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Lyman Moore To Host Public Policy Showcase

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Lyman Moore To Host Public Policy Showcase
Posted on 05/23/2017
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The public is invited to a Public Policy Showcase that seventh-graders at Lyman Moore Middle School will present on Thursday, May 25, from 9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

There will be more than 35 presentations on a wide range of policy topics. Invited guest 'judges' include Portland’s mayor and schools superintendent and other local leaders.

The approach is ‘Think globally, act locally,’ so the idea is for the students to pick national or international issues and then look for ways to make change locally, explained Moore social studies teacher David Hilton. “We're working hard to help students develop the skills to become good global citizens. We think this work gives them a real-world opportunity to practice recognizing perspectives, communicating ideas, and taking action of issues students care about,” he said.

Hilton said Moore is partnering with the Institute for Humane Education (IHE) and Americans Who Tell the Truth (AWTT). Students who excel at Moore’s “local showcase” will be invited to participate in IHE's Solutionary Summit or AWTT's Samantha Smith Challenge, both in early June, Hilton said.