From the Field: Simone Gordon Shares Her Experience as an Intern in the Distict of Columbia Public Schools

Working in the nation’s capital - one of the country’s most diverse and highly watched school districts - I have had the opportunity to learn and contribute to the work of managing an urban school district. Through the Urban Educators Leadership Initiative Program (UELIP) I have spent the last three months interning in the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Central Office. It is great, as a future educator, to witness how reforms are made at the district level and then communicated and implemented at the school level.

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Civic Engagement in the Era of New Media: A New York Life SymposiumWednesday, March 16, 2011, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Schomburg Center (515 Malcolm X Boulevard @ 135th Street New York, NY 10031) Register Now!

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One of the most pressing questions of our time is how we can join together using social media and digital tools and content to influence public policy. Everything from revolutions to the environment and health is shaped by how we connect, document, and change our lives. Join our interactive discussion with community organizers and practitioners in the field of new media. Learn practical tips and tools about implementing digital and social media for organizations and causes you care about. Explore the challenges to the integration of media activism and direct civic engagement. At the reception following, mingle with people from a cross-section of fields and endeavors.