Always seeking to improve education for ALL of America’s inner-city children, Gesu School launched our Annual Symposium on Transforming Inner-City Education in 1997 to bring together funders, stakeholders, policymakers, and educators to tackle the tough issues in inner-city education today. From our first moderator, the late Tim Russert, to outstanding panelists like Stedman Graham, Joe Klein, and Paul Tough, the annual gathering brings together leading thinkers to stimulate productive conversation and energize us for our work in the field. The symposium is another way we strive for the Magis at Gesu!
Gesu School's 22nd Annual Symposium is November 1, 2019 with Keynote Pedro Noguera, distinguished professor, acclaimed author, and media commentator. Noguera will speak on the role of educators in building schools’ capacity to meet student needs. Learn more and register.
Recaps, videos, and transcripts from our past symposia:
2006 Transforming Inner-City Education: Can an Early Start Change the Outcome?
2005 How Colleges and Universities Can Partner with Faith-Based Communities to Serve Urban Children in Need
2004 Transforming Inner-City Education: Lessons from the Entrepreneurs
2003 Educational Reform: What’s Next?
2002 Children Learning Amid Stress
2001 Research and Roadblocks to Developing Young Readers
1999 The Urban Child in Peril: Can Literacy Change the Outcome?
1998 Do Faith and Vouchers Mix?
1997 Inner-City Education: Are Faith-Based Schools an Answer?