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Full-Service Community Schools Discussions

Dr. Jeanita Richardson, University of Virginia, will speak on  Looking Backward to Plan Ahead:  Lessons for the Community and Full-Service School Movement on Thursday, November 6, at 7:00 pm in the Toyota Auditorium at the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy.  Her talk is sponsored by the College of Education, Health & Human Sciences, University-Assisted Community Schools, The Haslam Scholars Program, and the Baker Center.  Dr. Richardson is a professor and author.  Her scholarship highlights the nexus between the health and learning readiness of children and the role of culturally respectful approaches to research.

In addition, Dr. Richardson will be a member of a panel discussion about Full-Service Community Schools on Friday, November 7, at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria of the Pond Gap Community School (1401 Hollywood Road, Knoxville).  The other panelists are:  Randy Boyd, CEO of Petsafe; Blenza Davis, retired principal; Gloria Johnson, teacher and Tennessee legislator; and Ronda Mostella, University-Assisted Community School music teacher and UT student.

We hope that you, as well as your students, are able to join us for one or both events.  Both events are free and open to the public. Please review the flyer for more information.