Join Georgetown University Professor, Bill Gormley, as he address the importance of critical thinking among today’s youth. His presentation will draw upon his new book, The Critical Advantage: Developing Critical Thinking Skills in School (Harvard Education Press, 2017) and includes many examples of successful critical thinking instruction from Pittsburgh area schools.

Professor Gormley, the co-director of the Center for Research on Children in the U.S. (CROCUS) at Georgetown, has written several books on public policy, including Everybody’s Children: Child Care as a Public Problem (Brookings Institution Press, 1995) and Voices for Children: Rhetoric and Public Policy (Brookings Institution Press, 2012). He is well known for his research on early childhood education, including a multi-year study of Oklahoma’s universal pre-K program.