In the photo above, meet the panelists from left to right: Dr. Tyrone Howard, Dr. Dena Simmons, Dr. Christopher Emdin, Dr. Lisa Herring, Dr. Michael Conner, Dr. Patricia Garcia, and Sancha Gray
On Wednesday, July 15, Innovation For Equity (IFE) hosted a virtual panel discussion entitled “Black Learners and COVID-19: Research Meets Practice.” The online event featured a group of superintendents and researchers responding to questions from moderator Josh Powe, Co-Founder and CEO of LinkIt!
The occasion marked IFE’s third year of hosting events as part of a larger summit. In both a nod to equity and an adaptation to social distancing concerns, this year’s three-event summit was moved online and opened to the public, with more than 500 people tuning in to hear the conversation. Topics included the effects of the ongoing pandemic on Black learners and some of the ways the Black Lives Matter protests may shape Black learning going forward. Here are five of the key questions and concepts that were discussed.
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