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Federal Education Policy is Topic of Next UNH Sidore Lecture Feb. 19

By Lori Wright, Media Relations
February 4, 2009

Federal education policy is the topic of the next Saul O Sidore Memorial Lecture at Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009.

The lecture, “The Next Generation of Education Policy: Moving Beyond No Child Left Behind,” begins at 4 p.m. in the MUB Theatre II. Gary Orfield, professor of education, law, political science and urban planning at UCLA, is the featured speaker.

Orfield researches civil rights, education policy, urban policy, and minority opportunity. He was co-founder and director of the Harvard Civil Rights Project, and now serves as co-director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA. He is interested in the development and implementation of social policy, with a focus on the impact of policy on equal opportunity for success in American society.

The Saul O Sidore Memorial 2008-2009 Lecture Series is organized by the Carsey Institute, the Department of Education, and the Department of Sociology.

Sponsored by the UNH Center for the Humanities, the Saul O Sidore Memorial Lecture Series was established in 1965 in memory of Saul O Sidore of Manchester to provide programs to the university community and state of New Hampshire that raise critical and sometimes controversial issues facing society. For more information visit www.unh.edu/humanities-center/sidore.

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