1. Workshop Facilitators: Latir Primus, Dean of Students, MS 223 and Stephanie Del Valle, Special Education/ELA teacher, MS 223

    Statistically across the country, boys are already behind girls when it comes to verbal and communication skills. Elementary schools are 4/5th language, most ELA teachers are female and the reading material introduced is often unintentionally suited for a female audience. Schools are losing the boys’ interest before they can even learn literacy skills. Developing positive self-images and self-discipline are pre requisites for positive youth development and effective education of African American and Latino children.

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  2. A conversation with Chancellor Joel L. Klein and Reverend Al Sharpton discussing the topic of Ensuring Equality for All of Our Studentss.

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  3. A conversation with Chancellor Joel L. Klein and Reverend Al Sharpton discussing Ensuring Equality for all of Our Students.

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  4. A conversation with Chancellor Joel L. Klein and Reverend Al Sharpton discussing the topic of Ensuring Equality for All of Our Students.

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  5. A conversation with Dr. Pedro Noguera focusing on supporting African American and Latino Males.

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Closing The Achievement Gap

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Closing the Achievement Gap is a year long program sponsored by the NYCDOE Office of Curriculum, Standards and Academic Engagement, Division of Teaching & Learning and designed to engage educators, education advocates, parents, politicians, and all interested


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Closing the Achievement Gap is a year long program sponsored by the NYCDOE Office of Curriculum, Standards and Academic Engagement, Division of Teaching & Learning and designed to engage educators, education advocates, parents, politicians, and all interested members of our community in collective knowledge sharing, dialogue and strategy development related to closing the achievement gap.

The series is a component of our Campaign for Middle School Success and focuses on, but is not limited to, the middle grades.

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