Join a public conversation about what equity in schools means and how education leaders can mobilize others towards that goal. Discuss how each and every child—especially those who are traditionally marginalized—can be welcomed and valued members of your local schools and given timely access to high quality education and support they need to achieve academic and social success. Hear unique perspectives on equity represented in research and practice related to restorative practices implementation in schools and a schoolwide integrated framework for transformation of opportunity, access, resource allocation, and culture. As your next step toward equity for all student groups come explore your own local contexts and deeply examine your often long held practices and beliefs about who should, who can, and who will succeed within your school. Expect diverse perspectives coming together to achieve more equitable education for all student groups.
Tuesday, February 4: Amy McCart will be signing copies of her book outside room A308, beginning at 12:30pm.
Keith Hickman is the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Director of Continuing Education, and he works nationwide on restorative practices implementation with a focus on schools. Mr. Hickman has served in high-level leadership positions for various K-12 educational organizations including the New York City Department of Education and New Leaders for New Schools.
Dr. Amy McCart is Associate Research Professor and Co-Director of SWIFT Education Center at the University of Kansas. She fosters equity in schools from coast-to-coast by developing leaders who transform their schools to meet needs of all students.
Dr. Cokethea Hill, Regional Director for SWIFT Education Center, works collaboratively with educational leadership teams to transform school cultures and systems. She previously worked with SchoolSmartKC, a collaboration of community partners, parents, and schools to improve the quality of education in Kansas City Public Schools.