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Expert on education for high-poverty populations to speak in Bloomington Tuesday night

As reported on HeraldTimesOnline.com today, Bob Barr – an expert on helping high-poverty student populations achieve – will present a shared vision of high-achievement for all students at Bloomington North’s library from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Here’s an excerpt from H-T reporter Andy Graham’s story about Barr’s visit.

Barr, who has personal knowledge of poverty as the son of Texas sharecroppers, was a professor and director of teacher education at Indiana University during the 1970s and more recently has served as dean at the Oregon State and Boise State schools of education.

A co-author with Boise State’s William Parrett of such influential books as “The Kids Left Behind: Catching Up the Underachieving Children of Poverty” and “Saving Our Schools: 50 Proven Strategies for Helping Underachieving Students and Improving Schools,” Barr has also frequently been seen, heard or read via national media outlets such as The New York Times, PBS’s “Firing Line,” “The ABC Evening News” and Fox’s “The O’Reilly Factor.”

Barr will also have a meeting with staff at Fairview Elementary and another with educators from the entire MCCSC before the public presentation at North.

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