Reducing Health Disparities to Close the Achievement Gap: A BPS Forum
On behalf of the Boston Public Schools (BPS) Health and Wellness Task Force, I am writing to warmly invite you to attend Reducing Health Disparities to Close the Achievement Gap: A BPS Forum. The forum will take place in the Boston Public Library’s Rabb Auditorium on Tuesday, December 13th from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. If you have not done so already, please RSVP to attend via the following link: bpshealth.eventbrite.com
At the forum, Mayor Menino and BPS Superintendent, Carol R. Johnson, will provide remarks. Dr. Charles Basch, Richard March Hoe Professor of Health Education, Columbia University Teachers College, will give the keynote address, “Healthier Students are Better Learners: A Missing Link in School Reform.” The forum will conclude with a roundtable discussion with several community leaders, including City Councilor Ayanna Pressley and Boston Public Health Commissioner, Dr. Barbara Ferrer.
By attending the forum, you will learn about “Healthy Connections,” the district’s health and wellness strategic plan, engage with educators and community partners that work to reduce health disparities and close the achievement gap, and help identify opportunities for community partners, funders, and other key stakeholders to support and collaborate with BPS on efforts to improve student health and wellness.
Thank you for your time and efforts to support the health and wellness of Boston youth! We hope to see you at the forum.
Jill Carter, EdM, MA
Executive Director, Health and Wellness Department
Boston Public Schools