Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Urban Education Conference at Bowling Green University

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Urban Education Conference at Bowling Green University:


Urban Education Conference at Bowling Green University

Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, in Olscamp Hall

The third annual Urban Education Conference is where BGSU undergraduates will be presenting alongside University faculty, graduate students, professional teachers, and administrators to learn from each other about the complexities of the urban education experience.

Keynote speaker Dr. Michael Klonsky, Small Schools Workshop, Chicago, will be presenting "Public Schools-An Endangered Species" at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23, in 101 Olscamp Hall.

A showing of "Louder Than A Bomb" will be held at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23, in the Student Union Theater.

Sessions with presentations will be held all day Saturday, March 24. Registration that day begins at 8:30 a.m. in Olscamp Hall.

For more information, please e-mail pcc@bgsu.edu.

Sponsored by ECCO Learning Community (Educators in Context and Community--formerly PCC)

Trayvon Martin Sanford commission: Sanford city commissioners will move Trayvon Martin meeting to civic center to handle crowds - Orlando Sentinel

Trayvon Martin Sanford commission: Sanford city commissioners will move Trayvon Martin meeting to civic center to handle crowds - Orlando Sentinel:


Trayvon Martin case: Sanford commission votes 'no confidence' in police chief

7:55 p.m. EST, March 21, 2012|
By Martin E. Comas and Susan Jacobson, Orlando Sentinel
 

Sanford city commissioners have voted "no confidence" in police Chief Bill Lee Jr., who has been publicly lambasted for his department's handling of the Trayvon Martin shooting.
Commissioner Mark McCarty made the motion to fire the chief, who has been on the job just 10 months. Mayor Jeff Triplett and Commissioner Velma Williams voted with the majority.
"I take no pleasure in a publicl flogging of our police chief," McCarty said before a packed house. "But he really should turn in his resignation."
The vote was 3-2, with Commissioners Randy Jones and Patty Mahany voting against.
"A rush to judgment is wrong," said Mahany, who called the vote a "knee-jerk reaction."
Lee, 52, was hired as chief in May 2011 in the wake of criticism from the black community surrounding the beating of a homeless black man by the son of 

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