UnifiEd Hosts A Discussion With Richard Kahlenberg On Socioeconomic Integration In Public Schools

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Unified is hosting a community event presenting Richard Kahlenberg to discuss how the number of schools in concentrated poverty can be decreased in Hamilton County. The event will take place at The Church on Main, 1601 Rossville Ave. on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Officials said Mr. Kahlenberg is considered to be the “intellectual father of the economic integration movement” in K-12 schooling. He is a Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation and is also a Harvard Law School graduate. He has written six books and has published articles in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the New Republic. He has also made appearances on ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, CSpan, MSNBC, and NPR.

In Hamilton County, over one-third of the public schools have 80% or more of their students eligible for free or reduced lunch.  Mr. Kahlenberg, will also discuss innovative approaches other cities have successfully used to achieve academic excellence for all students by increasing the number of mixed-income schools.


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