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'Teaching: Reclaiming the Craft' brings educators, leaders to PDX April 14

The College of Education (COE) and the School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) at the University of Oregon will present Teaching: Reclaiming the Craft, a public presentation/forum bringing teacher and student voices together to facilitate a richer dialogue between educators, students, and the media outside the confines of academic schedules and news deadlines. The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Parkrose Middle School in Portland, Ore. and is free to the public though seating is limited. (register)

Dale Russakoff, author of The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools, will deliver the opening keynote. The book is a journalistic account of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s troubled $100 million attempt to turn around Newark, N.J. schools.

Ms. Russakoff’s keynote will be followed panel discussions representing teacher and student voices. Oregon educators, students, journalists, and the public are invited to join societal narratives about teaching, student achievement, and school reform. Hillary Lake, a reporter at KATU-TV and SOJC doctoral program graduate, will moderate. UO journalism students will be onsite with video cameras to capture attendees’ reflections on teacher and student voice during the hour leading up to the formal event. Responses will be curated and made accessible shortly following the event.

Other featured guests include:

  • Betsy Hammond, The Oregonian
  • Rob Manning, Oregon Public Broadcasting
  • Hanna Vaandering, Oregon Education Association
  • Julie Smith, Chalkboard Project
  • Jose da Silva, Springfield HS
  • Melody Hughes, Roosevelt HS
  • Student panelists

Dale Russakoff spent 28 years as a reporter for the Washington Post, covering politics, education, social policy, and other topics. The Prize, serialized in The New Yorker, is her first book. Hillary Lake started her television news career in 2008 as a general assignment reporter at KOBI-TV in Medford. She has worked with NBC News to help file stories for the Today show and NBC Nightly News. Hillary earned her bachelor of arts degree in communication from Southern Oregon University, and her master’s and doctoral degrees from the SOJC.

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