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About Town Square
Town Square is a Seattle Channel series dedicated to connecting people and ideas. With lectures, debates, and forums recorded around the city at places such as Town Hall, the Seattle Public Library, and the Central District Forum of Arts and Ideas, Town Square brings interesting and provocative conversations to cable TV and the web.
While funding is critical, improving the region's fractured education system will require more than money. At this Seattle Times LiveWire event, expert panelists with diverse backgrounds prove that truly investing in our schools means addressing factors like youth incarceration and unemployment rates, stable housing, and adult support.
Moderator: Claudia Rowe, Reporter, Seattle Times
Speakers and Panelists:
Mia Tuan, Dean, UW College of Education
Omari Amili, author and advocate
Angel Gardner, Seattle's Youth Poet Laureate 2016-2017
Nathan Gibbs-Bowling, 2016 Washington Teacher of the Year
Janis Avery, CEO, Treehouse
Justice Bobbe J. Bridge, former Washington State Supreme Court Justice