Join cityLIVE for a panel discussion on Equity in Urban Education this Wednesday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Hazlett Theater (6 Allegheny Square East). From cityLIVE:

“Pittsburgh’s public school system is changing rapidly. Over the past few years the system has downsized and collaborations have emerged. Reform efforts are underway that focus on the challenges in providing an equitable education for all students. Discussions are heated and sometimes polarized and problems persist. Do all students have equal access to educational opportunities? Is the Pittsburgh Promise reaching the students who need it most? Are efforts to reduce the achievement gap working?

At our cityLIVE!, panelists will address these issues and other goals for equitable education in the Pittsburgh Public School system. Our panelists are Robert Parris Moses, who founded the Algebra Project, which uses mathematics as an organizing tool to guarantee quality public school education for all students, Carey Harris, who is the executive director of A+ Schools, an independent advocate for improvement in public education, and Ralph Bangs, who is associate director of the Center on Race and Social Problems at the University of Pittsburgh. The event will be moderated by Mark Lewis, president and CEO of the POISE Foundation, which funds organizations that provide services to Pittsburgh’s African American community.”

The event is free, but does require pre-registration. Click here to register:

cityLIVE is a project of cityLAB, the Heinz Family Foundation, and New Hazlett Theater.