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March 23, 2013
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
SoNo Friends of NPL Community Room
10 Washington Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
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Ron Berler 'Raising the Curve: A Year Inside of One of America’s 45,000* Failing Public Schools' book signing

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Journalist, Ron Berler will hold a book signing at the South Norwalk Branch Library, 10 Washington Street, and speak about his experiences at Brookside Elementary School, the impetus for his book Raising the Curve: A Year Inside of One of America’s 45,000* Failing Public Schools, 3:00 – 4:30, Saturday, March 23, 2013. Berler, spent a full year at Brookside Elementary School, sitting in on classes, strategy sessions and faculty meetings. His book introduces us to the students, teachers and staff who make up the Brookside community. Though their school is classified as failing—like so many others across the country—they never give up on themselves or on one another.  Registration is strongly suggested and available online or by calling 203.899.2790 x15902.

Ron Berler, Berler, a 1967 Staples graduate, grew up in Westport with a fourth grade teacher for a mother He went on to graduate from Northwestern University and to write a weekly, general interest, youth-issues column in the Chicago Tribune.  Later he became senior editor at React, a teen newsweekly published by Parade and editor-in-chief at NBA Inside Stuff, a pro basketball magazine for tweens published by Sports Illustrated For Kids.  He wrote the children’s book "The Super Book of Baseball" and edited "Rising Stars: The 10 Best Young Players in the NBA." Berler is married to Brookside's speech pathologist. Mentoring troubled boys in her school led to the idea for writing  "Raising the Curve."

Read Berler’s article Teach Your Children Well on The Huffington Post blog.