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NEWS RELEASE #57
Feb. 20, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
WHAT: Diversity Education Forum
WHEN:  Thursday, Feb. 22, 6 p.m. 
WHERE:  Gateway High School, 1300 S. Sable Blvd.

APS STEPPING UP SUCCESS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS

Recent figures show that Black men are becoming a rare sight on our college campuses, but Aurora Public Schools wants that to change.

As an important step in helping our young African American males succeed in our classrooms and be prepared for a bright future, APS will hold a community discussion featuring nationally known achievement expert Dr. Chance Lewis.

Dr. Lewis, an Assoc. Professor at Texas A&M University, published author and national speaker, brings his expertise in teaching, learning and culture to inspire a change on how to prepare these students for a future of success.

His focus on African American student issues and effective teaching strategies will help APS staff recognize and teach to specific student needs.

Helping every student reach their true learning potential is a responsibility Aurora Public Schools takes seriously.  By giving our staff, parents and students the necessary tools we can build strong learners who turn in to tomorrow’s leaders.

This forum is a part of Aurora’s continuing effort to support diversity and falls in Black History Month.

**Attn. Desks/Reporters/Photographers interested in covering this story, contact Melissa Reeves, APS Communication Specialist (#720-333-6006, cell)  Interviews with Dr. Lewis, teachers, parents and students may be available on request.

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Communication Services

Georgia Durán, Director
303-344-8060, ext. 28015
FAX: 303-326-1939
e-mail: grduran@aps.k12.co.us
http://www.aps.k12.co.us/communications

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