Several top education officials in Chicago will come together for a roundtable discussion hosted by the magazine Ebony in August.
It will be held 4 p.m. CST Aug. 11 at the University of Chicago and will continue on MSNBC from noon to 2 p.m. EST Sunday, Aug. 15;
The topic is “Public Schools, Private Innovations: Building Successful Public Schools.”
Moderated by MSNBC’s Tamron Hall, the discussion will feature Ron Huberman, CEO of Chicago Public Schools; Shayne Evans, director of University of Chicago Charter School; Julianne Malveaux, president of Bennett College and Paul Goren,Lewis-Sebring executive director of the Consortium on Chicago School Research.
The event will also feature Tim King, founder and president of Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men, the Chicago school that made headlines when every student in the first class of the city’s only public, all-African American school had been accepted to four-year colleges.
“There were those who told me that you can’t defy the data,” King told the Chicago Tribune in March. “Black boys are killed. Black boys drop out of high school. Black boys go to jail. Black boys don’t go to college. Black boys don’t graduate from college.
“They were wrong,” he said.