Washington, D.C. — Research has consistently shown that even the brightest and most gifted African American and Hispanic students continue to be dramatically underrepresented in academically rigorous programs in the nation’s public schools. As a result, these students too frequently lack access to postsecondary opportunities that would enable them to fulfill their potential. This lack of access to challenging instruction for high-achieving and high-potential students of color cannot be ignored if the nation plans to create a prosperous and just society.
On Tuesday, September 27, the Center for American Progress will host Rep. Raúl Grijalva for keynote remarks on how schools can best ensure that talented students of color are adequately encouraged and supported. A panel discussion will explore innovative and promising practices for serving talented students of color, the resources these students need to reach their full potential, and the policies schools should put in place to ensure that they do.
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Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ)
Hannah Doruelo, Scholar, The Posse Foundation; Fellow, Institute for Recruitment of Teachers
David J. Johns, Executive Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans
Michael J. Petrilli, President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Craig Robinson, National Director, KIPP Through College
Danyelle Solomon, Director, Progress 2050, Center for American Progress
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
9:30 a.m. ET
Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20005
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