“Beat the Achievement Gap” Student Conference

The Simpson Street Free Press will be holding a city-wide “Beat the Achievement Gap” conference on Saturday, February 25, at 2:00 p.m. at LaFollette High School, 702 Pflaum Road. At the conference, students will take the following pledge: “I will be an active role model for younger students. I will work to spread a positive message of engagement at my school and in my community. I will encourage academic success among my peers.”
For more information, see “The Gap According to Black: A Feature Column by Cydny Black” and the inspiring two-page spread entitled “Education: Bridging the Achievement Gap” in the January, 2006, issue of The Simpson Street Free Press.
Additional information at www.simpsonstreetfreepress.org

3 thoughts on ““Beat the Achievement Gap” Student Conference”

  1. Laurie:
    I didn’t know if you knew this but this event is on SUNDAY February 26th, same time, same place. I was asked to say a few words by Jim Kraemer the adult coordinator of the Simpson Street Free Press. I saw your post and the website so I confirmed that the date is indeed Sunday the 26th. I’ll see you there.

  2. Thanks for catching that, Johnny. The SSFP website says February 25 (no day mentioned), as does the January issue of the newspaper. (I’ve had it on my personal calendar that way for ages.) Do you know if the SSFP staff is aware of the error on the website?

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