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The Local Learning System of Southeast Minneapolis

Date and time: 
September 23, 2011 - 3:30pm - 7:00pm

University of Minnesota Campus Club, located on the fourth floor of Coffman Union, 300 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. A map and directions can be found here.

The release of the Southeast Minneapolis Council on Learning’s report “The Local Learning System of Southeast Minneapolis”
by Dr. Jerry Stein and Matthew Carlson

University of Minnesota Campus Club
Friday, September 23, 2011
3:30pm – 6:00pm (wine and cheese served)

Questions and RSVPs can be sent to Sara Bielawski, biel0032@umn.edu

Dr. Jerry Stein, author of the report, will present the findings, which will be followed by a panel discussion of the policy questions raised by the report. Panel members will include Peter McLaughlin, Hennepin County Commissioner and co-author of the A-GRAD Resolution, which created a 20-year collaborative effort to ensure all Hennepin County youth graduate from high school. The presentation will conclude with questions from the audience.

The findings of the report present new and compelling data that demonstrate that education and learning are deeply and broadly spread throughout our community and, moreover, that spending on learning outside of schools is much greater than that spent within schools. Therefore, the report argues, policies that reflect this economic reality and embody a concept of education broader than schooling are necessary if we hope to strengthen and support learning and make progress toward closing the achievement gap.

Those interested in education and learning outside of schools—at libraries, museums, parks, youth groups, music stores, arts organizations, bookstores, and in homes—will find the report to be of great interest, as will those concerned with school reform and education policy.

The report and release event are dedicated to Kris Nelson of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). For many years Kris has been a strong supporter of the work of the Southeast Minneapolis Council on Learning and, as our grant supervisor, helped develop the questions and approach used in this report. We will miss him very much.

Sponsored by the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) and Hennepin-University Partnership (HUP).