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Fulfilling the Promise: Building a Progressive Charter School Movement

The fall UFT Charter Conference, Fulfilling the Promise: Building a Progressive Charter School Movement, will take place at United Federation of Teachers Shanker Hall, located at 52 Broadway in Manhattan on Friday, October 14, 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, October 15, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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Join your fellow charter school educators from New York, Philadelphia and New Jersey as well as expert scholars from around the country for a weekend of panels and workshops planned by teachers, for teachers. Gain practical professional development experience while networking with other charter teachers.

Confirmed Speakers:

• Michael Mulgrew, UFT President
• Deborah W. Meier, Coalition of Essential Schools
• Steve Barr, Board Chair, Future is Now Schools
• Luis Miranda, Board Member, Amber Charter School
• Robert Hughes, New Visions for Public Schools
• Jeff Henig, Columbia University
• Norm Fruchter, Annenberg Institute on School Reform, Brown University
• Jonathan Gyurko, Leeds Global Partners
• Mona Davids, New York Charter Parents Association
• James Forman, Jr., Yale Law School, Founder of Maya Angelou Charter School
• John Parr, Education Evolving
• Zakiyah Ansari, NYC Coalition for Educational Justice

Panels and Workshops:

• How Charters and Unions Can Work Together for Social Justice
• Progressive Visions for Charter Contracts and Collective Bargaining
• Increasing Teacher, Parent and Student Voice in Charters
• Supporting Progressive and Innovative Pedagogy in Charters
• Building Connections between District and Charter Schools
• Unions, Charter Schools and Democracy

Certificates of participation will be available to all participants; these can be applied towards up to seven hours of the five-year 175-hour professional development requirement for teacher certification.

The conference is free and open to all charter educators. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Visit the UFT ACTS site for more information on the panels, workshops, and speakers.

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