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The Education of the Urban Child

Urban Child Symposium - April 7, 2016

Angelos Law Center - Moot Courtroom - 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


2016 Urban Child Symposium  

Agenda coming soon. 

The University of Baltimore Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts (CFCC) presents its eighth annual Urban Child symposium on April 7, 2016. This year’s symposium focuses on the education of the urban child.

There are few, if any, aspects of a community's well-being more important than the quality of its public education. Education has an impact on every aspect of life: from employment rates to crime rates, from the number of houses bought to the number of teen pregnancies. We know that to have healthy and productive communities, education must be our first priority, particularly in low-income, urban neighborhoods. This symposium examines some of the most difficult challenges facing Baltimore and other large urban areas as they confront troubled schools and the children and families they serve.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required—register now .

The eighth annual Urban Child Symposium’s invited keynote speaker is Acting U.S. Department of Education Secretary John B. King.

Panels will address a range of issues that affect the quality of education in urban communities, including:

  • Educational Equality/Poverty
  • Special Needs and Other Issues
  • Attendance, Parent, and Community Engagement 

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Cassie Motz, Director, College Bound
  • Bebe Verdery, Director, Education Reform Project, ACLU of Maryland
  • Karen Webber, Director, Education and Youth Development Program, Open Society Institute - Baltimore
  • Moshe Berry, School Social Worker, Henderson Hopkins Elementary/Middle School
  • Pat Halle, Maryland Disability Law Center
  • Monisha Cherayil, Attorney, Public Justice Center
  • Katherine Davis, Truancy Court Program Attorney
  • Eliseba Osore, Truancy Court Program Social Worker

Thank you for your interest in the 2016 Urban Child Symposium!

For further information, contact:

Marcellus Anderson