist University

Mrs. Nippert is the Executive Director of The Budd Center: Engaging Communities in Education at Southern Methodist University where she is co-founder of its keystone project, The School Zone.

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Michael S. Rawlings Mayor The City of Dallas

Mayor Rawlings was re-elected to a second four-year term in May 2015, beating his challenger in all but one of 14 City Council districts. He continues to put Dallas in the national spotlight, in part through his post as an executive committee member for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

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Michael J. Sorrell President
Paul Quinn College

Michael J. Sorrell is the 34th President of Paul Quinn College. Under his leadership, Paul Quinn has become nationally renowned for its innovative approach to using higher education to address societal problems.

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Anne Wicks Humphrey Director, Education Reform George W. Bush Institute

Before joining the George W. Bush Institute, Anne served for five years as the Associate Dean for External Relations at the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education. Over her career, she has held management and fundraising roles at organizations including Teach for America, American Public Media, the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, and Stanford University.

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