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Dr. Laurence Peters


Dr. Laurence Peters Bio

Dr Peters was born in London, England and studied at the University of Sussex, where he received a BA degree in English Literature in 1974. After gaining his teaching certificate at the University of Bristol, he taught English and Drama at a Sixth Form College (grades 10-12) outside London. Subsequently, he received an MA (Educ) degree in the Theory and Practice of English Teaching from the University of London, Institute of Education (1978) and a PhD from the University of Michigan. After writing and teaching he gained a Law Degree from the University of Maryland in 1986. Dr Peters became counsel to the Subcommittee on Select Education & Civil Rights for the US House of Representatives (1986-1993) and subsequently served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the US Department of Education (1993-2001). Dr Peters later directed the Mid-Atlantic Regional Technology in Education Consortium (MAR*TEC) working out of Temple University in Philadelphia with five states, (Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Washington DC and New Jersey) on a mission to assist these states integrate technology into the curriculum. During this period, Dr Peters co-wrote, From Digital Divide to Digital Opportunity, Rowman (2003) and co-edited, Scaling Up: Lessons from Technology Based Educational Improvement, Jossey Bass (2005) and Global Education: Using Technology to Bring the World to Your Students (ISTE) 2009. Dr Peters also published, The UN: History and Core Ideas in 2015 by Palgrave Macmillan.

Dr. Peters joined KP Scholars in 2015 and is responsible for Partnerships and Policy—aligning resources made available via federal, state and local legislation to KP’s mission to prepare all youth, with a focus on at-risk youth, for the 21st century workforce.  He also works closely with the business, social services and political communities to integrate all community stakeholders into cohesive project teams. 

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