Innovative lecture series on students at risk begins Monday
Jan. 22, 2004
KALAMAZOO--The innovative series "Educating Students Placed at Risk" begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at Western Michigan University with a presentation by Dr. Betty Despenza-Green, a national educational consultant and the director of national high school initiatives for the Small Schools Workshop in Chicago.
The former senior associate of the National Center on Education and the Economy, who will present "Creating Small Learning Communities," helped transform Chicago Vocational High School, one of the largest most dysfunctional high schools in the country.
Despenza-Green replaces testing and accountability expert Dr. Monty Neil, who canceled his scheduled Jan. 26 visit due to a family emergency. For more information on the lecture series, which is free and open to the public, call the GEAR UP program office at (269) 387-6865.
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