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Transforming Education in Rural India


This broadcast is brought to you by Alex Pogosky ’13:

IMPACT India is a new group on campus that is collaborating with an established NGO in New Delhi to help provide education to girls of economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds in rural India, who would not otherwise have such opportunities. Our mission is to fund a Wesleyan-sponsored school that will increase access to primary education for girls between the ages of 6 and 14. We’re also trying to create curricula targeting their personal needs. This will encourage them to become independent thinkers in an intellectually stimulating environment, which will ultimately aid in transforming these communities.

Our first meeting is on Thursday so come on by to hear what we’re hoping to do and share your own ideas! We’re open to any suggestions, and will have yummy Indian desserts!

Date: Thurs., April 19
Time: 7-8PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 115
Cost: Free

Urban Education Semester Application Deadline – Today

From Vicky Zwelling:

Interested in spending a semester “abroad” student-teaching in the New York City public school system?

This is a reminder that the deadline to submit your application for the Fall 2012 Urban Education Semester is this Monday, April 2. That’s right people, Today!

The Urban Education Semester (UES) is an accredited study away program that introduces students from all academic backgrounds to the complexity of issues surrounding urban public education. The program offers fieldwork in a diverse selection of classrooms and educational settings in New York City public schools. Students live in Manhattan, spend three days each week in a supervised classroom, and take some courses at Bank Street College of Education. There is an abundance of support and positive energy available for the small number of students in the program.

See here for more information or call Vicky Zwelling at 860-685-2180 or email her at vzwelling(at)wesleyan.edu.

The Achievement Gap: A Discussion

If Andy Ribner ’14 were an Academy Award-nominated picture, he would be An Education starring Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard, all lush colors and mature teenage sensuality:

Come talk with Professors Long, Rayack, Shusterman, and Stemler about their research and how it relates to the achievement gap and education reform!

Date: Wednesday, February 22
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Place: PAC 001
Facebook: “Hey everyone! Please invite your friends!”

Rally for Education Equality in Hartford next Tuesday – sign up to get on the bus by tomorrow!

A heads up from the new “King of the WesDemsMichael Linden ’15:

A very cool opportunity that WesDems plans on co-sponsoring is happening this coming Tuesday at 5:30 PM in Hartford: an Education Equality Rally to support CT Governor Malloy’s education reform initiatives.

A bus will leave from in front of Usdan at 4:15PM and will take us to Hartford and then back to Wesleyan when it finishes that evening.

Sign up by tomorrow to guarantee yourself a place on the bus!

  • When: Tuesday, Feb. 21 @ 4:15
  • Where: meet in front of Usdan and bus over to Hartford
  • Facebook event: click here

CT Education Reform Summit this Saturday

Gabriela “Queen of the Dems” De Golia ’13 hollas:

This Saturday, the Yale Dems are hosting an education reform advocacy summit at the Co-Op High School in New Haven. Students from across the state are being asked to come together to address the state’s huge achievement gap between minority and white students, and to make meaningful education opportunities available for all by helping Governor Malloy get meaningful reform passed in the Spring.

If you’re interested in going, contact bflorsheim(at)wesleyan(dot)edu [AKA “King of the Dems”]. Limited transportation will be available!

Date:   Dec. 3
Time:   3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Place:  Co-Op High School, 177 College Street, New Haven

Click for the event flyer.

Facebook event.