Fall Meeting – Just 9 Weeks Away!

Fall Meeting Registration – Early Bird Rate Ends September 29th!

Our Annual Fall Meeting in Atlanta is just over two months away. We are busy putting the final touches on programming and will be announcing keynotes, pre-conferences, and learning experiences in the next two weeks. You don’t want to miss this event! Early Bird pricing ends on September 29th. Click here to register.

Don’t forget to make your hotel arrangements too! The hotel space is limited, and the room rate is only good until October 9th.  Click here to make your hotel reservations.


Previous Winter Meeting Keynotes in the News

Each year at our annual conference we hear from nationally recognized educators, authors and activists who are fiercely committed to equity. You can view recorded keynotes via the SRI YouTube channel In the past few weeks, a few of our previous keynote speakers have been in the national news.

Curtis Acosta was our keynote speaker at the 2015 Winter Meeting in Tucson, AZ. At that time, the trial challenging the TUSD closure of the Mexican American Studies program was just beginning. On August 22nd, the case was finalized, with a judge in Arizona finding for the MAS program and stating the closure of the program violated student constitutional rights.  You can read about the decision in this NPR article; or if you are so inclined, you can read the entire MAS ruling here.

Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, was our keynote speaker at the 2014 Winter Meeting in Boston. Bryan and EJI continue to do important work, specifically talking about the racial history of the United States. You can read and watch Bryans response to the events in Charlottesville; and visit the new site created by EJI: Lynching in America – Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror.

 


Do you have news to share? Interesting things happening in your area? Please let us know so we can share with our community! Email Chris Jones, chris@schoolreforminitiative.org.

Thank you,
Kari Thierer, Heidi Vosekas, Chris Jones, and Beth I Graham
On behalf of School Reform Initiative

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