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Featured Speaker Michelle Rhee on Oct. 10Posted Sep. 14, 2011
Update (posted Sept. 27): No tickets remain for An Evening with Michelle Rhee.
Kent State University at Stark invites the community to kick off the 21st season of their popular Featured Speakers Series with An Evening with Michelle Rhee. The noted reformist of public education will speak on Monday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Timken Great Hall, located in The University Center at Kent State Stark, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township.
Tickets are required for this free Featured Speakers Series lecture. Tickets may be obtained by visiting the Kent State Stark Information Desk in Main Hall, beginning Monday, Sept. 19 at 8 a.m., while supplies last. A limit of four (4) tickets will be distributed per person. Phone reservations will not be accepted.
The career of education reformist Michelle Rhee has been guided by one core principle – put students first. A former teacher, she founded The New Teacher Project to bring more excellent teachers to classrooms across the country. She was appointed as chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools in 2007. Rhee used unconventional methods to rebuild the country’s worst performing school district. After leaving the position, she founded StudentsFirst in 2010, a national movement to transform America’s public education system into the best in the world. Rhee has appeared on television shows, radio programs and in the documentary, Waiting for Superman, a film analyzing the failure of American public education.
For more information on Kent State Stark’s Featured Speakers Series, contact Cynthia Williams at 330-244-3262 or email@example.com or visit www.stark.kent.edu/about/events/featuredspeakers.