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Sam Chaltain discusses 'Our School: Searching for Community in the Era of Choice' Monday, May 19, 2014, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Sam Chaltain discusses 'Our School: Searching for Community in the Era of Choice'
Event typeAuthor Readings/Lectures
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 1 - Microsoft Auditorium
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryChaltain documents a year in the life of two schools in the nation's capital -- one a new charter school just opening its doors, the other a neighborhood school that first opened in 1924.
Description"Sam Chaltain has thought long and hard about what makes a good school, and how to solve that riddle for as many of our country’s students as possible. In 'Our School,' he describes the year he spent at a traditional public school and a charter school in Washington, D.C. His aim is not to compare -- it’s to find the commonalities that make for success and deploy that wisdom to make school choice a plus for all students, rather than a new dividing line. It’s the worthiest of goals, attained with mastery." -- Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate

Chaltain is a national educator and organizational change consultant based in Washington, DC. He was the National Director of the Forum for Education and Democracy and the founding director of the Five Freedoms Project. His writings have appeared in magazines and newspapers, including the Washington Post, Education Week and USA Today. A periodic contributor to CNN and Huffington Post, Chaltain is also the author or co-author of six previous books.
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NotesLibrary events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required.

Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Company. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Recorded for PodcastThis event will be recorded for future podcast.
Contact Info*Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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