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Addressing Inequalities in Education through Policy, Research, and Practice

  • Thursday, January 21, 2021
    4 PM ET
  • Online on Zoom
Depressed African-American male teenager sitting on city street, escape from home.
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We are in the midst of an education crisis, greatly exacerbated by COVID-19, that is preventing many children from reaching their full potential. These gaps are most acutely felt by Black and brown children. The speakers in this program will discuss inequalities among social groups in schools and society, with a focus on racial, economic, social, and cultural differences, and the role of education in the lives of all youth, including African American men. 

Each session in this series will focus on a single topic area and will consider current policies, barriers that impede progress, and ideas for meaningful policy change, all with an eye toward promoting racial equity. We will gather experts from academia and practice communities to facilitate dialogue that brings together cutting-edge research with real-world challenges and solutions. These programs—concentrating on education, public health, and carceral systems—will explore proven and new ideas that offer solutions to these pressing issues, with particular emphasis on those that reduce racial disparities.

Event Video

Depressed African-American male teenager sitting on city street, escape from home.


Deborah Jewell-Sherman, Gregory R. Anrig Professor of Practice in Educational Leadership, Harvard Graduate School of Education


Prudence L. Carter, E.H. and Mary E. Pardee Professor and dean of the Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley

Christopher Chatmon, chief executive officer, Kingmakers of Oakland

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