Dale Russakoff

The Prize: Who's in Charge of America's Schools?
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm


CERAS Learning Hall

The Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis


Dale Russakoff

former Washington Post journalist and New Yorker contributor
discussing her new book:

The Prize: Who's in Charge of America's Schools?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Book Signing at 4:30 p.m.
Public Lecture at 5:00 p.m.
Reception at 6:15 p.m.

Center for Educational Research at Stanford (CERAS) 101, 520 Galvez Mall

Please respond by September 23 to Heather Trippel
htrippel@stanford.edu or (650) 724-3641

Dale Russakoff was a journalist for 28 years at the Washington Post and is a contributor to the New Yorker.  From 2010 until 2014 she was embedded in the Newark, New Jersey effort to transform their public schools system that was launched with a $100 million dollar gift from Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, and championed by then Newark mayor, Cory Booker and New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie.  Russakoff’s The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools? was recently reviewed in The New York Times as “one of the most important books on education to come along in years”.  (Read the review here.)

About the Center for Education Policy Analysis: Access to educational opportunities can unlock each individual’s potential but is both limited and highly uneven. Motivated by these challenges and a desire to translate evidence into achievement, the Center for Education Policy Analysis (CEPA) unites Stanford University’s scholars to tackle the most pressing issues in education practice and policy from early childhood through higher education. CEPA’s work is known for its understanding of the educational context, innovative use of data, and rigorous analyses that result in real solutions to real problems. Our strategic partnerships with educational practitioners and our engagement with policymakers ensure that our work is meaningful and leads to continuous improvement for all students.