Emory's TITUS to Host Educational Conference in DeKalb

April 20, 2012

Contact

Beverly Clark
404-712-8780
beverly.clark@emory.edu

Emory University’s Teaching In the Urban South (TITUS) has partnered with seven DeKalb County principals to host an educational conference at Cedar Grove High School.  Entitled "Reclaiming the African American Model for Excellence in Education:  Relationships Between Parents and Schools," the conference will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. and is free and open to the public. The conference sessions and workshops have been tailored for students, parents, teachers, administrators and the broader community.

TITUS aims to connect educational leaders in public schools with Emory scholars and students during summer learning opportunities and year-round events. As part of their efforts, the educational conference will serve to expose teachers to the latest in educational research, provide parents with information and resources to be better educational advocates for their students, and to motivate students to take a proactive role in their own educational journeys.

"Reclaiming the African American Model for Excellence in Education:  Relationships Between Parents and Schools" will include sessions on literacy, history, science, mentorship, preparing students for middle school and college, and parental involvement. 

Additional information can be found at www.titusemory.wordpress.com or by emailing titus@emory.edu.