Free Live Video Stream on Latest Children and Poverty Research

Half the children in American public schools are low income and one million are homeless. Yet today’s school reform agenda dismisses poverty as just an excuse. Join the National Superintendents Roundtable via videostream as it explores these issues in Chicago, July 11 and 12.

Presentations (all times Central):

6:00 pm, Friday, July 11:

Kent McGuire of the Southern Education Foundation examines how low-income students are distributed in public schools, state by state.

9:00 am, Saturday, July 12:

Paul A. Jargowsky, Rutgers University, explores concentrated poverty in American communities.

10:30 am, Saturday, July 12:

Elaine Weiss of the Broader, Bolder Agenda outlines research on the educational correlates of poverty.

3:00 pm, Saturday, July 12: 

Molly A. Hunter, Esq. of the Education Law Center reports on inequities in school finance.

Access Videostream

Anyone with an Internet connection, wherever they are, can access these presentations. To do so:

1.. For each of the presentations, locate the live stream a few minutes early at:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/national-superintendents

2. A short ustream.tv ad will play.

3. Then the Roundtable stream will begin without sound. You cannot adjust the volume on your keyboard. To restore the sound, hover your cursor over the screen until you see an audio control in the lower left-hand corner of the screen. Adjust the volume with that control.

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