Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Upcoming D.C. Event: The Future of School Age Black Males

During this forum, members of congress and a panel of educational experts will discuss important educational legislation, including the educational provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The effort will unite school board members, school administrators, parents, students, and key policymakers at the national and local levels in an effort to reform education within high-need areas.

“The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 allocates $90.9 billion to reform and modernize education,” noted Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Senior Research Analyst, Dr. Ivory A. Toldson, “This is an unprecedented opportunity to chart a new course for Black males by making sure that education reform is consistent with evidence-based findings on Black male success factors.” The brain trust in DC is the first of a series of district-level forums designed to disseminate and operationalize the policy recommendations of the CBCF report, “Breaking Barriers: Plotting the Path to Academic Success for School-Age African-American Males.”

Space at the forum is limited. Those wishing to attend are urged to RSVP to Dr. Toldson at itoldson@cbcfinc.org.

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