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The Barbara Jackson, Ed.D., Lecture

The conversations on disproportionate patterns in schools historically center on the role of policy and practice in contributing to these outcomes. Please join us for a lecture and panel discussion focusing on the role of bias-based beliefs as a fabric of school culture and its impact on setting the stage for disproportionate outcomes. In addition, this session will involve discussion on how to weave an unpacking and replacement of these bias-based beliefs into policy and practice reform work.

Akane Zusho, Ed.D., Interim Dean of the Fordham University Graduate School of Education invites you to the Barbara L. Jackson, Ed.D., Lecture, "The Equity Lens Needed for our 21st Century School Reform."

Presented by: Edward Fergus, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Urban Education and Policy, Temple University

Dr. Fergus received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Education from Beloit College and a doctorate in Educational Policy and Social Foundations from the University of Michigan.

A former high school teacher, program evaluator, and community school program director, Dr. Fergus’ current work is on the intersection of educational policy and outcomes with a specific focus on Black and Latino boys’ academic and social engagement outcomes, disproportionality in special education and suspensions, and school climate conditions.

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 5:30 p.m. The event will be held via a Zoom Webinar.

Please register by October 21, 12 p.m.

About Barbara Jackson

Barbara L. Jackson, Ed.D., was a professor in the Division of Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy at the Graduate School of Education from 1987 to 2008 and served as chair of the division from 1997 to 2003. GSE established a lecture series in her name to honor her distinguished scholarship and contributions to the field of educational leadership.