A Seat at the Table With Education Week: The Persistence of Education Inequity: A Father and Son's Exploration of Race and Schools

The Persistence of Education Inequity: A Father and Son's Exploration of Race and Schools

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Tyrone Howard, professor of education at UCLA, and Jaleel Howard, formerly a 6th grade English language arts teacher and current UCLA doctoral student, will be the guests. We will discuss their experiences as Black men, the work they do to help schools become more equitable for students of color and Black students in particular, and the similarities and differences in their K12 experiences as students and teachers—and father and son.


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Monday, August 17, 2020
2 to 3 p.m. ET

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Moderator

Peter DeWitt
Author, Finding Common Ground Opinion Blogger
@PeterMDeWitt

DeWitt was a K-5 teacher for 11 years and a principal for eight. He is an independent researcher who runs competency-based workshops nationally and internationally with a focus on school leadership, collaborative cultures, instructional leadership, and inclusive school climates. His work has been adopted at the state and university levels, and he works with school districts, school boards, regional networks, and ministries of education across North America, Australia, Scandinavia, and the United Kingdom. He is also Visible Learning Trainer who works with John Hattie.

In 2020, DeWitt created the Educational Leadership Collective—a team of women and men from the United States and Canada who focus on all aspects of school leadership, including instructional leadership, instructional coaching, equity, and marginalized populations, as well as how to build collective efficacy.

DeWitt is the author of seven books, including Instructional Leadership: Creating Practice Out of Theory (Corwin, 2020).


Guest Speakers

Tyrone C. Howard
Professor, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA
@TyroneCHoward

Tyrone C. Howard is a professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. He is also the former Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. Professor Howard’s research examines equity, culture, race, teaching, and learning. Professor Howard has published over 75 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports. He has published several bestselling books, among them, Why Race & Culture Matters in Schools and Black Male(d): Peril and promise in the education of African American males. Dr. Howard is considered one of the premier experts on race, racism, educational equity, and access in the country. Dr. Howard is also the Director and Founder of the Black Male Institute at UCLA, which is an interdisciplinary cadre of scholars, practitioners, community members, and policy makers dedicated to examining the nexus of race, class, and gender of school age youth. A native and former classroom teacher of Compton, California, Dr. Howard named the recipient of the 2015 UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award, which is the university’s highest and most distinguished award for teaching excellence. During the last five years, Dr. Howard has been listed by Education Week as one of the 60 most influential scholars in the nation informing educational policy, practice and reform.

Jaleel R. Howard
Doctoral Student, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA
@JaleelRHoward

Jaleel R. Howard is a doctoral student in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. Jaleel’s research interests center around urban context and social forces (racism, poverty, trauma, etc.) that affect educational experiences and outcomes for chronically underserved students.


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