Posted on August 18, 2011

Closing the Academic Achievement Gap for African-American Boys

Education Week, August 18, 2011

This event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. Eastern time.

Join two leading experts, Oscar A. Barbarin III, Hertz Endowed Chair in Psychology, Tulane, and Aisha Ray, senior vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at the Erikson Institute, for an in-depth look at preparing teachers to foster social and emotional development in children, with a focus on supporting African-American boys to do well in the early years of school. They’ll explain how by holistically addressing the needs of African-American male students, we can close the achievement gap between them and other groups of students.

No phone is required to participate in the webinar. An archived version will be available within 24 hours of the presentation.

[Editor’s Note: Be sure to register for this intriguing event and pre-submit pointed questions.]