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Educational Equity & Teacher Diversity Policy Forum 2.0

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (ET)
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Registration OpensNov 1, 2019 12:00pm
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Last May, the Equity Institute, in partnership with the Latino Policy Institute and the Annenberg Institute held a policy forum to discuss the shortage of teachers of color in the state of Rhode Island. Currently, students of color represent roughly 40 percent of the public school population in Rhode Island. In the urban core, students of color represent 80 percent of the public school population. However, less than 5 percent of all public school teachers in the state of Rhode Island are teachers of color.

Please join the Equity Institute, Latino Policy Institute, and the Annenberg Institute for a second policy forum on "Educational Equity & Teacher Diversity" on Wednesday, November 13th at 6:00pm at Brown University.

The forum will launch a year-long initiative to bring together community stakeholders, researchers, policymakers, equity advocates, educators and leaders to examine why Rhode Island ranks among the bottom in teacher diversity and discuss policies to address the shortage of teachers of color in the state.

The panel will be moderated by Domingo Morel, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University,  author of Takeover: Race, Education, and American Democracy, and, co-founder of the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University.

Our speakers represent diverse backgrounds and a wide range of experiences, including:

Matthew J. Buchanan, M.Ed, recently named Principal at Hope High School.

Tammy Vargas Warner, Ph.D., assistant dean for academic and student affairs in the Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Rhode Island. 

Nancy Diaz Bain, Co-Director of the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center.

Peter McWalters, former RI Commissioner of Education and currently a board member and chairman elect of the Big Picture Learning Board, a trustee of the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment (NCIEA), and a consultant to Education Reimagined.

Dia Bryant, has held multiple positions including teacher, math coach, new teacher trainer, and founding principal, currently a Doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Special Assistant to the First Deputy Chancellor of New York City Public Schools.

Christine Alves, co-founder and the Executive Director of RISPE, former classroom teacher, instructional coach, co-director of curriculum, and the director of a professional development organization.

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