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Graduate Education Speaker Series

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies Graduate Education program invites you to participate in its 2017-18 Graduate Education Speaker Series.

The Graduate Education Speaker Series brings speakers and events onto the University of Richmond campus to address subjects of interest to prospective and current teachers, educational administrators, community organizers and others engaged in education and related fields.

For the 2017-18 series, the Graduate Education program is offering several events in fall 2017 and spring 2018. For details about each event, please follow the linked date and location (if available). Due to limited seating and catering expectations, some events require reservations.

Fall 2017 Events

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Presentation: Update on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) from Virginia DOE

Lecture and discussion with Dr. Lynn Sodat, Director of the Office of Program Administration and Accountability, Virginia Department of Education

Thursday, September 7, 4:30 p.m.

Hosted by the SPCS Graduate Education program in collaboration with the School of Arts & Sciences

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From Nature to Novels: Children’s Author & Illustrator Henry Cole

Book talk and signing with children’s author and illustrator Henry Cole 

Wednesday, October 11, 5:30 p.m.

Hosted by the SPCS Graduate Education program in collaboration with Boatwright Memorial Library and the School of Arts & Sciences

Immigration & Schools

As the Richmond region becomes more diverse, schools need to consider the complexities of educating undocumented, immigrant and refugee children. A basic premise of a democratic society are the values of social justice and tolerance in a public education system. The Graduate Educator Speaker Series invites attendees to address these complexities through the following events.

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This is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class & Education with José Luis Vilson

Book discussion on Vilson’s This is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education

Tuesday, October 3 (English) & Wednesday, October 4 (Spanish), 7 p.m.

Hosted by Sacred Heart Center in collaboration with Virginia Commonwealth University and the SPCS Graduate Education program

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Panel Discussion: Is Our Education System Prepared to Assist Immigrant Children?

Moderated panel discussion to include academic, local school division, state DOE, parent, and community advocacy representatives; details TBA 

Thursday, November 2, 6 p.m.

Hosted by the SPCS Graduate Education program

Spring 2018 Events

Awareness and Recognition of Trauma and Violence in Social Media

Book Talk on The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Book talk with author Richard Rothstein; details to be finalized and announced

Questions?

Contact Julia Burke, Program Manager (804) 484-1584

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