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Superintendent joins national panel: Black Learners and COVID-19

Posted Thursday, July 16, 2020 —

 

Geneva City School District’s superintendent, Dr. Patricia Garcia, joined a panel of scholars and education leaders July 15 as a panelist in Black Learners and COVID-19, a conversation about the strengths and limitations of programs, policies and practices designed to address the needs of black learners during the pandemic. The virtual panel was hosted by Innovation for Equity, a nonprofit and cross-disciplinary group of African American education leaders dedicated to addressing deep-rooted inequities in the U.S. education system and closing the learning gap for the black students.

 

Dr. Garcia was joined by scholars Tyrone Howard, Dena Simmons, and Chris Emdin, as well as education leaders Lisa Herring (Atlanta Public Schools, Ga.), Sancha Gray (Asbury Park Schools, New Jersey) and Michael Conner (Middletown Public Schools, Conn.) in a discussion about the strengths and limitations of programs, policies and practices designed to address the needs of black students during these challenging times.

 

More information is available at www.innovationequity.org.