TUCP is proud to present a lecture by LeVar Burton on education reform. Burton was the host and producer of the beloved PBS children’s series, Reading Rainbow, and also received critical acclaim for his roles in ROOTS and Star Trek. LeVar speaks passionately on the topic of children's literacy and has recently reimagined Reading Rainbow through his company RRKidz and its award-winning mobile library.
Award-winning education reporter Sarah Carr will lecture about her book 'Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America's Children,' "the story of New Orleans schools after Hurricane Katrina, through the eyes of those most affected by the dramatic education changes."
Carr has written about education for the last twelve years, reporting on the battle over vouchers and charter schools in urban districts. Her work has been honored with numerous national awards and fellowships, most recently a Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship at Columbia University. She has also contributed to the New York Times, the Hechiniger Report, the Times-Picayune, Time.com, and several other news outlets.
Free and open to the public, with a book signing and reception to follow.
The Tulane Family Business Center is hosting a forum presentation with Dr. JoAnne Norton, a former second generation family business member and consultant of the Family Business Consulting Group. Norton also serves on the Advisory Board of the Cal State Fullerton Family Business Center.
Norton, a member of the prestigious Family Business Consulting Group, has been working with multi-generational family businesses for well over a decade primarily in the areas of family governance, communication, and leadership training. She is the former Vice President of Shareholder Relations for a large family-owned media company, where she worked with 65 family owners. She now consults with family business owners and family offices throughout the United States and Canada.
Register via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 504-862-8482.
GNO Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Inc. will host its annual scholarship gala with a jazz brunch at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans Sept. 13, 2014 at 11am. During the Scholarship Gala, the Martinet Society awards scholarships to essay finalists from Loyola University College of Law and Tulane University Law School. In addition to awarding scholarships, Martinet also honors members of the bar and community that personify the theme for the occasion. The tickets are $65 per person.
Orleans Public Education Network’s 5th annual Convening brings together parents, students, teachers and engaged citizens to create a force of community educators that New Orleans schools deserve. Through panel discussions and hard data on what works and why, OPEN seeks to expand residents’ awareness of education reform, engage them in the issues, and amplify their voices in the conversation.
In addition to the opening festivities, you can also catch panel discussions on:
- Juvenile Justice and the School-to-Prison Pipeline
- Common Core
- Early Childhood
- School Governance
- Jump Start and High School Diploma Changes
Plus child care, refreshments, facepainting, community exhibitions and more.
Join OPEN for a day of fun and learning as New Orleans unites to support our schools! RSVP today at http://communityeducators2014.eventbrite.com
'Waiting for Superman' is an award-winning documentary about the current, ailing state of public education in the U.S., once considered the best in the world. Oscar®-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim ('An Inconvenient Truth') follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits academic growth. The exhaustive review of public education, surveying “drop-out factories” and “academic sinkholes,” also offers hope by exploring innovative approaches taken by education reformers and charter schools. (2010, 111 min. rated PG)
Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Tulane Reading Project, Newcomb-Tulane College, and Center for Public Service at Tulane University. For more info, contact the Newcomb-Tulane College Office of Cocurricular Programs at email@example.com or 504-865-5728.