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Stop Your School from Being CLOSED by Paying Close Attention!

ALI 4/6 class flyer

ALI 4/6 class flyerWhen the district hands down the list of schools to be closed each year, most of the reactions from parents, staff and students come after the fact. As a result, many of the planned school closings occur and the people most impacted feel voiceless. Join us for a session that will teach you how to ask questions, examine data, and make sure the school has all it needs, which will both improve student outcomes and take your school off the “closing block”. Protests and Speaking are not enough to keep schools from being closed. Early preparation will work!  

Guest Speakers
Stan Karp, Director, Secondary Reform Project, Education Law Center
Dr. Dorothy Strickland, NJ State Board of Education
Dr. Lauren Wells, Co-Founder & Executive Director, 211 Community Impact

Saturday 06 April 2013 @ 10am-1pm
Rutgers University-Newark, Boyden Hall Room 100
195 University Avenue, Newark, NJ

This is a presentation of The Abbott Leadership Institute of Rutgers University. All classes are free, and children are welcome. We eat, discuss the issues, and have fun! ALI Series 23 “The Age of School Reform”: The Good, the Bad & How to Hold those Behind it Accountable continues on April 4 in Conklin Hall, Room 100. Graduation is May 4.?

Questions? Contact Kaleena Berryman 973-353-3560 or
Junius W. Williams, Director Abbott Leadership Institute 973-353-3560