Renowned author to speak on school reform

The author of the critically acclaimed "So Much Reform, So Little Change: The Persistence of Failure in Urban Schools" will be at the University of Kansas on Tuesday to share his perspectives on urban education and school reform.
 Charles M. Payne
Charles M. Payne, the Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, will speak at 12:45 p.m. Nov. 1 in Room 150, Joseph R. Pearson Hall.
 
Payne will reflect on how he might rewrite "So Much Reform" now, three years after its original publication, especially in light of recent work by the Consortium on Chicago School Research, which studies the restructuring and school reform efforts of Chicago Public Schools. The consortium’s “Five Essentials School Reports” identifies five factors that are important to student learning and reports Chicago schools’ performance on those factors.
 
Payne’s lecture, “Rewriting So Much Reform: Trying to Understand the Present State of Urban School Reform,” is free and open to the public.
 
Payne will speak as part of the Center for Research on Learning’s CRL Learns lecture series. CRL Learns brings together leaders from across KU for conversations about improving learning and literacy for students of all ages.