Dr. Paula Johnson
Senior Education Associate
July 15, 2020
Session Title: Promoting Equity in Schools: Confronting Bias at Four Critical Levels
It is time to confront the historic discrimination that continues to disproportionately impact students of color, English Learners (EL), LGBTQ youth, and students with disabilities. Every component of the system, from early childhood to higher education, must assess and address policies and instructional practices that cause harm to students. In order to ensure that learning environments are supportive of all students, it is critical to develop culturally responsive schools, leadership, educators, and pedagogy. In this sessions, we will a framework for building capacity in these four areas and implications for policy reform.