Thursday, December 15
Bartlett High School
701 W. Schick Rd.
How should public schools change alongside the neighborhoods they serve? What can we do about it?
This second installment of our Continuing Ed. series looks at how demographic shifts impact the content and quality of public education - asking if all students in schools with diverse student bodies are receiving the same education.
Alejandro Portes (Princeton University) will be joined by Karla Jimenez (head of the Parent Leadership Institute at U-46) and a parent from the Elgin community in this interactive program, moderated by Kerry Lester (Daily Herald) and featuring music and poetry by Bartlett high-school students.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended.
CONTINUING ED. is a yearlong, statewide series working with parents, schools, and communities in Chicago, Decatur, Elgin, and southern Illinois to move the conversation about public education back to parents. For the complete schedule and more information, seewww.ILhumanities.org/education.