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Critical Conversations in Urban Education - May 13, 2014

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May 7, 2014

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?


  • Yaba Blay, PhD, Co-Director of Africana Studies and Assistant Teaching Professor of Africana Studies at Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences
  • James Earl Davis, PhD, Professor of Educational Leadership and Interim Chair Department of Teaching and Learning at Temple University College of Education
  • Kristine S. Lewis Grant, PhD, Associate Clinical Professor of Multicultural and Urban Education at Drexel University School of Education
  • Ana E. Nunez, MD, Associate Dean for Urban Health Equity, Education and Research and Professor of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine

To register, call 215.895.6770, email or visit

Event will be webcast live through the website. 


Grand Meeting Room 220
Gerri C. LeBow Hall, Drexel University
3220 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Contact Information:
Phone: 215.895.6770