American Education Week will feature education advocate and MacArthur Fellow Deborah Meier, who will be on campus on Monday, Nov. 12. She will attend a Q&A session at 2 p.m. in DeGarmo Hall 551, and then give a talk that evening at 7 p.m. titled Playing for Keeps: Life and Learning on the Public School Playground in Braden Auditorium of Bone Student Center. A book signing will follow the evening event, which is sponsored by College of Education.
Meier is a senior scholar at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development as well as a board member of the Coalition of Essential Schools. She spent 45 years working in K-12 public schools in New York City (East Harlem) and Boston (Roxbury). Meier founded several highly successful, small, democratically run, urban schools. The first educator to receive a MacArthur Fellowship, she is the author of several books, including Will Standards Save Public Education and In Schools We Trust.
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