Middle School Matters: Improving the Life Course of Black Boys


Presentations & Videos


Why Middle School Matters for Black Boys Opening Session and Video Video Presentation
(Introduction by Marian Wright Edelman and Michael Nettles)
Geoffrey Canada, Harlem Children's Zone
Ronald Mason Jr., Southern University System
Robert Franklin, Morehouse College
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Challenges Facing Middle School Black Boys in the U.S. Video Presentation
Moderator: Alvin Irby, The Boys' Club of New York    
(Introduction by Michael Nettles and Alvin Irby)
David Wall Rice, Morehouse College
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James Roland, Emory University view video  
Mia Smith-Bynum, University of Maryland view video view presentation


Reading Their Way to Lifelong Success Video Presentation
Moderator: Mary Evans Sias, Kentucky State University    
(Introduction by Michael Nettles and Mary Evans Sias)
Sharon Washington, National Writing Project
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Arnetha Ball, Stanford University view video view presentation


Delivering a Culturally Competent Education for Middle School Black Boys Video Presentation
Moderator: Lezli Baskerville, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education    
Brandon Corley, Ujamaa Community Development Center (CDF Freedom Schools) view video  
(Introduction by Michael Nettles and Lezli Baskerville)
Tyrone Howard, University of California, Los Angeles
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Wanda Hutchinson, Athens State University view video  


School Leaders Who Steer the Course for Success for Young Black Males Video Presentation
Michael Nettles, Educational Testing Service
Meria Carstarphen, Austin Independent School District
Kriner Cash, Memphis City Schools
Jerry Weast, Partnership for Deliberate Excellence
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