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Monday, August 12 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Tools and Strategies for Schools to Dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline FULL

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It is imperative that teachers make education count for ALL students. Across America, Craig conveys to educators that we must (1) educate ourselves about the school discipline gap. (2) Help students and colleagues unlearn misperceptions about students from poverty. (3) Continue reaching out to low-income families even when they appear unresponsive (and without assuming, if they are unresponsive, that we know why). (4) Respond when colleagues stereotype poor students or parents. (5) Fight to keep low-income students from being assigned unjustly to special education or low academic tracks. (6) Make curriculum relevant to poor students, drawing on and validating their experiences and intelligences. Most important, we must consider how our own class biases affect our interactions with and expectations of our students. Craig's trademark slogan, GED to PHD is a concrete paradigm that educators should never give up on any student.

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Craig Boykin

Consultant, Craig Boykin LLC
Craig is known as one of the top minds when it comes to systemic poverty and trauma in America. Craig is a seven-time author and former decorated Army veteran. Craig’s self-made success comes from his hustle, his grit and his relentless desire to never give up. Raised by a single... Read More →

Monday August 12, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm CDT
305 730 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA