Equity & Diversity Opinion

Symposium on Black Males

By Richard Whitmire — May 11, 2011 1 min read
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Sponsored by Educational Testing Service, June 14, in Washington.

From the press release:

The symposium will concentrate on the following: * focus attention on the challenges, needs and opportunities facing young Black boys within the larger picture of black male achievement * illuminate the connections between early cognitive and social/emotional development and later readiness for success in school * examine the role of a high-quality, seamless PreK-3rd grade continuum of education in supporting black male achievement * identify promising, realistic policies and strategies to affect the path of the 3.5 million Black males under the age of 9

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