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Education Weekend events begin Friday

Alan Petersime

A new annual event aimed at starting conversations and promoting good news about education in Indianapolis will offer a series of events this weekend.

“Education weekend” begins Friday. Organized by the Central Indiana Education Alliance, a coalition of Indianapolis-area leaders in business, government, education and non-profits aimed at producing a more educated workforce, the weekend’s events will involved churches, retail businesses, universities, libraries and others in an effort to spark debate about education and introduce learning opportunities to students and the community.

Some of the weekend’s schedule include:

FRIDAY

  • A panel discussion on equity, quality and success in education. In remembrance of the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision integrating schools, a panel will discuss issues of equity in education. It will be held at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, School of Osteopathic Medicine Building, at Marian University, 3200 Cold Spring Road.
  • The Education Weekend Equity Awards for community leaders who have impacted education. The Indianapolis Rotary Club and the Central Indiana Education Alliance will announce the winners of these new awards for “unsung heroes” in education, outstanding school administrators, top teachers and standout students at 5:30 p.m. at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, 3000 Meridian St.

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

  • A special presentation of the film “Remember the Titans.” At 2 p.m. at the central branch of the Indianapolis Public Library, the movie showing will be accompanied by a chance to meet the players from Arsenal Tech High School’s state champion basketball team and learn about book recommendations for kids.
  • Faith based outreach. Organizers are aiming for 150 “touch points,” such as sermons, conversations or other education-related activities, at churches, mosques and synagogues across the city.

For more information, go here.

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