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Critical Conversations in Urban Education

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

5:00 PM-7:30 PM

Drexel University School of Education presents Critical Conversations in Urban Education

[Idealism Meets Reality in Urban Education: A Screening and Discussion of The New Public]
The New Public, a provocative documentary by Jyllian Gunther, chronicles the educational journey of a principal, students, parents, and teachers, who were committed to creating "the ideal school.”  The film demonstrates how critically important it is for education reformists to possess the agency necessary to influence complex social and systemic barriers that affect their school, the students' families, and the community.  Given the broader social landscape, school leaders, teachers, and families are in a fierce battle to achieve positive educational outcomes. The film invites us to consider the following question:  How can schools ensure collaborative success versus battle fatigue?

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Grand Meeting Room 220
Gerri C. LeBow Hall, Drexel University
3220 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


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