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WEBINAR-- A Conversation with David Kirp


David Kirp, Professor at the University of California- Berkley, and author of Kids First: Five Big Ideas for Transforming Children's Lives and America's Future, argues that all policies and budget decisions should be made against the Golden Rule: "Every child deserves what’s good enough for a child you love."

Through his research, Kirp has proposed policies that enrich preschools, ensure transitions to stronger elementary schools, build strong relationships with community leaders, and provide viable path to careers and college. He recognizes community schools as the vehicle in which this work can be accomplished! He writes, "When done right, the research says, community schools can make a powerful difference in the lives of children".

During this interview you will learn about: Kirp’s "5 Big Ideas;" why he thinks community schools are a powerful strategy; the role of higher education in preparing graduates to work within this strategy; and his policy recommendations to support community schools–Don’t miss this opportunity to participate and ask questions!

  • Martin J. Blank, President, Institute for Educational Leadership; Director, Coalition for Community Schools
  • David Kirp, Professor at the University of California, Berkley

Listen to the recorded Webinar here.

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