Superintendent to Hold Book Club Event on Jan. 8

December 6, 2012
Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr will host his first Book Club discussion of the school year on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m., in the auditorium of the Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville.

The Jan. 8 event will discuss the book
How Children Succeed by Paul Tough. Parents, staff, students and community members who wish to be a part of the studio audience for this free event are asked to RSVP to

Dr. Starr began the book clubs last school year as a way to engage the MCPS community, staff and students in a conversation about education and the skills our students needs to be successful. More than 325 people participated in last year’s three book club events, and hundreds more participated online.

“Paul Tough’s book speaks directly to the importance of character in determining the success of our children in school, in the work place and in life,” said Dr. Starr. “I look forward to a robust, engaging conversation with our community.”

On the day of the event, Dr. Starr will be joined by guests who will discuss the book and take questions and comments from the live audience. Those watching
online or on MCPS TV [Comcast Channel 34] can participate in the conversation by sending questions via Twitter and email.

To watch video of last year’s events or for more information, visit

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