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Discretion: A Tool for Equity or Oppression?

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Recently, with the sentencing of Paul Manafort and the college access scandal, I’ve been thinking a lot about “discretion” and the consequences of its inequitable application. A few examples from around the internet: “Hispanic students constitute 22.3% of students but only 15.4% of students receiving gifted services (U.S. Department of Education, 2010). […] Researchers have […]

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Is a Career in Education Meant for People of Color?

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The past few weeks, I have struggled with a few race-related, education-based events that have occurred within our Kansas City community. And the events have me pondering a few questions: “Is the field of education designed for teachers of color to quit? Is the system designed to prevent teachers of color from succeeding?” Or when […]

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Teacher Certification Criteria: A Barrier to Potential Latinx Educators

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Did you know that per a Department of Education report “forty-nine percent of Hispanic [Latinx] bachelor’s degree students majoring in education completed a bachelor’s degree six years after beginning postsecondary education”? Unfortunately, those that are fortunate enough to graduate with an education degree still have a difficult time actually getting into teaching. According to an […]

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KCK -> 12 School Tours –

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Tentative Agenda (for each tour)

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. | Welcome & Breakfast @ El Centro, Inc. (650 Minnesota, Kansas City, KS, 66101)
8:30 – 9:45 a.m. | First School Tour
9:45 – 11:00 a.m. | Second School Tour
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Third School Tour
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. | Lunch & Community Panel Discussion @ KCKPS District Offices

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. We will park at El Centro, Inc. and promptly board the tour bus at 8:30 a.m. We’ll return to El Centro, Inc. (and to your vehicles) by 2:00 p.m.
A confirmation e-mail will follow the Friday before the tour with additional details.There are only 20 slots per tour open, so please RSVP today!
Tour dates:
12.11.2019 | Wyandotte High School, Central Middle School, McKinley Elementary
1.29.2019 | Harmon High School, Frank Rushton Elementary, Rosedale Middle School
2.26.2019 | Washington High School, Eisenhower Middle School, JFK Elementary
3.26.2019 | Schlagle High School, Coronado Middle School, William A. White Elementary
4.30.2019 | Sumner Academy, Argentine Middle School, Emerson Elementary
FAQs
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Please bring your ID.