City Club of Eugene

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Friday, January 11, 2013 - 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Oregon Education: Looking Around The Corner

Guest Speaker: Dr. Rudy Crew, Oregon Chief Education Officer

Dr. Rudy Crew will talk about transforming the education system through change, choices, and a mutual understanding among all stakeholders. He will describe some ways to make long-term investments that can inspire teaching and learning. Such investments can provide diverse opportunities for all Oregonians to gain the essential knowledge and skills to make their hopes and dreams become realities.

Crew began his career as a teacher in Worcester, MA, and most recently served as a professor of clinical education at the USC Rossier School of Education. His distinguished career includes many positions of successful leadership, particularly in urban settings. As Chancellor of New York City schools, he led several reforms, including adoption of curriculum standards and school-based budgeting. As Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, he helped craft a strategic plan that contributed to increased student achievement and academic and conduct standards. He directed the district reform initiatives at the Stupski foundation to promote comprehensive systems improvement.

Rudy Crew is a native of Poughkeepsie, NY, and holds a doctorate in educational administration from University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has been honored as Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators and serves on many advisory groups that focus on improving K-12 public education.

Tad Shannon will ask the first question. Tad is the president of the Eugene Education Association, on leave from a position as a high school social studies and English teacher.