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Into the Second Century: Continuing SSA’s Tradition of Improving Urban Education
Date: November 15, 2008
Time: 8am to 6pm
Location: School of Social Service Administration
969 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
To be successful, urban schools must attend to the developmental and social needs of children from vulnerable and disadvantaged families. From the unique and successful Community Schools Program and preparing the next generation of school social workers, to scholarship in the areas of practice, policy and research informing school improvement efforts, the School of Social Service Administration has a built a rich tradition of contributing to the improvement of urban education.
Framed by an overview of the School’s work and accomplishments over its first 100 years, the seminar panels will spotlight exemplary SSA and Chicago area school improvement efforts as well as urban school improvement efforts from across the country. Each discussion will touch on the areas of emerging research, current policy issues, and innovative practice activities. The day will conclude with a look at directions for future research, policy, and practice efforts.