Five Kansas education leaders will kick off a series of discussions on race, equity and diversity in Kansas education.
The Kansas Equity Series: A Dialogue on Race and Equity will be held online at 10 a.m. Tuesday (June 23).
The free event will feature Dr. Tiffany Anderson, superintendent of Topeka USD 501; Dr. Reginald Eggleston, superintendent of Geary County USD 475; Dr. Charles Foust, superintendent of Kansas City schools; Frank Henderson, board member Seaman USD 345, former president of KASB and NSBA Secretary-Treasurer and Dr. Anthony Lewis, superintendent of Lawrence USD 497.
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The series will be facilitated by Patrick Woods, former president of the Topeka school board and former KASB president, and G.A. Buie, executive director of USA-Kansas.
“We hope to get to do the hard work of re-examining our institutions to make sure they work well and serve all of our students,” said Woods.
Woods said the group of African-American educators started having conversations last year about how to increase the diversity of the talent pool of education administrators and teachers in Kansas.
The series takes on added significance because of recent events that have raised questions about equity and race in all institutions, Woods said.
“We hope to use the momentum from the national conversation that is happening right now,” Woods said.
The series is being sponsored by Topeka USD 501, USA-Kansas and KASB. A schedule of future dialogues will be released later.