RVANews Live #007: The State of Education in Richmond, Virginia

It’s time to get together again! And you know we’ll put the “fun” in “education”…and turn it into a whole new word?

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If you’ve been following our EDU FAQ series, you know that there is simply an overwhelming amount of data to sort through and understand regarding Richmond Public Schools and their various issues. Big huge thanks to Teresa Cole for helping us understand it a little better–OK a lot better.

But sometimes, we’ve gotta just sit around in a room and talk to people about their experiences in order to fully understand what the heck is going on. So, as always, we bring you a night that will inform you, entertain you, and fill you with beer.

RVANews Live #007: The State of Education in Richmond, Virginia will feature conversations and Q&A with four separate and wonderful people–all involved in some aspect with our schools.

Get your tickets now!

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Garet Prior

The man behind Richmond Forward, Garet’s mission is to help communities advocate for themselves, and he’s starting with education. And, of course, we wrote an article about it all. Oh, and we did a podcast featuring Garet, too.

This conversation will be moderated by Teresa Cole, our education writer extraordinaire (and we do mean extraordinaire).

Jeff Bourne

An attorney by day and school board member by night (or by morning, afternoon, or evening–whenever duty calls), Jeff is…really busy. He’s also got a really interesting perspective on how RPS interacts with the City and what it takes to get things done.

Damon Jiggetts

As the guy in charge of Peter Paul Development Center, Damon Jiggetts spends his time attempting to fill in the academic gaps in the lives of children in the East End. He’s our representative for the children, and he’ll be able to speak to what they and their families need.
You might remember a piece we did recently on Peter Paul’s mentorship program.

Libby Germer

Libby podcasted her way into our hearts when she talked to Blaine Lay of the Two People Podcast. She’s a teacher at George Wythe High School, and she’s made it her business to interest her students in capturing the history of their own neighborhoods. How cool is that, man?

The Details

  • Wednesday, June 1st • Doors at 5:00 PM, Program starts at 6:00 PM
  • Coalition Theater, 8 W. Broad Street
  • $15 with a cash bar

Buy tickets now!

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