NAACP leaders brainstorm ways to improve education


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Ohio NAACP leaders held a statewide meeting in Youngstown on Saturday morning to discuss how to improve education for African American students.

Members came from as far as Lima for the Emergency Education Summit.

Attendees said they tackled issues like preventing the state from taking over school districts like it did at Youngstown City Schools.

They also talked about how to get parents more involved in their students’ learning.

Some of the leaders at the event seemed to agree that separating special needs students is part of the problem.

“We have too many special education units housed in one building, which that’s against the law too,” said Willi Ann Moore.

The group later reconvened at East High School, where a fight shut down the school for the day in March. There, they discussed how to prevent fights like that from happening at other schools.

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