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#thisisamerica: A Webinar Series on Black America and Educational Inequalities in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond—Session 1: Against All Odds: How COVID-19 Placed a Spotlight on the Systemic Inequalities in America’s School System
March 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed—and widened—a number of critical gaps in the American education system, as the closing of many underserved schools impacted remote students with limited access to Wi-Fi, lack of school lunch, lack of parental supervision, and little funding, to name just a few of the challenges. In this first part of a two-session webinar series, join expert Derris Hawkins-Smith for an insightful look at these very real opportunity gaps, including his ideas on what can be improved—and how.
This webinar will discuss:
- Equity, including quality of education, funding, and redlining
- Trauma, including racial trauma and PTSD
- School-to-prison pipeline, including disproportionate disciplinary action, charter schools, and privatized prisons
Can’t attend? Register now, and you’ll be emailed a recording of the webinar, after the live session ends, to view at your convenience!