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Upcoming AEI Event: Teaching America–How Charter Schools Can Help Close the Civic Achievement Gap

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Time: 9:00 AM — 10:30 AM
Location: AEI, Twelfth Floor
1150 Seventeenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

High-performing charter schools have forged a positive culture for their students defined by college-going and career success. However, this healthy emphasis on personal achievement has come with the inadvertent consequence of neglecting students’ civic education. Have efforts to cultivate “vocational” citizenship skills failed to satisfy the broader obligation of schools to cultivate the next generation of citizens and civic leaders? Join charter school leaders Mike Feinberg (KIPP), Seth Andrew (Democracy Prep), and Juan Rangel (United Neighborhood Organization), along with Robin Lake from the Center on Reinventing Public Education, as they discuss how charter schools understand their civic-education mandate. This event is sponsored by the AEI Program on American Citizenship in conjunction with the Civic Education Initiative and its new volume, Teaching America: The Case for Civic Education (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011).

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Agenda

8:30 AM
Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM
Introduction:
DAVID FEITH, Civic Education Initiative

9:10 AM
Discussants:
SETH ANDREW, Democracy Prep Public Schools
MIKE FEINBERG, KIPP Schools
ROBIN LAKE, Center on Reinventing Public Education
JUAN RANGEL, United Neighborhood Organization

Moderator: FREDERICK M. HESS, AEI

10:30 AM
Adjournment and Reception

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