School Reform in Detroit: Critical Lessons in Building Community Support


Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 2:00pm to 3:00pm


Online Webinar

About the Webinar
The Power of Social Innovation Series returns this spring with practitioner-led webinars on timely topics from education reform to economic development. Each webinar features innovators sharing their experiences and insights with fellow practitioners, students and scholars from across the country.

This event is sponsored by the Government Innovators Network and the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, and features government leaders and experts from innovative service organizations.

The panel will discuss the relationship between community support and Detroit’s turnaround schools/education reform efforts. They will explore the important role that civic leaders – both outside the public school system and within – can play in engaging and mobilizing the support of parents, neighbors and other residents in a city-wide effort to turnaround an education system that is failing so many of their young people.

Ample time will be allocated for audience Q&A.

The discussion will be moderated by Archon Fung, Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship, Harvard Kennedy School. The panel includes:

      • Michael Tenbusch – Vice President, United Way for Southeastern Michigan
      • Johnathon Matthews – Principal, Cody Academy of Public Leadership
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