Antiracist Grading in a Pandemic
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m. Pacific/7:00-8:00 p.m. Eastern (U.S.)
Join Dr. Jamila Dugan and Shane Safir, co-authors of the forthcoming book Street Data: A Next-Generation Model for Equity, Pedagogy, and School Transformation (Corwin, March 2021), as they engage with four current principals and discuss antiracist grading: what this could look like, why it matters, and what gets in the way. In a moment of collective trauma and widening equity gaps, how are schools approaching grading? Will grading be a source of oppression and further alienation for students at the margins? Can we shift our mindsets and practices to center feedback over grades? What are innovative, antiracist practices in this area?
The panel will include four powerful, equity-centered leaders:
- Emma Dunbar, principal, Presidio Middle School, San Francisco Unified School District
- Michael Essien, principal, Martin Luther King Jr Middle School, San Francisco Unified School District (read more about Michael’s groundbreaking work here)
- Guillermo Morales, principal, Treeview Elementary School, Hayward Unified School District
- Dr. Cynthia Ortiz, principal, Harder Elementary School, Hayward Unified School District
Cost: Free, but preregistration is required to attend.