We are pleased to co-sponsor this event with Mills College School of Education, Center for Urban Schools and Partnerships. The Center for Urban Schools and Partnerships presents a year-long series: Preparing Educators and Youth in a Racist World.
March 8, 2012. 4pm – 7pm
Oakland High School Auditorium,
1023 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA
Parking available on MacArthur & Alma
Pushing Past the Achievement Gap
The words “achievement gap” are on everyone’s lips – teachers, administrators, politicians, policy makers, parents, and the community. However, perhaps what we are experiencing in our nationwide schools is not an achievement gap but an educational debt. In this discussion, renowned educator and author Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings examines how the characterization of students and their families can lead to continuous deficit thinking, and keeps us trapped in a paradigm about what students cannot do, rather than what their personal and cultural strengths allow them to do.
Reception to follow the talk.
For more information, contact Ingrid Seyer Ochi at firstname.lastname@example.org.