Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Mount Greylock RHS listserve posts talks about education at Williams College

Empowering Teenagers: The Young People's Project
February Teaching Lunch at Williams College - RSVP Required
Feb 10 at 12:00 p.m., Bronfman 317

Omo Moses is Executive Director and founding member of The Young People's Project (YPP), a non-profit organization that seeks to "organize young people to radically change their education and the way they relate to it." Founded in 1996, YPP is based in Cambridge, MA, Jackson, MS, and Chicago, IL and works with high school and college students to utilize mathematics as a tool for personal and community transformation. YPP evolved out of the Algebra Project, which in turn grew out of the civil rights activism of the Algebra Project's founder and winner of the MacArthur Foundation's Genius Award, Robert P. Moses, Omo's father.
Lunch is provided, all are welcome. RSVP:

Creating a New School System
Feb 16 at 4:00 p.m., Bronfman 105

Steve Barr founded Green Dot Public Schools in Los Angeles in 1999 with the vision of transforming secondary education. His charter-school group is now California's largest by enrollment and one of its most successful. Green Dot schools take kids who arrive, in most cases, far below grade level and send nearly 80% of them to college. Green Dot's leadership in pushing for improved public education led the Los Angeles Times to name Barr as one of 100 most influential people in Southern California in 2006.

SOURCE: Emailed notice from Mount Greylock Regional High School


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