Gloria Ladson-Billings

Professor Emerita

School of Education | Educational Policy Studies | Afro American Studies

Gloria Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education and an internationally known expert in the field. She has won numerous honors and awards, is a member of the National Academy of Education, and former president of the American Educational Research Association. Ladson-Billings has written two books, The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children and Crossing over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms.

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  • Pushing Past the Achievement Gap
  • But we can’t find any ____: Diversity in higher education
  • Preparing to Succeed with ALL students
  • In this time of great uncertainty we all wonder how we begin again. This talk calls for us to consider a “hard re-set” where we re-think what it means to educate all students. We consider the ways other nation’s have met this challenge and ask ourselves if we are ready to do things differently. The talk concludes with a series of strategic questions to help us think through new ways of educating and preparing ALL students.