Middle School Matters: Improving the Life Course of Black Boys

Agenda

Monday, July 23, 2012
Convention Center

11–11:45 a.m.

Welcome and Why Middle School Matters

Welcome:
Marian Wright Edelman, Children's Defense Fund

Chair:
Michael Nettles, Educational Testing Service

Speakers: 
Geoffrey Canada, Harlem Children's Zone
Robert Franklin, Morehouse College
Ronald Mason Jr., Southern University System

1:30–3 p.m.

Challenges Facing Middle School Black Boys in the United States

Chair:
Alvin Irby, The Boys' Club of New York

Speakers:
David Wall Rice, Morehouse College
James Roland, Emory University
Mia Smith-Bynum, University of Maryland

3:30–5 p.m.

Reading Their Way to Life Long Success

Chair:
Mary Evans Sias, Kentucky State University

Speakers:
Arnetha Ball, Stanford University
Eric Kearney, Ohio State Senate
Sharon Washington, National Writing Project

 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Convention Center

10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Delivering a Culturally Competent Education for Middle School Black Boys

Chair:
Lezli Baskerville, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education

Speakers:
Brandon Corley, Ujamaa Community Development Center (CDF Freedom Schools)
Tyrone Howard, University of California, Los Angeles
Wanda Hutchinson, Athens State University

4:30–6 p.m.

School Leaders Who Steer the Course for Success for Young Black Males

Chair:
Michael Nettles, Educational Testing Service

Speakers:
Meria Carstarphen, Austin Independent School District
Kriner Cash, Memphis City Schools
Jerry Weast, Partnership for Deliberate Excellence

 

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