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9th Annual Oehler Lecture: "Five Miles Away, a World Apart: Five Years Later"



VCU Student Commons, first-floor Commons Theater
907 Floyd Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284


James Ryan, dean of the Harvard School of Graduate Education, presents "Five Miles Away, a World Apart: Five Years Later." A leading expert on law and education, Ryan will revisit his Richmond-based book, Five Miles Away, a World Apart, as a means of discussing the current state of education. Ryan has written extensively about the ways in which law structures educational opportunity. His articles and essays address such topics as school desegregation, school finance, school choice, standards and testing, pre-K and the intersection of special education and neuroscience.

This event is free and open to the public, but please register. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks.


Please contact Coronda Lee at (804) 827-2655 or


This year's Oehler Lecture is organized by the VCU School of Education and cosponsored by VCU Libraries.

Image: James Ryan


VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
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Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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