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Jonathan Kozol - The author discusses 'Letters to a Young Teacher'. Readings & Lectures Thu., October 18, 7:30pm  Price: Free Lyndale Congregational Church Of Christ - 810 W 31st St. Minneapolis   Jonathan Kozol to speak Oct. 19 at Professional Conference 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----  Author and activist Jonathan Kozol, a passionate advocate for poor children, will speak at the 2007 Education Minnesota Professional Conference on Friday, Oct. 19.   Kozol will deliver the Friday keynote address at 8:45 a.m. at Saint Paul RiverCentre, and will follow up at 10 a.m. with a discussion session focusing on the learning gap and its impact on disadvantaged students.  Before and after those sessions, he will sign copies of his new book, “Letters to a Young Teacher,” which will be published this month. The book will be for sale both days of the conference.   Kozol, who previously spoke at the 2001 Professional Conference, has spent most of his adult life teaching, speaking and writing about the unequal social, economic and educational conditions that affect the lives of inner-city students.    His first work of nonfiction, “Death at an Early Age: The Destruction of the Hearts and Minds of Negro Children in the Boston Public Schools,” won a National Book Award and is now considered a classic in the education field. Kozol’s other works include “Savage Inequalities,” “Amazing Grace,” “Rachel and Her Children,” “Ordinary Resurrections” and “Shame of the Nation.”   The Professional Conference is free and open to the public. On Oct. 18, the first day of the conference, author Mark Victor Hansen, coauthor of "Chicken Soup for the Teacher's Soul," will be the keynote speaker.

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