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Partner in Education Featuring Trevor Muir

Lipscomb Academy is excited to welcome author, education consultant, and teacher Trevor Muir to the McCadams Athletic Center on January 7, 2019, for our third annual Partner in Education event. All educators are welcome to attend this free workshop on the real-world impacts of teaching and learning. If you'd like to learn more about Trevor Muir, please click here to visit his website.

In the spring of 2017, Lipscomb Academy launched Partner in Education - an event series which brings educational leaders from across North America to Lipscomb Academy for workshops, lectures and professional development events. Previous guests include Tom Schimmer (January 2016) and Kelly Gallagher (January 2017). More than 700 educators from across Tennessee and surrounding states have attended a Partner in Education event, representing 100+ schools. 

For more information and to register for the event, click here.

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Book Discussion with author Ansley Erickson

On December 5 at the University School of Nashville, Ansley Erickson will discuss her book, Making the Unequal Metropolis: School Desegregation and Its Limits.

Ansley T. Erickson is a historian at Columbia University who focuses on educational inequality and urban and metropolitan history. Her first book, Making the Unequal Metropolis: School Desegregation and Its Limits (University of Chicago Press, 2016) tells the story of persistent inequality in Nashville, Tennessee's metropolitan school district during periods of segregation and desegregation. Parnassus Books will be on hand for the evening with copies of the book to buy and have signed.

Focused on the evolving educational landscape of Nashville over nearly seven decades, in The City and Its Schools: How Nashville Made and Remade Inequality, Erickson examines how land-use decisions, the pursuit of economic growth, and curricula have shaped ongoing injustices in the way students learn and are taught.

For more information, call 615-327-3877.

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Tennessee Local Food Summit

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Middle Tennessee farmland once fed Nashville, and it will again. As a peak year-end event fostering this change, the Tennessee Local Food Summit is November 30 – December 2, 2018.

Sponsored by Barefoot Farmer, LLC , it will feature Nashville’s best chefs offering delicious, locally grown organic meals during a full day of educational workshops, networking, and the celebration of Nashville’s existing local food movement.

Join us at Montgomery Bell Academy as we learn how to grow your own food, where local food is available and how to use it; explore how local food can provide jobs while improving the care of our Tennessee lands and waters; and explore our mission of promoting the production and consumption of healthy local food.

For tickets and more information, visit the Tennessee Local Food Summit website.

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6:00 PM18:00

Asking the Right Questions: A Guide for Parents to Partner with Schools

Hosted by the University School of Nashville, NAIS is presenting a workshop during the People of Color Conference (POCC) on November 27.

About the Workshop: In this workshop, parents and guardians will learn a strategy they can use to partner more effectively with their children’s educators. The goal is to provide new tools to support, monitor, and advocate for their child’s education.

About the Presenter: The Right Question Institute (RQI) is a nonprofit organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Luz Santana, co-director of RQI and co-author of Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions, has spent 30 years as an advocate for students, parents, schools and low-income communities. She came to the U.S. mainland from Puerto Rico, and her experiences navigating the welfare system and other public institutions while earning an associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree–and raising a family–have shaped her approach.

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Book Discussion with author Jeff Hobbs

Harding Academy will host New York Times bestselling author Jeff Hobbs as part of their Don Schwartz Distinguished Educator Speaker Series.

In The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League, Hobbs documents the life of his roommate and best friend from college. Robert Peace was born in an impoverished neighborhood outside Newark nicknamed “Illtown.” His mother worked long hours, mostly in kitchens, and his father was in prison for murder. Through a rare and delicate interplay of intelligence, ambition, luck, and sacrifice, Peace earned admission to Yale, where he majored in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry and graduated with distinction. He also sold marijuana to his fellow classmates. Almost exactly nine years after graduation, Peace was murdered violently, in a drug related homicide, in a basement one mile from the house he’d grown up in.

This is a story about America, its cities and their challenges, education and access and entitlement, identity and the forces that shape it, and the continuing national psychosis of race – unveiled in all their complicated gray areas through this intimate portrait of a singular individual. Peace was a Yale graduate, and he was a drug dealer. He was also a teacher, a coach, a scientist, a traveler, a friend, and above all a son. The rises and falls of his journey force us out of our bubbles to take an honest look at our failures – both individual and systemic. Could Robert Peace’s life have been saved somehow? Possibly, but possibly not. Could the life of a young man or woman be saved by learning of Peace’s story? Absolutely.

Join us Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM in The Henderson Theater at Harding Academy to hear Mr. Hobbs discuss access, inclusion, and other topics we all face in our daily lives.

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6:30 PM18:30

Promoting Compassion and Emotional Wellness in Children and Teens

Please join us in the Jewell Hall of Fame Room at Battle Ground Academy for this informative parent program about depression and anxiety in children and teens. This panel discussion will include mental health experts from Nashville Child and Family Wellness Center who will share ways to identify signs of each, how to help a child who is struggling, and information on evidence-based treatments. The panelists will also address the myths and realities surrounding suicide in children and teens. Families attending will learn how to incorporate respect and compassion when facing these challenging issues as well as how to support their child’s overall emotional wellness.

Please RSVP here and contact Layne Pickett, with questions.

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