How to Create Possibility for Youth on the Margins

Peter returns to Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss’s radio show to talk with Dan Grego, the Executive Director of Milwaukee’s TransCenter for Youth.

Peter’s introduction summarizes the state of school reform efforts today. The discussion shows how Dan’s work is a sharp contrast to current approaches that call for better management or different curricula. He shares practical, simple and effective ideas that show how educators like him are creating conditions where youth with no possibility, find possibility.

Click here to listen. Running time: 00:34:02

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About the Lead Author

Daniel Grego
Daniel Grego
Daniel Grego is Executive Director of Milwaukee's TransCenter for Youth. He began working for TransCenter for Youth in 1980, first as a teacher, then for twelve years as the Director of Shalom High School. In 1993, he became TransCenter’s Director of Educational Services. He was appointed the Executive Director in 2002. Dr. Grego graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He earned his Ph.D. in Education and Environmental Philosophy from the Graduate School of The Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Grego has led workshops or has been a guest speaker for the Centre for British Teachers, the Academy for Educational Development, the National Network for Youth, the National Youth Employment Coalition, the American Youth Policy Forum, the National Council of State Legislatures, the Children’s Defense Fund, the National Governors Association, the Buck Institute for Education, the American Educational Research Association, the Alternative Education Resource Organization, and at numerous forums and conferences focusing on education issues, particularly alternative education for “at-risk” youth, charter schools, and school choice.

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