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Parkway Focuses on Eliminating the Achievement Gap

More than 400 Parkway teachers and administrators will attend Larry Bell's presentation, "Eliminating the Achievement Gap - Part II" on Tuesday, June 8, at Parkway Central High. Bell is a nationally-known motivational speaker and former classroom teacher. His practical strategies for teaching students at risk of failure, developed during 15 years of teaching and 9 years of consulting with schools, have won him several professional distinctions and awards. He has been the keynote speaker for many conferences, including the National Association of Multicultural Education Conference. Bell's presentation will focus on topics including "The Power Teacher's 'Perfect Classroom,'" "Five Major Obstacles Facing African-American Male Students" and "Cross Cultural Communication and Discipline."