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Racial Disparities in School Discipline: How Do They Relate to Achievement?
We’ve long suspected a connection between racial disparities in school discipline and student achievement, but only now is there a documented relationship based on national data. In this webinar, the lead author of the study that established the link, Dr. Francis Pearman, will share the details of this work and its important implications for students, especially African American students. The fact that one disparity is clearly connected to the other, and in both directions, suggests a profound lever for change.

Join our February Monthly Master Class to engage with Dr. Pearman. John Garcia III of the Greater LA Education Foundation will join the conversation to discuss the new possibilities these findings suggest for funders investing in discipline reform, racial equity and more. Celine Coggins of Grantmakers for Education will facilitate a discussion between Dr. Pearman and webinar attendees.

While others are welcome to attend, this event is intended for members and education grantmakers. There is no cost to attend this Grantmakers for Education program.

Monthly Master Class

The purpose of the Monthly Master Class is to engage in deeper learning together and practice talking across difference. On the first Friday of each month, Grantmakers for Education hosts an interview-based webinar. Each session is anchored by reflections from one to two members and a nonprofit or academic leader and includes time for questions and collaborative sense-making among presenters and attendees.

Feb 7, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Francis A. Pearman
Assistant Professor of Education @Stanford Graduate School of Education
Francis A. Pearman is an assistant professor of Education at Stanford University. His research focuses on how poverty and inequality shape the life chances of children, especially in rapidly changing cities. Throughout his research, Pearman combines rigorous quantitative methods with careful attention to how “big data,” including geo-coded crime statistics, business information, and local voting patterns might open new sites of inquiry in the field of education. His research has been published in a variety of leading journals, including American Educational Research Journal, Sociology of Education, and Review of Educational Research, and has been featured in a variety of media outlets, including The Atlantic and CityLab. Pearman holds a Ph.D. and M.Ed. from Vanderbilt University, and a B.S. from the University of Virginia.
John Garcia III
President @Greater LA Education Foundation
Dr. John Garcia III is chief deputy of strategic partnerships & innovation at the LA County Office of Education and president of its newly formed foundation, the Greater LA Education Foundation. In his prior position as program officer for education at the California Community Foundation, John managed outreach, initiatives and grantmaking focused on improving educational outcomes and opportunities in Los Angeles County. John spent four years as a school counselor in an urban school district and was the Westside Impact Teacher of the Year in 2010. He has also served as a policy analyst for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. John holds a business degree in supply chain management and a Master of Counseling from Arizona State University. He earned his doctorate in education leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Celine Coggings
Executive Director @Grantmakers for Education
Celine Coggins has been an educator for more than two decades, with a track record as an innovator, leader and connector. Her work has always been deeply connected to teachers and disadvantaged schools. In 2007, she founded Teach Plus where she spent the next decade as CEO and grew the organization to over 30,000 teachers. Celine was recognized at the White House for her organization’s impact on public education. A nationally-recognized expert on teacher leadership, education policy standards and accountability, and union politics, Celine has addressed audiences nationwide. She appears regularly in the media and has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic, among others. She is the author of three books, most recently How to Be Heard: Ten Lessons Teachers Need to Advocate for Their Students and Profession. Celine earned her Ph.D. in education policy analysis at Stanford University and is a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.