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"Be Heard": 4th Street Forum | Troubled Children

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This week at the 4th Street Forum: This week, the 4th Street Forum focuses on the challenges many students face in our school system. Children cannot check their home lives at the door when they come to school, and oftentimes have difficulties finding the support they need in the classroom. These distractions, from a young age on, can have a profound impact on how a student performs and the level at which expectations are set. Who do we consider "troubled children?" Where will the resources to help this student population come from? Can traditional methods be used to solve the problem?

Hear remarks from the distinguished group of panelists, including Hillary Wynn (Adolescent and Child Psychiatrist and CEO of Collective Focus Speaking and Training Options), Wilbur Holmes (Student at MPS's Transition High School), Ed Valent (Former MPS Educator, Currently at Catapult Learning), and Latish Reed (Assistant Professor at UW-Milwaukee's Department of Administrative Leadership and Urban Education):

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Catch this episode of 4th Street Forum on Friday at 10PM and Sunday morning at 9am on Milwaukee Public Television (Channel 10.1).

The 4th Street Forum is back next week with "Newspapers in Decline: A Threat To Democracy and Community" The fourth estate is on its knees. Investigations, exposures, & all the hometown news seem in jeopardy. Can democracy survive without a vibrant local press?

More information on the 4th Street Forum is available at their website. You can also check out the embarrassment of riches that is their video archives here .

Produced by: Adam Carr