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Another great Great Schools in Wake event on November 6

At some point, you would have to think that the volume of compelling facts and arguments put forth by the Great Schools in Wake coalition would simply overwhelm and swamp the re-segregationist crowd. Whether it’s fact sheets, speeches, press conferences, events, videos, or any number of other ways of dispensing information, these folks are relentless.

Just 13 days ago, the group hosted a fabulous forum for 200 or so people at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh. Now, they’ve scheduled another “can’t miss” event for next Saturday November 6 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Wade Ave in Raleigh. Here’s the lowdown:

Beyond Appreciating Diversity: Understanding the Tangible & Intangible Benefits of Integrated Schools

Saturday, November 6th – 4:00-6:00 pm

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh

3313 Wade Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27607

SPEAKERS:

Dr. Sandra Graham, Professor, UCLA Department of Education

“The Psychological Benefits of Integrated Schools: Identification with Academics and Peer Relationships”

Dr. Amy Hawn Nelson, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Administrator

“Why Balanced Schools? Good for Student Achievement, Good for

Long-Term Student Outcomes”

  • How are ethnically diverse schools an ideal setting for helping all students develop greater tolerance for youth from other racial/ethnic groups—and greater tolerance for diversity in general?
  • How can we think about both the benefits and the challenges of attending schools that are ethnically diverse?
  • What’s the critical mass of same-ethnicity peers who ideally should be present to help students in the numerical minority feel safe and accepted in their school environment?

Please join the discussion!

To learn more about us, please visit www.greatschoolsinwake.org

For more information about this forum, contact Patty Williams: 919-387-8806″

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