A Seat at the Table With Education Week: Embracing Racial Justice in a Time of Change

Embracing Racial Justice in a Time of Change

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Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. Their deaths, and those of other black Americans, have been the driving force behind protests for racial justice that have lasted for days and spread from coast to coast. Schools districts have responded in varying ways to the call for racial equity: the Minneapolis district has severed ties with the city police department. The Akron, Ohio, school board has declared racism a "public health crisis." Others have committed to embracing equitable practices.

• What does this unprecedented moment mean for school district leaders?
• How can they use this time both to support students and to push for needed change?

Join John D. Marshall, chief equity officer, for Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, Ky., for a live talk show with Christina Samuels, Education Week’s equity beat reporter. We’ll be taking as many of your questions as we can in the 60 minutes we have with you, the Education Week reader.


Monday, June 22, 2020
2 to 3 p.m. ET

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Christina A. Samuels
Associate Editor, Education Week

Samuels covers educational equity for Education Week. She explores how schools and districts meet their mandate to serve the needs of all students and establish fairness in opportunity regardless of a student’s racial or ethnic background, disability, or English learner status. She started working at Education Week in 2004, after stints at the Miami Herald and The Washington Post.

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John D. Marshall

Marshall is the chief equity officer for Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Ky., and 2017 Leaders To Learn From honoree.


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