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Come for a lively 90 minute discussion and panel on these themes and learn more about Nuestra Escuela, IDEA, and what can happen in Boulder. There are a great deal of movies, articles and conversations surrounding education at the moment. The movie “Waiting for Superman” has focused attention on charter schools and the role of teachers unions. The flm “Race to Nowhere” has folks rethinking how we define success and a quality education. However, there is all too little talk about what the deep purpose of our schools should be and the tangible practices that can take place on the local level to spur real reform. Come for a lively 90 minute discussion and panel on these themes and learn more about Nuestra Escuela, The Institute for Democratic Education in America (IDEA), and what can happen in Boulder. Nuestra Escuela is a powerful model for what can happen when values of love and respect guide the mission of a school that embraces the realities of challenging social circumstances (poverty, violence, drugs, family breakdown, etc) while fercely believing in their students ability to become independent and interdependent citizens. The Institute for Democratic Education in America (IDEA) is an emerging national organization focused on ensuring that youth are meaningful involved in their education while gaining the tools to create a more just, democratic, and sustainable world. IDEA launched publicly in May 2010 and is making signifcant inroads incutting across all the rhetoric and building a dynamic network of educators, youth, parents, researchers, and decision-makers capable of leading reform at local, regional, and national levels. October 27th 6:30-8:30 PM New Vista High School 700 20th St Boulder, CO 80302

Featuring the founders, staff, and students of Nuestra Escuela in Puerto Rico, Dana Bennis, Research and Policy Director of IDEA, and Scott Nine, Executive Director of IDEA.

Sponsored by: The Parent Engagement Network, IDEA, Boulder Valley School District


Education and the Need for Transformation