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Tuesday, August 13 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Tools and Strategies for Schools to Dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline FILLING

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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

Educator, GED to PHD.
Craig J. Boykin is one of the most sought-after speakers in America. Craig endured numerous hardships which he credits for his passion for helping educators understand at-risk youth. His father left Craig and his mother before Craig was even born. Craig’s mother began using drugs... Read More →

Tuesday August 13, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm CDT