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Duncan-Andrade to deliver keynote MLK address at Bellevue College

Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade, educator, author and co-founder of the Teaching Excellence Network, will deliver the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. keynote address at Bellevue College on Thursday, Jan. 21.  
Duncan-Andrade’s keynote is part of a weeklong celebration at the college under the theme, “Black Education Matters” and will explore the material conditions that affect urban youth before they even step foot in the

classrooms, what it means to develop educational environments that are relevant and responsive to these conditions and how these educational spaces define success for students and teachers.

Duncan-Andrade is an associate professor of Raza Studies and Education at San Francisco State University and co-founder of the Teaching Excellence Network (www.10teaching.net).  As a classroom teacher in East Oakland for the past 21 years, his pedagogy has been widely studied and acclaimed for producing high levels of social and academic success for students  (www.rosesinconcrete.org). Duncan-Andrade lectures around the world, has written two books, numerous journal articles and book chapters on effective practices in schools.
The keynote will start at 11:30 a.m., with a Q & A session and reception to follow in the Carlson Theater on the Bellevue College campus, 3000 Landerholm Circle SE. The event is free and open to the public and brought to the community with support from the Bellevue College Office of Equity and Pluralism, Multicultural Services, Disability Resource Center, Student Programs, Events, Carlson Theater Staff, and the Library Media Center.