(Posted March 21, 2005)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Jack Kadden, deputy education editor of the New York Times, will speak at Juniata College on "Educational Reform: A Journalist's Perspective" at 4 p.m., March 30, in Neff Lecture Hall in the von Liebig Center for Science on the Juniata campus.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Kadden will speak about two hot-button education topics in Pennsylvania and other states: high-stakes testing for elementary and secondary school students, and the No Child Left Behind Law.

Kadden is a 20-year veteran of the New York Times and has worked as an editor on the Metropolitan, National and Foreign desks during his tenure there. He helps supervise a staff of 12 reporters who cover topics such as elementary education, special education, education policy and higher education.

Kadden also writes a monthly column for the Times about riding commuter trains. Kadden rides commuter lines into work every day from his home in Connecticut. Before joining the staff of the Times, Kadden worked as an editor at the Hartford Courant and as a reporter and editor at the Waterbury Republican in Connecticut.

He earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in English from the University of Connecticut.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.