Youth speak out at national summit on education
| Feb 28, 2011
Approximately 100 organizations and 400 students gathered at Howard University in Washington, D.C., on February 26 for the first-ever National Youth Summit hosted by the U.S. Department of Education. In other cities, students connected to the event remotely.
The summit revolved around five main themes: effective teaching, college information gaps, parental involvement, community mentors, and school climate and discipline. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan delivered a keynote presentation.
To learn more, read this article by Mara Rose Williams appearing in the Kansas City Star. To view the opening session, featuring Duncan, click here.