WHO: Wendy Kopp, Founder and President of Teach For America
Timothy Knowles, Executive Director of the University of Chicago Center for Urban School Improvement
Moderated by Marvin Hoffman, Associate Director of the University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program and Founder of the North Kenwood/Oakland Charter School
WHAT: Today in the United States, 9-year-olds growing up in low-income communities are already three grade levels behind their high-income peers. More than half will not graduate from high school. Join experts on education in America as they discuss the problems and the solutions.
WHEN: 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11
WHERE: Swift Hall, First Floor Common Room, 1025 E. 58th St. University of Chicago
This event is sponsored by the University of Chicago Neighborhood Schools Program and Teach For America.
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. Currently, 4,400 corps members are teaching in over 1,000 schools in 25 regions across the country; more than 12,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education to help make the fundamental changes necessary to ensure educational excellence and equity. For more information, visit http://www.teachforamerica.org.