Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"The Challenge of Poverty to Achieving Educational Excellence", January 15

Adas Israel Congregation is sponsoring "The Challenge of Poverty to Achieving Educational Excellence:   A Mini-Conference on the Future of Education in the District" January 15 at 1:00 pm at Adas Israel (2850 Quebec St NW).

The keynote address will be delivered by Mayor Vincent Gray.   There will be a panel discussion with Beatrice "BB" Otero, founder of DC Bilingual Public Charter School, and Maurice Sykes, former Deputy Superintendent for DCPS Center for Systemic Educational Change.   The panel will be moderated by WaPo's Marc Fisher.

The community is invited to attend this event, part of the congregation's larger Tikkun Olam Weekend, where members will take part in "repairing our world."   More information about the event and the weekend is available on Adas Israel's web site or by calling 362-4433.

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