Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Joanne Jacobs book reading at WEDJ charter school

Current education blogger and veteran columnist Joanne Jacobs has a new book out chronicling the first graduating class of the Downtown College Prep, a charter school in San Jose, California that caters to mostly poor, Mexican-American families, from their freshmen year all the way through graduation. The book is titled Our School : The Inspiring Story of Two Teachers, One Big Idea, and the School That Beat the Odds and Joanne will be in the District next Thursday for a book signing where she will also speak.

The event will take place on Thursday, May 11 at 5:30 pm at William E. Doar Jr. (WEDJ) Public Charter School for the Performing Arts. The school's address is
705 Edgewood St. NE,
Washington, DC 20017
(near the Rhode Island and Brookland-CUA metro stops)
In addition to Ms. Jacob's signing the school's musical troupe will perform. Guests are also asked to donate a children's book to the school library. Hope to see you there.

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