Special Lecture

"The Prize: Who's in Charge of America's Schools?"

by Dale Russakoff

Co-sponsored with the School of Education and Social Policy and the
Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

Tuesday, December 1, 2015  •  4:00-5:30 p.m.
McCormick Foundation Center Forum, Medill
1870 Campus Drive, Evanston Campus

Watch a video of Russakoff's lecture.

Dale Russakoff

In The Prize, first-time author and former Washington Post reporter Dale Russakoff details how a mayor, a school superintendent, and a governor set out with $100 million from a social media billionaire—and the best of intentions—to transform Newark, New Jersey’s beleaguered public school system into a model of educational excellence. Against the backdrop of a community plagued by some of the highest levels of poverty and violence in the nation, Russakoff chronicles the successes and failures of this five-year experiment in school reform. She also heads into the city’s classrooms, where she paints compelling portraits of those most affected—the teachers, the principals, and their students. 

Read more about The Prize, or view a pdf of the flyer.

Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Ellen Dunleavy at ipr@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3395.