MCEL National Convening December 3 - 5, 2021
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About the Event
Examples of racial bias are in the headlines and generating conversation across our country. While many of the examples are centered on bias within law enforcement, bias exists across all sectors of our nation including schools. As educational leaders, we have the moral responsibility to understand our own biases, the biases of the people we lead, and the bias within our educational institutions including policy makers at the federal, state, and local levels to the practitioners we are responsible for leading in our schools and district offices. We will never have breakthrough results for all children of color until this is addressed. While both male and female students of color lag behind their white counterparts, the gap for males is significantly larger. The challenges confronting males of color are unique and addressing these challenges is essential to closing the achievement gap. Male district leaders of color are in a unique position to affect change that leads to closing the gaps for our children.