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March 3, 2008
CONTACT: Pamela Young
pamela.young@emich.edu 734.487.4400

Urban education expert to address use of education to transform impoverished communities

YPSILANTI — Pedro Noguera, executive director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, will speak at Eastern Michigan University, Thursday, March 13, 7:30 p.m. at Porter Auditorium, Porter Building.

Noguera’s lecture is entitled, “The Schools We Need: The Limits and Possibilities of Using Education to Transform Impoverished Communities.” The lecture is free and open to the public. There will be a reception and book signing following the lecture.

Noguera is a professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at New York University. His two latest books are, “Unfinished Business: Closing the Racial Achievement Gap in Our Schools,” and “Beyond Resistance: Youth Activism and Community Change: New Democratic Possibilities for Practice and Policy for America's Youth.”

Noguera has published more than one hundred and fifty research articles, monographs and research reports on topics such as urban school reform, conditions that promote student achievement, youth violence, the potential impact of school choice and vouchers on urban public schools, and race and ethnic relations in American society.

This is the last lecture in the Porter Chair Lecture and Symposium Series. For more information, call 734.487.7120, ext. 2501.


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