Jake Oresick

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“Schenley’s story needs to be known both locally and nationally… Finally, it has been told.”

LAURENCE GLASCO, EDITOR OF THE WPA HISTORY OF THE NEGRO IN PITTSBURGH

After 156 years as a social incubator in a largely segregated city, the improbably successful Schenley High School was controversially closed in 2011. This spring, The Schenley Experiment breathes life back into Schenley, telling the story of Pittsburgh and its public school district—of race, class, ethnicity, and collaboration—through the prism of its oldest and most dynamic high school.

Schenley alumnus and attorney Jake Oresick tells this story through interviews, historical documents, and hundreds of first-person accounts drawn from a community indelibly tied to the school.

Join four former Schenley teachers for a panel discussion of The Schenley Experiment: A Social History of Pittsburgh’s First Public High School and their careers in the classroom, moderated by the book’s author.

  • Carol Dyas, Schenley English teacher, 1983-2000
  • Fred Lucas, Schenley Physical Education teacher, 1972-2000
  • Carol Sperandeo, Schenley Math teacher, 1970-2005
  • John Young ‘53, Schenley principal, 1979-1991

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The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

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Book Signing

A book signing will follow the lecture. The author’s current book will be available for sale from Classic Lines.

The Schenley Experiment by Jake Oresick

WHEN

Monday, May 8, 2017 at 6 p.m.

TICKETS

Free, with registration
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Registration may also be completed via phone (412.622.8866).

WHERE

Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15213

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