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Building Equitable Systems: Moving Math From Gatekeeper to Opportunity Gateway

This event occurred on April 16, 2021 7:29 PM EDT, but is available to view on-demand.
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The importance of disrupting traditional American math practices and adopting high-quality math curriculum continues to be essential for changing the trajectory of historically under-resourced schools. Building systems around high-quality math curriculum also is necessary to pay back the education debt we owe marginalized students. For decades, mathematics has been a de facto gatekeeper to future success and upward mobility for Black and Latinx students, and students experiencing poverty. To make math a gateway to opportunity for students of color and low-income scholars, we must examine and elevate experiences that students have in math classrooms. We also need to create strong systems around curriculum to support change in district culture, school culture and classroom culture.

Join the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools and other education experts for a discussion on how providing the highest quality curriculum helps level the playing field in math classrooms so that all students are equipped to get to and through college on a path to rewarding 21st Century careers.

Speakers Include:
Robert Q. Berry
Professor of Mathematics Education and Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion University of Virginia
Alison Yoshimoto-Towery
Chief Academic Officer Los Angeles Unified School District
Lacey Robinson
Chief Executive Officer UnboundEd
Estela Lopez
Principal Dolores Huerta Elementary School, Los Angeles
Ian Guidera
Chief Academic Officer Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
Myeisha Phillips
Director of School Transformation, Math Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
Francisco Villegas
Vice President of School Transformation Partnership for LA Schools
Joan Sullivan
Chief Executive Officer Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
Ryan Smith
Chief External Officer Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
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