Bridging the Divide

Date(s) - March 29, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Loyola University Maryland, McGuire Hall East
4501 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD, 21210, Baltimore Metro
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Research shows all students do better when they’re learning with children of different races and incomes. Yet even as Maryland’s population grows more diverse, our schools are increasingly segregated. In a four-part series coming in March, The Baltimore Sun takes an in-depth look at three efforts to break through racial barriers. “Bridging the Divide” will also look at other models and what strategies policymakers are working on for Maryland

As a follow-up, The Sun, Maryland Humanities, Loyola University of Maryland’s Office of Academic Affairs, and Center for Innovation in Urban Education will be hosting a community conversation. The forum, funded through a grant from the Education Writers Association, will be a candid dialogue on the path forward for school integration and whether that could help improve academic outcomes for African-American and low-income students.

Panelists include: Karl Alexander, Ph.D. John Dewey Professor Emeritus Sociology, Johns Hopkins University; S. Dallas Dance, Ph.D.  Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools; Marcy Leonard Principal, Hammond High School; Elizabeth Nix, Ph.D. Associate Professor of History Legal, Ethical & Historical Studies, University of Baltimore;
Camika Royal, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Teacher Education and Co-Director for the Center for Innovation in Urban Education, Loyola University Maryland. The community conversation will be moderated by Andrew Green, Editorial Page Editor, The Baltimore Sun.

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