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Future of Education Series to Present Mark Roosevelt

Mark RooseveltYELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – February 25, 2011 –  Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt, the former superintendent of the Pittsburgh Schools, will deliver a public address on Saturday, March 5, as part of the Future of Education series, a collaboration with the Yellow Springs school district.  

Roosevelt has focused his career on politics, public policy, and education for decades. As a Massachusetts state representative he guided passage of the 1993 Education Reform Act. He directed the Gordon Public Policy Center at Brandeis University and taught courses on U.S. History and public policy at Brandeis and Carnegie Mellon. While superintendent of the Pittsburgh Schools, he created the innovative Pittsburgh Promise program.

The series has featured MacArthur Genius Award winner Deborah Meier '66, Collegiate Institute assistant principal Shadia Alvarez '96, and Miami University's associate vice president for academic affairs, Michael E. Dantley.

The Future of Education, a partnership between the Morgan Fellows at Antioch College and the Yellow Springs schools to stimulate new and innovative thinking about the future of education in Yellow Springs. The series is a major component of the Class of 2020 Initiative, a process to create a strategic plan for the public schools.

Below is the schedule of remaining events.

Saturday, March 5, 3:00-5:00 p.m. – Mark Roosevelt
Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt has focused on politics, public policy, and education for decades. As a Massachusetts state representative he guided passage of the 1993 Education Reform Act. He directed the Gordon Public Policy Center at Brandeis University and taught courses on U.S. History and public policy at Brandeis and Carnegie Mellon. While Superintendent of the Pittsburgh Schools Roosevelt created the innovative Pittsburgh Promise program.
Location: Herndon Gallery, South Hall, Antioch College

Saturday, March 12, 3:00-5:00 p.m.   Adam Howard
An associate professor of education at Colby College, Howard focuses his research on the educational impact of class and privilege, and on the concerns of gay and lesbian youth. His books include Educating Elites: Class Privilege and Educational Advantage, and Learning Privilege: Lessons of Power and Identity in Affluent Schooling. His articles have appeared in the journals Education Leadership, Democracy and Education, High School Journal, and the Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy.
Location: Herndon Gallery, South Hall, Antioch College

Tuesday, March 22, 7:00-9:00 p.m. – Matt Fischer
Matt Fischer spent the first 21 years of his career creating award-winning campaigns for blue chip brands like AT&T, Amtrak, Time Magazine, Starbucks, Kraft and General Foods. Six years ago, persuaded by long-time friend, Greg Livingston, he decided to join WonderGroup in Cincinnati, where he and Livingston worked closely together to grow WonderGroup in size and stature with clients like Cincinnati Bell, Perfetti Van Melle's Airheads and Mentos, Kellogg's, Luxottica, Walt Disney Resorts, Topps, Evenflo, Heifer International, Dean Foods and more.
Location: Herndon Gallery, South Hall, Antioch College

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