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Chalkbeat CEO and co-founder Elizabeth Green

Chalkbeat CEO and co-founder Elizabeth Green

Daniel Deitch

Chalkbeat CEO to deliver keynote address in Memphis on teaching

Elizabeth Green, co-founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of Chalkbeat, will deliver the Oct. 1 keynote address of the 2015-16 Community Education Series hosted by the Erika Center at Bodine School in Germantown.

Green is the author of the New York Times best-seller “Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone).”

Her address will begin at 7 p.m. at the school at 2432 Yester Oaks Drive in Germantown, a bedroom community of Memphis. Cost is $10 to help underwrite the series. Tickets can be purchased here.

“Anyone interested in ensuring that our community is investing the proper time and resources in teacher preparation should plan to attend this engaging presentation,” said Josh Clark, head of Bodine. “Ms. Green will articulate how she believes there is no profession more important than teaching, and that our teaching preparation should reflect that.”

Green is the co-founder of Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization that covers education change efforts in four states, including Tennessee. She has written for The New York Times Magazine, The New York Sun and U.S. News & World Report. She has studied education as an Abe Journalism Fellow in Japan and was a Spencer Fellow in education journalism at Columbia University. Green also serves on the board of the Education Writers Association.

Bodine School was established in 1972 to assist children with dyslexia and other reading-related disabilities in finding academic success. The Erika Center was established in 2012 to serve as a bridge between Bodine School and Shelby County, providing teacher training and individual student services to address literacy needs in the Greater Memphis community.

To read a 2014 Q&A with Green about her book and about teaching, go here.