Straight Talk SC: Education for Life: Working Together to Fulfill the Promise of Education (Part 2)

Jul 25, 2016

  This three part series, sponsored by Furman's Riley Institute and the University's Osher Lifelong Learning Center, examined what matters most in early childhood development and what interventions and supports are in place here in South Carolina. The series looked at the ways in which educational institutions, parents, students, non-profits, and members of the community work together to build up our schools and prepare young people to be successful adults who are contributing members of society. Programs illustrated the challenges and opportunities for South Carolina as we look at the future of our increasingly diverse society. In this second program in the series, No Blank Slates: Family, Communities and Success and Failure in K - 12, Dr. Karl Alexander of the Johns Hopkins University and Co-author of The Long Shadow, delivers the keynote address.