Education Department Has DEI Focus
By Gaye Hill
A teacher symposium and an education study group are two examples of ways Meredith’s Department of Education has supported anti-racism efforts this academic year.
The department hosted the Wetonah Rice Parker Symposium on November 13, 2021. This free virtual event brought educators together to learn about important diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work in schools.
The symposium promotes inclusive and equitable educational practices for all learners, addressing both the unique needs of beginning teachers and the continued leadership development of master teachers.
In addition, members of the Department of Education participated in the Zinn Education Project’s Teaching for Black Lives book study group. They received free copies of the book Teaching for Black Lives as well as copies of the New York Times’ 1619 Project and will be meeting at least five times over the course of the year to discuss the book’s implications for their practice and engage in other learning opportunities.