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TGIF - January 9 / Rethinking Schools Book Celebration!

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Dear Portland Area Rethinking Schools friends,

Please join us for our first TGIF of the year: to celebrate the publication of "Rethinking Early Childhood Education," edited by Ann Pelo -- the latest Rethinking Schools book. Ann Pelo will join us from Seattle, along with Portland area contributors to the book: Katie Kissinger, Melanie Quinn, Peter Campbell, and Laura Linda Negri-Pool.

"Rethinking Early Childhood Education" collects inspiring stories about social justice teaching with young children. The book includes outstanding writing from childcare teachers, early-grade public school teachers, scholars, and parents.

When: Friday, January 9th, 4 - 6 pm; program begins at 4:30
Where: Subud Center, 3185 NE Regents Drive, Portland

[From the south, take NE 33rd past Grant High School up the hill to NE Mason St., the first light after NE Fremont, (opposite Wilshire Park); turn left on Mason and come two blocks. From the north, take NE 33rd to Mason, turn right at the light, two blocks south of NE Prescott, turn right and come two blocks. Here's a map: http://home.earthlink.net/~ldixon7/id14_files/sbdhse3c.gif]

Ann Pelo will speak about themes in the book, and she and contributors will be available to sign books.

"Rethinking Early Childhood Education" retails for $18.95, but will be offered at a special celebration price of just $10.

This is a great book for parents of young children, as well as educators of young children -- and all children. See the editorial in the fall issue of Rethinking Schools magazine for a discussion of what all educators have to learn from "Rethinking Early Childhood Education." http://www.rethinkingschools.org/archive/23_01/edit231.shtml

Portland Area Rethinking Schools has a 30+ year history of working to support public education and progressive reform in the schools. We are teachers, parents, students, community activists and teacher educators who believe excellent and equitable public schools are essential for all students to reach their potential and for the creation of a just and democratic society.