The COVID-19 pandemic exposed—and widened—a number of critical gaps in the American education system, as the closing of many underserved schools impacted remote students with limited access to Wi-Fi, lack of school lunch, lack of parental supervision, and little funding, to name just a few of the challenges. In this first part of a two-session webinar series, join expert Derris Hawkins-Smith for an insightful look at these very real opportunity gaps, including his ideas on what can be improved—and how.

This webinar will discuss:

  • Equity, including quality of education, funding, and redlining
  • Trauma, including racial trauma and PTSD
  • School-to-prison pipeline, including disproportionate disciplinary action, charter schools, and privatized prisons

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#thisisamerica: A Webinar Series on Black America and Educational Inequalities in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond—Session 1: Against All Odds: How COVID-19 Placed a Spotlight on the Systemic Inequalities in America’s School System

March 4, 2021 @ 3:00 pm-March 4, 2021 @ 4:00 pm