Hopkins Public Schools hosted an Equity Symposium on June 7, 8 and 9. Each day was devoted to a different topic around equity and education. About 60 people attended each session, which was open to equity specialists, equity team members, principals, master teachers, and school board members. Three facilitators led the symposium. The lineup is listed below:
• June 7 – “Undoing whiteness: calling out the wizard behind the curtain.” Led by Dr. Heather Hackman.
• June 8 – “Teaching BeBe’s kids: methodology for teaching ‘hard to teach’ students.” Led by Dr. Lucian Yates, III.
• June 9 – “Race matters when teaching and reaching African American students.” Led by Dr. Mack Hines, III.