Price to speak on urban school reform
Posted April 15, 2009; 01:10 p.m.
Hugh Price, a visiting scholar at Princeton and the former president of the National Urban League, will present a talk titled "Urban School Reform: Thinking and Looking Outside the Box" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Price this fall began a five-year appointment as the John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
In addition to serving as president of the National Urban League from 1994 to 2003, Price has been a vice president of the Rockefeller Foundation focusing on at-risk youth, a senior vice president of the Thirteen/WNET public television station in New York and a member of the editorial board of The New York Times, writing about education and criminal justice.
Price is the author of three books, "Mobilizing the Community to Help Students Succeed," "Achievement Matters: Getting Your Child the Best Education Possible" and "Destination: The American Dream."
The lecture is sponsored by the Wilson School.