Conversations About Education #103

Lots of people talk about equity, but how does a district move from “talking the talk” to “walking the walk?” Moving from acknowledging that a culture of low expectations rooted in implicit bias holds students back — and then working to mitigate this bias, is the hard work of culture change. After introducing the topic, Helene speaks with students about equity and then we revisit the Albany City School District which, under the leadership of Superintendent Kaweeda Adams, has been actively working to mitigate bias and empower the student voice for years — starting with the board, right down to the maintenance staff. We hear from board members, parents, administrators and teachers about the ongoing work.  The panel discussion that follows includes Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa, Regent Wade Norwood, Superintendent Lesli Myers-Small, Superintendent Terry Dade and Superintendent Mike Nagler


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