Forum 2: Classroom and Community - Unlocking the Full Promise of Whole Child Equity
Moderator: Stephanie Wood-Garnett, Ed.D., President, Institute of Student Advancement (ISA)
Panelist: Senator Eddie D. Melton, Indiana State Senator (D-3)
Panelist: James Comer, MD, MPH, Maurice Falk Professor in the Yale Child Study Center; Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Yale School of Medicine
Panelist: Dr. Robert J. Jagers, Vice President of Research, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
Panelist: David J. Johns M. A., Executive Director, National Black Justice Coalition
Panelist: Phyllis Nichols, CEO, Knoxville Area Urban League
The key to closing the academic achievement gap for African American children is creating supportive environments and relationships in the community as well as the classroom. Nationwide, K-12 educators, parents, and policy experts are looking for collaborative and complementary strategies to foster safe, productive learning environments in every space where children live. Join our panelists for an informed, wide-ranging discussion about maximizing opportunities to drive equity and excellence for African American students.