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Dean Henk to Participate in 4th Street Forum on Urban Education

Released: 9/13/10

4th STREET FORUM at MILWAUKEE TURNER HALL
9th Season Begins on September 16 with 3-Part Series on Education featuring College of Education Dean, Bill Henk

URBAN TEACHING: THE TOUGHEST JOB IN AMERICA?
Teaching poor, unprepared children calls for extraordinary dedication and skill.
Are teacher training programs - and teachers - up to the challenge?


Each forum is taped in front of a studio audience for later broadcast on Milwaukee Public Television, Channel 10.1. The forums are free and open to the public. Bring your lunch and a friend. Join the discussion by asking a question of the guests.

FORUM DATE AND TIME: September 16, NOON
WHERE:
Milwaukee Turner Hall, 2nd Floor, 1034 N. 4th Street (Main entrance across from the Bradley Center on 4th; elevator access off the parking lot on 4th and Highland.)

WITH HOST RAUL VASQUEZ, Executive Management Team Member, La Causa, Inc

AND WITH GUESTS
TERRANCE FALK
was elected to the Milwaukee Public School Board in 2007 and represents District 8. Director Falk taught English and speech to MPS children for over thirty years. He was also the Juneau High School debate coach.

WILLIAM HENK, Ed.D.
is the dean of the Marquette University College of Education. Professor Henk writes and speaks on K-12 literacy, best practices in reading and writing, and other issues concerning urban teacher education.

VERONICA MANCHENO
is a teacher at Loyola Academy High School, an educational program of the Council for the Spanish Speaking. Loyola serves at risk youth as an MPS alternative partnership school. The Academy works with 94 students in grades 9 through 12.

STEPHANIE WALTERS is an assistant executive director for the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association, a labor union known as MTEA. She is a co-editor of The New Teacher Book and Keeping the Promise. Ms. Walters is on the editorial board of Rethinking Schools, an organization that works for education reform.

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