Straight Talk SC
Education for Life: Working together to fulfill the promise of education
Tuesdays: June 7, 14, 21
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. each week
Younts Conference Center, Shaw Hall, Furman University
To register for individual sessions or for all three, click here; for more information, contact OLLI at 864-294-2998.
Politicians, philanthropists, and activists clamor for education reform. Vast differences of opinion lead to disputes and finger-pointing. Yet, most agree the goal is the same: we want children to grow into adults who have the skills to be successful in their work and be responsible, engaged citizens .
As we think about education reform, what is essential for successful outcomes?
Education for Life: Working together to fulfill the promise of education will examine what matters most in early childhood development and what interventions and supports are in place here in South Carolina. We will examine the ways in which educational institutions, parents, students, non-profits, and members of the community work together to build up our schools and prepare young people to be successful adults who are contributing members of society. It will illustrate the challenges for South Carolina as we look at the future of our increasingly diverse society.
Join us from 6:30 – 8:30 Tuesday evenings, June 7,14, and 21 as we look at how we can improve outcomes for our youngest learners, how and why community strategies are critical for successful school reform, and how we should be thinking about higher education in a South Carolina that is changing demographically, culturally, and economically.
June 7: Parent and Communities Fostering Lifelong Learners
June 14: No Blank Slates: Family, Communities, and Success and Failure in K-12
June 21: Reframing Higher Education for a Changing Society
For more information on the program, click here.