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The Ancona School Hosts 50 Years of Diversity:

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2013-02-20 08:21:38 - Teaching and Learning at The Ancona School on March 2, 2013 -- An Education Symposium Examining Ancona’s Trailblazing Beginnings and Findings in Creating an Intentionally Interracial School.

CHICAGO, February 20, 2013 -- Known for its deeply rooted commitments to diversity and multicultural curriculum, The Ancona School has maintained an impressive breadth of diversity since opening its doors in 1962. Built by parents empowered by the Civil Rights Movement, it’s no surprise that diversity and social justice are in the school’s DNA. In celebration of 50 years, Ancona will host its first major event examining the challenges and rewards of intentional diversity in education. 50 Years of Diversity: Teaching and Learning at The Ancona School takes place Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at The Ancona School, 4770 South Dorchester Avenue, Chicago, IL.

The symposium is open to parents, educators, school leadership and diversity-in-education

enthusiasts. Ancona will provide substantive research and content on issues related to authentic diversity in education. Moderated by Head of School, Bonnie L. Wishne, the day will begin with a panel discussion led by the following key education and diversity thought leaders:

Gene Batiste, Ed.D - National Association of Independent Schools
Enora Brown, Ph.D - DePaul University
Diana Slaughter-Defoe, Ph.D. - University of Pennsylvania
Barbara Schneider, Ph.D. - Michigan State University

The panel discussion will be followed by a question and answer session, workshops, collective poster walk and closing remarks by Ancona’s Head of School who maintains that questions of diversity and equity are as pertinent to schools today as they were 50 years ago.

Symposium Schedule At-A-Glance
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Check-in
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks - Head of School, Bonnie L. Wishne
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Panel Discussion and Q&A
11:15 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Choice of Two Break-out Sessions and Lunch
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Poster Walk
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks – Head of School, Bonnie L. Wishne

Symposium Links:
Explore Ancona at for more information.

For additional information, please contact Fiona Green at 773.322.1724 or 773.924.2356 Ext. 224.

Press Information:
The Ancona School

4770 South Dorchester Ave. Chicago, IL.

Contact Person:
Fiona Green
Director of Marketing, Communications and Admissions
Phone: 773-924-2356
email: email


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