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January 08, 2013

A Message from TAP Founder Lowell Milken

As we prepare for the 13th National TAP Conference this March 8-9 in Washington, D.C., I reflect back to spring 1999 when I first introduced TAP(TM): The System for Teacher and Student Advancement. TAP's comprehensive school reform seemed like a dream to many and I am thankful to those courageous, farsighted educators and policy leaders who first put TAP into action.

Today, TAP impacts more than 20,000 teachers and 200,000 students and it is growing exponentially. The TAP system is having a positive impact not only on educators and their students, but also on parents, communities, universities, policymakers, foundations and others. As TAP practitioners and/or policy leaders yourselves, I am particularly interested to hear your own observations and experiences with the TAP system. Your comments may be used in my conference remarks and in TAP publications. Be assured, they will be read.

Thank you for making time to share your thoughts on how TAP may have transformed your own professional practices and your perspectives on the future of education in America.

Lowell Milken
Lowell Milken
Founder, TAP(TM): The System for Teacher and Student Advancement
Chairman and Founder, National Institute for Excellence in Teaching