Mark your calendars for InsideEd meetup and Jonathan Kozol
The first InsideEd meetup will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 30 at Teavolve, 1401 Alicianna St., on the ground floor of the Eden apartment building. Hope to see you there!
And while you've got your planners out... you might want to mark that Thursday, April 2 as well. Jonathan Kozol will be the keynote speaker at a symposium on the dropout crisis sponsored by the Center for Families, Children and the Courts at University of Baltimore's law school. The event goes all day, with panelists including Katie O'Malley, Dr. Alonso and Donald DeVore of DJS. But for those of you who will be in school or otherwise working, Kozol's talk is last on the agenda, starting at 5:30 p.m., and you're welcome to go just for that. It's free and open to the public, but pre-registration is recommended.
I've heard that Kozol is researching the Baltimore schools to make his address relevant locally. I'll get to interview him for a little while beforehand, if anyone has any questions you want to recommend that I ask. I've long admired Kozol's work; Savage Inequalities was the first book I read after being assigned to the education beat nine years ago.