WHAT: Community Education Reform Summit
WHEN October 27, 2014 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WHO: Mayor Kevin Johnson of Sacramento, California, his wife, Michelle Rhee, founder of StudentsFirst, Roland Martin, award-winning journalist and host of TV One’s NewsOne Now, Dr. Steve Perry, principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut, and other distinguished reform leaders will lead an action-oriented conversation around increasing academic achievement for all students.
BACKGROUND: Over the last several months Mayor Johnson, Michelle and the members of their staff have been assessing the feedback and data that emerged from our first convening. In fact, members of their team spent several days in Tulsa last month meeting with local community leaders, gathering valuable information regarding the education reform priorities of concerned Tulsans. Our convening on October 27th will offer specific action steps for advancing the aim of improving our schools.
WHY: Given the dire crisis that the state of education is in, especially for African American children, we need you there to make it happen for our kids!
WHO INVITED: Anyone concerned with tangible solutions to improve the educaitonal outcomes and opportunities of African-American students in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
RSVP REQUIRED: Please RSVP by Friday, October 24, 2014 to Rev. Ulysses Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-991-6815.
AGENDA: Summit registration begins at 8:30 a.m., a discussion and panel presentation follows at 9 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon. We look forward to your presence and engagement at the event.