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The film explores compelling approaches that aim to revolutionize education as we know it, inspiring school communities to reimagine what students and teachers are capable of doing.
MOUNT VERNON, WA, September 05, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The award-winning documentary Most Likely to Succeed, which provides a visionary approach to transforming schools so that students can equitably succeed in the 21st century, will be shown at a free screening on Thursday, September 21, at 6:30 pm at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 South 1st Street. The Skagit STEM Network and the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County (EDASC) are hosting the event, which includes a 20-minute panel discussion with Skagit County School District Superintendents moderated by EDASC CEO John Sternlicht.
"The purpose of this event is to foster a meaningful discussion about how current obstacles can be overcome and steps towards change can be taken on a local level," said Michelle Judson, Skagit STEM Network Director. "The film explores compelling approaches that aim to revolutionize education as we know it, inspiring school communities to reimagine what students and teachers are capable of doing."
"Studies show that education is the biggest key to lifelong prosperity, and that has to include relevant career preparation," said Sternlicht. "Thriving in the twenty first century will require real competencies in order to be and to remain competitive. This evening is a fantastic opportunity for students, parents, business leaders and educators to learn how we can work together to help all our students succeed."
To RSVP and to learn more, visit www.skagitmlts.eventbrite.com. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the program running from 7 - 9 p.m. The Lincoln Theater is located at 712 South 1st Street in Mount Vernon.
Most Likely to Succeed offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of -- if we have the vision and courage to transform our schools. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, the film has been an official selection of two dozen of the world's top film festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca, AFI, Cleveland, Dallas, Milwaukee, Sarasota, Seattle, Virginia, and Bergen. It's been featured at leading conferences on education, including ASU/GSV, SxSWedu, Harvard/GoldmanSachs, and NewSchools Venture Fund. Audience members call it the most compelling film ever done on the topic of school.
Learn more about the film at www.mltsfilm.org and check out the film trailer at https://youtu.be/0GY0gS3eFUw.
About Skagit STEM Network
The Skagit STEM Network formed late in 2015 through the efforts of the Sedro-Woolley School District and City of Sedro-Woolley. The Skagit STEM Network is funded by the Washington STEM Network to support efforts to advance student access to science, technology, and math education and career opportunities throughout Skagit County. For more information, go to www.skagitstem.com.
About the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County (EDASC)
EDASC is a non-profit organization that works to advance Skagit County's economy and enhance its quality of life through the creation and promotion of healthy businesses and good jobs. Visit www.skagit.org for more information.
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