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Urban Education in Southeast Michigan: Inequalities and Innovations

Morning Roundtable: 10:00am-12:15pm @East Conference Room, Rackham
With members of the Michigan Young Peoples' Project, the Mathematics Literacy Project of Washtenaw County, Glenn Nelson, Ann Arbor School Board, and others. Facilitated by Professor Larry Rowley, CAAS & School of Education (Please RSVP to Angela Dillard at adillard@umich.edu)

Working Lunch: 12:30-2:00@ Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building (Please RSVP to Angela Dillard at adillard@umich.edu)

2:00-4:00 at the Rackham Amphitheater
Keynote Address by Dr. Robert Moses, Founder of The Algebra Project
Reception to Follow

The Algebra Project was founded in 1982 by a Harlem-born and Harvard-educated Civil Rights' leader, Dr. Robert P. Moses through the use of his MacArthur Fellowship award. AP's unique approach to school reform intentionally develops sustainable, student-centered models by building coalitions of stakeholders within the local communities, particularly the historically underserved population. Since 2000, they have continued to provide the context in which students, schools, parents and communities maximize local resources and take ownership of their own community building and mathematics education reform efforts, which now include high school as well as middle grade initiatives. Their current work seeks a national response to establish a fundamental right: the right of every child to a quality public school education.

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