How Are the Children? Part VI
Re-Imagining Public Education in Minnesota

Registration Now Open

In recent years, much attention has been paid to the growing disparities in public education between white children and children of color in our state. For example, according to the Minnesota Department of Education, African American male students lag 30 percentage points or more behind their white counterparts in reading and math proficiency. Students of color are also more likely to be suspended and expelled than their white counterparts. Evidence suggests that numerous factors contribute to these disparities and threaten the future viability of our state, if not addressed with a sense of urgency. Come and learn about ways in which teachers, parents, lawyers, policy makers, community members, and nonprofits, can work collaboratively and proactively to strengthen educational outcomes for all children in Minnesota and transform a crisis into an opportunity for change.

Save the date now and join the Community Justice Project of the University of St. Thomas Law School for our sixth annual symposium exploring: “How Are the Children?” Join us in re-imagining public education in Minnesota.

This year’s symposium will be held on Wednesday March 20, 2013, at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in downtown Minneapolis. Registration is now open! The cost to attend the symposium is only $25.00 and includes lunch and snacks. There will be phenomenal speakers working to shed light on key issues as well as offering practical solutions to the problems that exist.

CLE credits, CEU credits, ADR Rule 114 Qualified Neutral Credits will be applied for.

The Community Justice Project is also now accepting nominations for the Champion for Youth Award. This award recognizes individuals who strive for educational equity in the classroom.  Nominations are due by Friday, February 22, 2013. A complete summary and an application form are available here.

Please contact the Community Justice Project with any questions or additional information at ipccommjustice@stthomas.edu or (651) 962-4960.

Community Justice Project of the Interprofessional Center at the University of St. Thomas
(651) 962-4960
ipccommjustice@stthomas.edu
www.stthomas.edu/ipc

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