Chime in: the state of affairs for Black males in education

Wei LAB Director and Chief Research Scientist Dr. Jerlando F. L. Jackson gave the keynote address “State of Affairs for Black Males in Education: How Data Shapes the Narrative,” to the Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) Summer Leadership Institute in Green Lake, Wisconsin on July 18, 2015. The talk presented information to school board members and administrators from across the state seeking information and best practices to this challenging issue that persists in education today.

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Twitter response to Jackson’s keynote address

Dr. Jackson returned from the event hopeful and energized about how his research can continue to make a significant difference in educational policy around the state.

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Picture captured by an audience member of Jackson’s presentation

“It was clear from the engagement of the audience and questions posed that these school board members were planning to take back data points from my talk to think seriously about the experiences of African American males and other men of color in their school district,” Jackson said. “It is spaces like these that open critical dialogue, grounded in evidence-based research, that can make a difference. ”

As the Wei LAB seeks engagement from fellow practitioners, policymakers and concerned citizens, please visit our Facebook page to join the conversation and share your experiences, expertise and your take on the state of affairs for Black males in education as we continue to work towards fostering equitable and inclusive working and learning environments.

-The Wei LAB Team


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