Friday, September 12, 2014

Made the big city papers

Special event this weekend you may enjoy.
New Orleans education expert Andre Perry keynotes the ninth Rising Tide conference Saturday (Sept. 13). A frequent commenter for the Hechinger Report and other news outlets, Perry ran New Orleans' first charter school network before shifting into academia.

Locals have eyed him as a potential Orleans Parish superintendent. Perry has chosen, however, instead to found a school of urban education at Davenport University in Michigan.

Perry focuses on the social purposes of education, saying the point is a stronger community, not just higher test scores. His speech Saturday will call on New Orleans private and parochial school parents to come together and create a "unified school district," according to the Rising Tide website.

The conference starts at 9:30 a.m. at Xavier University. Perry's speech is at 2 p.m.
This was on the front page of NOLA.com about an  hour ago.  If you go post a bunch of comments they might bump it back up.  Try signing in as "campstblue"

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