Keetra Burnette 
Urban League of Greater Madison 


Thursday February 16, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM CST

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CUNA Mutual Conference Center 
5810 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI

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The Quest for Educational Opportunity:

The History of Madison's Response to the Academic Achievement Gap (1960-2011)

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In 2011 Kaleem Caire, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison, reintroduced the topic of the Academic Achievement Gap that exists in the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD).  As reported, just 48% of African American students and 56% of Latino students graduated on time from MMSD in 2010.
Just as staggering as these statistics is the fact that until the conversation was reintroduced, a large majority of our community was not aware that the academic achievement gap even existed.  Why is that?  Four more important questions may be:  How did we get here? What have we proposed before? Why has this problem persisted?  AND – What should we do now? To answer these questions, and many more, the Urban League of Greater Madison would like to invite you to participate in a community forum. 

         6:00        Welcome – Derrell Connor
         6:05        Introduction of Panel
         Milele Chikasa Anana
         Dr. Richard Harris
         Joseph Hill
         Dr. John Odom
         Alfonso Studesville
         6:15        History of Madison’s Academic Achievement Gap-Stephen Perez
         6:30        Panel
         6:45        Q&A from Audience Members