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Bridging the Gap: Eliminating racial disparities in education so every child can reach their full potential - morning session

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 8:10 AM

Defining the problem:. Introductory remarks. 04:37 - A changing and diversifying population. - Doctor Susan Brower, State Demographer. 35:24 - Comments by Representative Rena Moran (DFL-Saint Paul). 47:47 - Student testimony on the opportunity gap. - Neese Parker, MN Youth Council Alum. 1:07:48 - Greater MN experiences of the opportunity gap. - Kathleen Annette, President and CEO, Blandin Foundation. 1:30:11 - Measuring the achievement gap and studying social and emotional learning. - Doctor Michael Rodriquez, University of Minnesota. 2:05:16 - Discipline & suspensions discussion. - Doctor Bernadeia Johnson, Mankato State University. 2:34:30 - Student & parental perspectives on barriers to success in public schools. - Erica Valliant. - Lawrence Parret, 11th grader, Patrick Henry High, Minneapolis. - Najima Ali, 11th grader, Patrick Henry High, Minneapolis. 2:59:08 - Overview of approaches in other states. - Daniel Thatcher, J.D., National Conference of State Legislatures. 3:31:06 - How litigation impacts the policy landscape. - Kathy Woodruff, Attorney General’s Office. Recess. Runs 3 hours, 40 minutes.