P21's Joe Bishop honored with Abrazo Award at NSBA 2012 conference

P21’s Joe Bishop honored with Abrazo Award at NSBA 2012 conference

Dr. Joseph Bishop, P21’s director of strategic initiatives, was honored with the “Abrazo” award from the National Hispanic Caucus of School Board Members, a caucus of the National School Boards Association. This award is given annually to honor an individual who has committed his or her time, energy, and resources to improving educational opportunities for Hispanic students.  Before joining P21, Dr. Bishop was Director of Education with the National Association of Latino Elected & Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund. His current work at P21, the leading national organization advocating for 21st century readiness for every student, focuses on developing new collaborative projects to support 21st century citizenship and outreach with the beyond school community. 

“I feel so honored to be recognized by the leadership of the National Hispanic Caucus,” Dr. Bishop remarked upon accepting the award. “I look forward to continue working with the NHC, National School Boards Association and policymakers to ensure all Latino students and families have access to a high-quality 21st century education. We must not lose sight of the fact that our future success as a country depends on our ability to prepare all young people with the knowledge and skills to lead in the 21st century.”

Dr. Bishop presented at the NSBA 2012 Annual Conference on advancing 21st century learning and the 4C’s – communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking – beyond school. 

“P21 is proud that Dr. Bishop was recognized as a leader in the education field, given his commitment to equity and ensuring that all students receive the kinds of educational experiences they need to succeed and lead in the 21st century – in college, life and career,” stated Tim Magner, executive director for P21.

About P21: P21 is a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student. As the United States continues to compete in a global economy that demands innovation, P21 and its members provide tools and resources to help the U.S. education system keep up by fusing the 3Rs (core academic content) and 4C’s (critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration and creativity and innovation). While leading districts and schools are already doing this, P21 advocates for local, state and federal policies that support this approach for every school.

For more information on P21 please visit http://www.p21.org  and connect with P21 on Twitter @P21CentSkills