Friday Plenary Speaker Claudio Sanchez

Presidential Plenary
Claudio Sanchez

National Public Radio®
Friday, April 1, 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Former elementary and middle school teacher Claudio Sanchez is education correspondent for National Public Radio® (NPR). He focuses on the "three Ps" of education reform: politics, policy, and pedagogy. Sanchez's reports air regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition®, All Things Considered®, and Weekend Edition®. Sanchez joined NPR in 1989, after serving for a year as executive producer for the El Paso, Texas-based Latin American News Service, a daily national radio news service covering Latin America and the U.S.-Mexico border. In 1985, Sanchez received one of broadcasting's top honors, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton, for a series he coproduced: "Sanctuary: The New Underground Railroad." He has also won the Guillermo Martinez-Marquez Award for Best Spot News and the El Paso Press Club Award for Best Investigative Reporting, and he was recognized for outstanding local news coverage by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Sanchez is a native of Nogales, Mexico, and a graduate of Northern Arizona University, with postbaccalaureate studies at the University of Arizona-Tucson.