Summer Institute

The University of Redlands Center for Educational Justice’s day-long summer institute explored “why race still matters” and other issues facing K-12 educators July 12 at the University’s Orton Center.

Teachers, administrators, aides, private and public education professionals, and others interested in educational justice and education issues heard a keynote presentation by Gloria Ladson-Billings, a well-known pedagogical theorist and teacher educator from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

The 105-year-old Dorothy Inghram was honored for her many decades as a trail-blazing educator and received the “Lifetime Achievement in Educational Justice Award.” Eliseo Davalos, an administrator with the Corona-Norco Unified School District, received the inaugural “Outstanding Educational Justice Practitioner Award” from the center.

Afternoon sessions explored other educational justice issues, including creating a local, diverse and permanent teaching workforce; denigrating representations of minorities in film, television and the media; and mental health in schools: the role of racial and ethnic disparities.

More about the award recipients in Honors for Educators.

Read the Press Enterprise coverage of the Institute.


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