The Effects of Concentrated Poverty on Schools

Posted by on October 08, 2012

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The Effects of Concentrated Poverty on Schools

Friday, October 19th
1 – 3pm
The United Way Building
1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Featured Speaker:

Dr. Doug S. Massey is the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Massey is the current president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. His research focuses on urban poverty, race and housing, discrimination, education and stratification.

Panelists Include:
Otis Hackney is a Philadelphia School District graduate and current principal of South Philadelphia High. Mr. Hackney will speak about his experiences leading a low-poverty school, Springfield Township High School, in addition to his experiences at South Philadelphia High School, a diverse high-poverty urban school.

This event is free and open to the public.


Light refreshments will be served.

For more information call: 215.563.5848 x12

“It’s no cop-out to acknowledge the effects of socioeconomic disparities on student learning. Rather, it’s a vital step to closing the achievement gap.”
~ Richard Rothstein

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