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Young Involved Philadelphia to host discussion on schools crisis

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

Earlier this summer, Young Involved Philadelphia, an incubator of civic-minded leaders, argued that the nascent Philadelphia renaissance powered by educated millennials flocking to the city was endangered. To remain dynamic, the group said, the city must retain these future parents; Philadelphia’s public school system, continuously in crisis, threatens to drive young people away now more than ever.

YIP is hosting a discussion on the current crisis in Philadelphia’s public schools and where to go from here.

On the panel:

  • Jessie Gluck, teacher, Mastery Charter – Mann Elementary
  • Susanna Greenberg, secretary, Young Involved Philadelphia
  • Kathleen Melville, teacher, School District of Philadelphia
  • Ami Patel, deputy education officer, Mayor’s Office of Education
  • Claire Robertson-Kraft, president, PhillyCORE Leaders
  • Brett Schaeffer, communications director, Education Law Center

The discussion will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the United Way building, 17th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Tickets for the event have apparently sold out, but YIP has said that there may be standing room for people who couldn’t get tickets.

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