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Online discussion site NewTalk (www.NewTalk.org) will host a three-day conversation about restoring order and respect in public schools. What are students learning in schools plagued by chronic disrespect, disorder, and disregard for the authority of educators? Why do
schools tolerate classroom disorder? How should schools respond to chronically
misbehaving students and to their parents? Over the course of the three-day
discussion, these and other questions will be addressed by a panel of
education-policy experts, including:
- Jean Johnson, Public Agenda
- Jonathan Cohen, Center for Social and Emotional Education
- Richard Arum, New York University Steinhard School of Education
- Josh Phillips, Uncommon Schools
- Charles C. Haynes, First Amendment Center
- Jeff Abbott, Indiana
University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.
Contact: Jessie duPont, Goodman Media
International, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212/576-2700 x223.
”The Wondrous World of the First Amendment: An Encyclopedic
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Knight Conference Center at the Newseum, 555
Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C., 8th Floor (6th Street entrance, Rooms
Book:Encyclopedia of the First Amendment (2008), editors John Vile, David L.
Hudson Jr., and David
Policinski, vice president and executive director, First Amendment
Michael McConnell, 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
O’Neil, director, Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free
Aug. 15 – Dec. 31"Banned and recovered: Artists respond to censorship"
An exhibition at
More than 60 artists interpret banned or challenged books in their chosen
medium in response to the suppression of literary art.Exhibit: San
Francisco Center for the Book, Aug. 15-Nov. 26, 2008
300 De Haro St.
Francisco, CA 94131
Gallery hours Mon.-Fri., 10-5; Sat. 12-4
reception: Fri., Aug.15, 6-8 p.m.
Exhibit: African American Museum and Library at Oakland, Sep. 5-Dec.
659 14th St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Gallery hours Tues.-Sat.,
Public reception: Fri., Sep. 5, 6-8 p.m.
Topics of Our Times: First Amendment Center Events
Conference Center at the Newseum, 8th Floor (6th Street entrance, Rooms
The First Amendment Center, in conjunction with the Newseum,
hosts a series of First Amendment-related evening events, including book events.
Many of the most timely and controversial topics of our times are discussed by
some of the leading authorities in the nation. New and forthcoming books will
also be profiled.
Join us for rich conversation conducted at a unique forum.