KEYNOTE: Moving Beyond Grit & Resilience: Lowering the Achievement Tax on Students without Lowering Achievement

Wednesday February 5, 2020
8:00 - 9:00 AM
Sidney Marcus Auditorium (with live broadcast in The Annex)


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From an educator focused on the advancement of youth of color, this talk will spotlight the research Dr. Cole built around the Black Achievement Trauma Tax that high achieving Black males often face. The Black Achievement Trauma Tax is the phenomenon that occurs when Black males—who grew up in poverty and were exposed to high volumes of trauma successfully navigated education, but failed to actively address their traumas along the way—pay a greater social-emotional price even after achieving at the highest levels of success. This research applies to urban education today by ensuring that students still achieve academically at a high level while lowering the chance they leave the public school system emotionally broken.


Wednesday, February 5: Charles Cole, III will be signing copies of his book outside room A308, beginning at 9:30am.


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