NPLI Webinar – March 25, 2018 at 8pm EDT
“What Parents Should Know: The Impact of Racial Disparities Related to Suspensions and Expulsions of Students of Color”

In 2014, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released data showing that black students were suspended and expelled at three times the rate of white students, validating what many families of color already knew and were living with the impact of those actions daily. Over the past few years, many states and institutions of higher learning have continued to investigate the racial disparties related to the suspensions and expulsions of students of color. While there has been some changes in legislation to address the issues and some systems change on state and local levels, there is still work to be done.

NPLI is presented this webinar with subject matter expert, Dr. Rosemarie Allen who is President and CEO for the Institute for Racial Equity & Excellence (IREE) and FLTI Facilitator. Dr. Allen has served as an educational leader for over 30 years. Her life’s work is centered on ensuring ALL children have access to high quality early childhood programs that are developmentally and culturally appropriate. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her classes are focused on ensuring teachers are aware of how issues of equity, privilege, and power impact teaching practices.

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