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The 2005 National Teacher of the Year, Jason Kamras, will speak on "Equity of Opportunity for All Children" to students and faculty of Old Dominion University's Darden College of Education at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27.

The talk, to be given in the North Cafeteria of Webb University Center, is free and open to the public, a reception will follow.

Kamras is committed to ensuring that all of America's children, regardless of background, receive an excellent education that provides them with the unlimited opportunity to pursue their dreams. Kamras has served since 1996 as a mathematics teacher at John Philip Sousa Middle School in Washington, D.C. A public school, Sousa is located in an area where fewer economic and educational resources exist than in a number of other city neighborhoods.

In his years at the school, Kamras has made a dramatic impact on his students' academic achievement and personal growth by emphasizing high expectations, a nurturing environment and a focus that continually takes them beyond their immediate world. He believes eliminating inequity in the resources available to schools, which limits access to a high-quality education, will ensure true opportunity for all children.

This article was posted on: January 6, 2006

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