The GOOD Education Series: You're Invited!

On August 19th, hundreds gathered at the GOOD headquarters in L.A. to talk about ensuring that all kids are on track to receive the 21st century...

On August 19th, hundreds gathered at the GOOD headquarters in L.A. to talk about ensuring that all kids are on track to receive the 21st century education they deserve. The room was filled with education movers and shakers, not to mention teachers and concerned citizens.

For three consecutive Thursdays in September, we hope you'll join in the conversation.

September 9: Creativity

A discussion about enabling creativity: Joel Arquillos (826LA), Jan Kirsch (Inner City Arts), Sofia Klatzker (Los Angeles County Arts Commission), and Cynthia Campoy Brophy (The HeArt Project).

September 16: Content

A discussion about engaging students: Aaronthomas Green (KIPP), Louise Davis (Peer Health Exchange), and Blair H. Taylor (Los Angeles Urban League).

September 23: High Expectations

A discussion about setting high expectations for achievement: JB Schramm (College Summit), Estelle Reyes (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship), Paul Miller (Teach For America), and Steve Zimmer (Board of Education, LAUSD).

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