Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Newark Library to Host Panel Discussion Regarding Education

Newark, New Jersey: The Newark Public Library will hold an event regarding education on Thursday, September 10th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The event, which will be held in the Main Library's Centennial Hall, will feature a book signing for Dale Russakoff's The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools?, a reception, and a panel discussion. 

According to the Newark Public Library, "The Prize offers an insider’s view of the reform movement in public education in Newark and examines the effects of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million gift to the schools".

Panelists will include Shané Harris of The Prudential Foundation, teacher and advoacate Mary Bennett, and Ryan Hill of KIPP New Jersey Charter Schools. Richard Roper of The Roper Group will be the moderator.

Refreshments will be served to attendees. This program is free and open to the public, though the first 100 attendees who are either Newark residents or educators will receive a free copy of the book if they bring identification. These 100 books will be given away compliments of the Victoria Foundation, according to the library.  Copies of the book will also be available for purchase. 

Registration is required for this event, and can be made by calling (973) 733-7793, or by sending an email to library@npl.org.

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