Studies racial differences in levels of attainment and seeks to improve outcomes from early to postsecondary education.

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Recent Lecture

Scott Seider & Daren Graves
"Schooling for Critical Consciousness: Engaging Black and Latinx Youth in Analyzing, Navigating, and Challenging Racial Injustice"
January 29, 2020


Daren Graves & Scott Seider, Simmons Unviersity and Boston College. Schooling for Critical Consciousness: Engaging Black and Latinx Youth in Analyzing, Navigating, and Challenging Racial Injustice. Video of Lecture > >


Gary Orfield Ph.D., Civil Rights Project, UCLA. The Crisis of College Access for Students of Color. View Video of Lecture > >

Daniel J. Losen, Ph.D., UCLA Civil Rights Project. Closing the School Discipline Gap' and Panel Discussion. View Video of Lecture > >


Elizabeth Anderson, Ph.D., University of Michigan. The Imperative of Integration. View Video of Lecture > >

Philip M. Gleason, Ph.D., Mathematica Policy Research. Race, Class, and Student Achievement in KIPP Middle Schools. View Video of Lecture > >


Amanda E. Lewis, Ph.D., Emory University Department of Sociology. Despite the Best Intentions: Why Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools. View Video of Lecture > >

Gary L. St. C. Oats, Ph.D., BGSU Department of Sociology. Examining Five Prominent Explanation for the Black/White Achievement GapView Video of Lecture > >


Daphne Oyserman, Ph.D., University of Michigan. Identity-Based Motivation and Improved Academic Attainment. View Video of Lecture > >

Patricia Edwards, Ph.D., Michigan State University. Interventions the Enhance Parental Involvement in Literacy. View Video of Lecture > >

Mavis Sanders, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University. Community Support for African American Parental Involvement in Education. View Video of Lecture > >

M. Ann Levett, Ed.D., Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. Public School Strategies to Improve African American Parental Involvement. View Video of Lecture > >


Linda Raffaele Mendez Ph.D., University of South Florida. School Discipline in Ecological Context and Actions to Reduce Disparities. View Video of Lecture > >

Esther L. Bush, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh. The State of Black Pittsburgh. View Video of Lecture > >

Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D., New York University. Addressing Racial Disparities in School Dicipline Practices. View Video of Lecture > >

Sara Goodkind, Ph.D., John Wallace, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. Racial/Ethnic and Gender Differences in School Discipline Among American High School Students: 1991-2005. View Video of Lecture > >


Ruth McRoy. Ph.D., Boston College. Disproportionality: Overview and Research Methods. View Video of Lecture > >

Gwen Elliott, Gwen's Girls. Empowering Girls: Gender-Specific Approaches for Productive Futures. View Video of Lecture > >

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