Register now for free tickets to a private screening of the documentary, “Giving Kids a Fighting Chance,” followed by a panel discussion of how Kansas students can obtain the same great opportunities.
PRIVATE SCREENING: GIVING KIDS A FIGHTING CHANCE
Student achievement in Lyon County and all across Kansas is disappointingly low.
According to the Kansas Department of Education, 45% of Lyon County 10th-graders are below grade level in Math; 39% are at grade level but still need remedial training, and only 16% are on track for college and career.
Achievement unfortunately has been declining over the years in Kansas. But not in Florida.
Low-income 4th-graders in Florida have gone from about the worst in the nation in 1998 to the best in the nation now.
Florida’s remarkable turnaround is the subject of a short documentary entitled “Giving Kids a Fighting Chance.”
Register now for free tickets to the movie followed by a discussion of how Kansas students can obtain the same great opportunities.
Join us Friday, January 22nd. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., the program starts at 6:30 p.m.
The program includes:
- Giving Kids a Fighting Chance – a 35-minute film documenting how Florida officials produced remarkable gains in student achievement
- Panel discussion – with Dave Trabert, CEO of Kansas Policy Institute and (invited) Senator Jeff Longbine, Representatives Ron Highland, Mark Schreiber, and Eric Smith, and school district officials.
- Friday, January 22, 2021
Doors open at 6:00 pm, the program starts at 6:30 pm
- Emporia Humanitarian Center
215 West Sixth Ave.
Tickets are free, but space is limited to allow for adequate space for social distancing.