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The Lighthouse Project’s “Vision 2012 Community Summit” Welcomes Jamie Vollmer

Big Bear, CA, May 25, 2012, 5:00pm – To an auditorium packed with educators, students, parents and community members last Wednesday evening, the Vision 2012 Community Summit, presented by The Lighthouse Project, began with an over view of the Community Summits of the last four years.   This, the fifth annual Vision 2012 Community Summit’s Keynote Speaker was Jamie Vollmer.  Vollmer’s expertise is in the public education system and his presentation gave the audience an overview of the changes that have occurred since the first American schools began back in 1640.  Over the last 100 years, the curriculum has expanded to include a growing list of additional duties and expectations placed on the public school system without the consideration of adding additional time in the school day to accomplish it all.  Vollmer pointed out that teachers and administrators aren’t just expected to teach children but to raise them!  In addition to speaking at this year’s Community Summit, Vollmer addressed key personnel of the Bear Valley Unified School District on Thursday morning and in the afternoon addressed our teachers. Vollmer believes that there are four components necessary if you are serious about making changes to the existing public education system within the community and they are understanding, trust, community permission and support.  He states, “Our schools are not failing, they are out of sync with the needs of the American economy.”  In...

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Keynote Speaker Jamie Vollmer Appears Tonight at the 2012 Community Summit Presented by The Lighthouse Project

Big Bear, CA, May 23, 2012, 12 noon: Tonight The Lighthouse Project is celebrating their fifth annual Community Vision Summit.  Keynote Speaker is Jamie Vollmer who is the author of the book “Schools Can’t Do It Alone”.  Mr. Vollmer is a successful businessman whose philosophy on public education, and his wake up call to effecting change in the system, has been made famous by the “Blueberry Story” viewable on You Tube.  His book “Schools Can’t Do It Alone” is based on his twenty years of experience working with school districts across the country and confronts the threats to public education presenting a practical and doable plan to increase student success in spite of obvious problems with the system and severe budget cuts in California.  Tonight’s 2012 Community Vision Summit will begin at 6:30pm at the Performing Arts Center in the Civic Center and tickets are absolutely free.  To receive your free tickets, email your name and number of tickets requested to bigbearlighthouse@gmail.com. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/sp31520.mp3|titles=The Lighthouse Project is celebrating their fifth annual Community Vision Summit.]  ...

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