State of Young Philly 2011: Education [EVENT]

I will be speaking at the State of Young Philly Education event for Young Involved Philadelphia this Thursday night, October 6.  The event is free, but you do have to reserve tickets online.  Here’s the details:

Interested in getting more engaged in the Philadelphia education system as a parent or community member?

Have ideas for how we can foster educational innovation or collaboration? Frustrated by the current education system and want to be a part of an effort to reform the policy and political climate?  Come join YIP for a discussion on the City’s educational priorities. Ensure that your voice is heard in the conversation around reforming the system by registering in advance to participate in one of three break-out conversations:

Parent/Community Engagement
As young people make decisions about whether to stay in the City to raise families, the quality of neighborhood schools becomes an essential concern. This conversation will focus on strategies for engaging parents and communities in improving their local schools.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Too often, education advocates rely on the same set of limited reforms, rather than encouraging innovative solutions to complex problems. This conversation will focus on strategies for fostering a supportive entrepreneurial climate in the City.

Since Superintendent Ackerman’s departure, there has been a flurry of interest in the next superintendent and the direction of Philadelphia’s education system. This conversation will generate a set of priorities for the education system.

Opening Speakers:

Location :
The Salvation Army Kroc Center
4200 Wissahickon Ave. 19129
Philadelphia, PA (Directions)


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