Part II_Race, Poverty, and Delaware Public Education: Policies, Prospects, and Outcomes
Thursday, February 15, 2018  6:00 PM
Delaware History Museum/Center for African America - Wilmington
2018 Contemporary History Series


Buttonwood School_ New Castle,_students and teacher in classroom_3_06_1935 Delaware Historical SocietyWhat are effective public education policies in the 21st century?  How can Delawareans achieve positive outcomes in public education? What can parents of color do to advocate for their children?  What opportunities can community partners develop and sustain to support excellence for all of Delaware’s students?  These and other questions will be examined in a panel discussion at the Delaware History Museum.

This event continues the discussion of current issues in Delaware public education as they relate to historical questions of racial equity begun in October by Dr. Daniel Rich (Policy Director of the Wilmington Education Improvement Initiative and Vision Coalition Leadership Team Member), who provided the 19th and 20th century context.  With this second panel, Elizabeth Lockman, Director of the Parent Advocacy Council for Education (PACE), will facilitate a conversation with Dorrell Green, Director, DOE Office of Innovation and Improvement, and Shana Payne, Director, DOE Office of Higher Education.

Free parking ia available courtesy of Colonial Parking on Sixth and Shipley streets.

Reservations requested: (302) 655-7161 or deinfo@dehistory.org

Right: Buttonwood School, New Castle, Delaware
Students and teacher in classroom, March 6, 1935
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