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Bridging the Divide: A community conversation on the path forward for integration in Maryland’s schools
March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Registration required: Loyola.edu/Bridging-The-Divide
Research shows that some students do better when they’re learning with children of different races and incomes. Yet even as Maryland’s population grows more diverse, our schools are increasingly segregated. In a four-part series coming in March, The Baltimore Sun takes an in-depth look at three efforts to break through racial barriers. “Bridging the Divide” will also look at other models and what strategies policymakers are working on for Maryland.
As a follow up, The Sun, Maryland Humanities, Loyola University of Maryland’s Office of Academic Affairs, and Center for Innovation in Urban Education will be hosting a community conversation. The forum, funded through a grant from the Education Writers Association, will be a candid dialogue on the path forward for school integration and whether that could help improve academic outcomes for all students of various racial and income backgrounds. Moderated by Sun editor Andrew Green, panelists include Karl Alexander, the Marshall Group; Dallas Dance, Baltimore County Public Schools; Marcy Leonard, Hammond High School; Elizabeth Nix, University of Baltimore; and Camika Royal, Loyola University Maryland.