Edgewood College Presents Screening of "Precious Knowledge"
1/9/2012 11:34 AM
Madison, Wis. (September 6, 2011) - Edgewood College offers a timely opportunity to engage in a topic that fuels current public debate and discourse.
A screening of the documentary "Precious Knowledge"
5:00 - 7:00pm, Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Edgewood College - Anderson Auditorium
No Admission Charge
This documentary interweaves the stories of students in the Mexican American Studies Program at Tucson High School. While 48 percent of Mexican American students currently drop out of high school, Tucson High's Mexican American Studies Program has become a national model of education success, with an average 93 percent of enrolled students graduating from high school and 85 percent going on to attend college.
The filmmakers spent an entire year in the classroom filming this innovative social justice curriculum, documenting the transformative impact on students who become engaged,
informed, and active in the their communities.
About Edgewood College
Located in Madison, WI, Edgewood College is a liberal
arts Catholic college in the Dominican tradition, with 2,500
undergraduate and graduate students. It offers more than 40
academic and professional programs, including master’s
degrees in business, education, nursing, and other fields,
and a doctoral degree in educational leadership. For more
information about Edgewood College, please visit
www.edgewood.edu or call Ed Taylor in Marketing &
Communications at 608-663-2333.