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Mills College Center for Urban Schools and Partnerships to Present Discussion with Veteran Educators

Oakland, CA–January 18, 2012 Teachers may enter their profession with great aspirations, but in the face of layoffs, limited pay, and standardized testing, how can they remain motivated and inspired?

On January 23, as part of its speaker series, the new Center for Urban Schools and Partnerships presents “Teaching the Taboo: Teachers Bringing Courage and Imagination to the Classroom.” Veteran educators and scholars Bill and Rick Ayers will share ideas that will help teachers overcome the overwhelming obstacles they encounter. At the event, educators will learn concrete strategies for bringing energy, creativity, and effectiveness to the classroom.

Bill Ayers is a retired education professor and senior scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago and has written about topics such as social justice and education. Rick Ayers, a former high school teacher who has received numerous awards, is a professor at the University of San Francisco and teaches courses at Mills College.

The new Center for Urban Schools and Partnerships at Mills aims to bring together a community coalition— building upon the current research and work of the Mills School of Education while convening key leaders, organizations, and constituencies throughout the Bay Area— to advance opportunities and education for local youth and create sustainable change in underserved communities.

Schedule:
CUSP presentation: Bill Ayers and Rick Ayers
January 23, 2012
4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Gathering Hall, Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business 101

Last Updated: 1/18/12