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CANCELED: Seth Andrew '00 ─ Building Schools for Disenfranchised Communities: Thayer Street to the White House

Monday, March 16, 2020

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street

For up-to-date information, including campus travel restrictions, please visit the University’s COVID-19 Updates website.

Seth Andrew ’00 graduated from the NYC public schools and went on to study education at Brown and Harvard. An accidental year teaching in Korea taught him that most of what he had learned in college and grad school was dead wrong–and he’s spent the last 20 years trying to fix it. As a special education teacher, principal, superintendent, and founder of the Democracy Prep Public School network, Seth has always focused on building and turning around schools for disenfranchised communities around the world in Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, Nevada, Louisiana, and Texas as well as Liberia, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and India. The success of Democracy Builders earned him a role in President Obama’s White House as Senior Advisor, focused on education and civic technology. Seth is now working to launch a hybrid “charter college” using world-class technology for primarily first-generation college students.

Hilary Levey Friedman, Visiting Assistant Professor of Education, will moderate the Q&A portion.