NPR education correspondent returns to NAU to deliver lecture

Claudio Sanchez, an NPR education correspondent and NAU alumnus, is coming to campus Tuesday, Nov. 8, to speak about education as a human right. His free lecture, “The Rights of Immigrant Children: A Reporter’s Notebook,” will be held at 7 p.m. in the High Country Conference Center.

Sanchez, who graduated from NAU in 1976 with a degree in public relations, has won numerous awards for his work in radio news reporting and journalism. They include first prize for the Educational Writers Association’s National Awards for Education Reporting, Class Fellow of 2007 by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University and the Guillermo Martinez-Marquez Award for Best Spot News.

A native of Nogales, Mexico, Sanchez also has taught in elementary and middle school. In 1989, he became a correspondent for NPR news and covered topics relating to the U.S.-Mexican border. He now focuses his radio reporting on the politics, policy and pedagogy of education reform.