More than half of the black male students in the Oakland Unified School District are at risk of dropping out.
Studies have shown that it is becoming a very short step from school to prison for our youth and youth unemployment has skyrocketed across all socio-economic and racial boundries. With a high drop out rate of 40% in some schools, Oakland continues its aggressive efforts to keep kids in school, solve problems facing local youth and improve accountability.
Who is creating positive change in education for young people in Oakland right now? Come to a morning news cafe focused on stories and case studies of effective programs, fresh approaches, and new ways thinking about education in the bay area. Come and share your views with our panelist.
Tim Bremner, Green Star Teacher of the Year , Castlemont Community of Small Schools Campus
Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Roses in Concrete, Mandela High School, San Francisco State University
Jenna Stauffer, Director of Strategic Development, Lighthouse Charter School
Louis Freedberg, Executive Director, EdSource
Introductions: C.J. Hirschfield, Children's Fairyland
Come talk about innovative solutions to education challenges with people right on the front lines, policy makers, and education organizaers--right here in Oakland.
How does the News Cafe work?
Coffee , tea and pastries are served from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m., followed by a panel discussion from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Admission is $4-7 drink and pastry included, sliding scale for those who are out of work, students, etc.
This News Cafe is being sponsored by our friends at Children's Fairyland.
For info on sponsorship of future events, contact firstname.lastname@example.org; Send ideas for News Cafe to email@example.com
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