Ferris State University’s Economic Inequality Initiative is hosting speaker Sunil Joy on Wednesday, October 12th in Michigan College of Optometry Atrium. Refreshments and conversation will take place between 4:30 and 5:15pm, followed by the presentation and Q&A from 5:15 to 6:30pm in MCO 210.
Sunil Joy is the Senior Data and Policy Analyst at The Education Trust – Michigan. The Education Trust-Midwest is a non-partisan, statewide education research, information, and advocacy organization focused on what is best for Michigan students, particularly low-income, African American, Latino and American Indian students. They provide data driven information and expertise to our state’s families, educators, and policy and civic leaders about how to make Michigan a top education state and close out achievement gaps.
During his presentation, Sunil Joy will talk about the fact that more struggling readers could be held back under new legislation. There’s a battle being waged in Lansing about children in the third grade. New legislation would prohibit schools from promoting students to the fourth grade if they read at a second-grade level or lower.
For more information, please contact Shana Schadler at 231-591-3846 or via email at .