A Strong Start: Positioning Young Black Boys for Educational Success

 

Featured Videos

During ETS's Addressing Achievement Gaps Symposium, panel sessions opened with four video presentations that set the scene for discussions among some of the nation's most prominent educators, researchers and policy experts. These four videos are available to view below. In addition, the symposium's agenda is also provided with links to videos and presentations of the discussions.

 

Presentations & Videos

 

Pre-conference Remarks Video Presentation
Michael T. Nettles, ETS view video  
Charlie Nelms, North Carolina Central University
(Introduction by Michael T. Nettles)
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Shawn Dove, Open Society Foundations' Campaign for Black Male Achievement
(Introduction by Charlie Nelms)
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Welcome/Introduction Video Presentation
Michael T. Nettles, ETS view video  
Russlynn H. Ali, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights view video  
(Introduction by Marian Wright Edelman)    

 

Opening Discussion: The Condition of Young Black Boys in the United States Video Presentation
Cathy Grace, Children's Defense Fund view video  
Iheoma Iruka, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill view video view presentation
Oscar Barbarin III, Tulane University view video view presentation

 

Discussion 1: The Critical Early Years: Exploring Connections of Poverty and Early Brain Development and Academic Achievement Video Presentation
Rashanda Perryman, Children's Defense Fund view video  
Aisha Ray, Erikson Institute view video  
Anjohnette Gibbs, Delta Early Learning Program view video view presentation

 

Discussion 2: The Time is Now: A Strong Start for Young Black Males is a Strong Future for the Nation Video Presentation
Wade Henderson, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (Introduction by Catherine M. Millett) view video  

 

Discussion 3: Approaches to Learning from PreK–3rd Grade and the Effect on Closing Gaps Video Presentation
Michela English, Fight For Children
(Introduction by Michael T. Nettles)
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Jeanne Middleton-Hairston, Children's Defense Fund
(Introduction by Michela English)
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Kristie Kauerz, Harvard Graduate School of Education view video view presentation
Linda Sullivan-Dudzic, Bremerton School District view video view presentation

 

Closing Discussion: Strengthening the Agenda: Ensuring a Strong Start Video Presentation
Marian Wright Edelman, Children's Defense Fund
(Introduction by Michael T. Nettles)
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Michael T. Nettles, ETS view video  

 

View an Agenda Description (PDF) for ETS's Addressing Achievement Gaps Symposium.

View the CDF Freedom Schools® Program Introductory Video from the Children's Defense Fund.