Talking about challenges can lead to solutions. That’s the guiding principle behind Walden’s Talks For Good series.
We bring together subject-matter experts focused on important social, racial, and equity issues and through a diversity of perspectives strive for a common goal of sustainable change good.
The COVID-19 pandemic and social justice movements have escalated awareness of racial and ethnic inequities in education, particularly regarding students and teachers in K–12.
This event was moderated by Dr. Tina Marshall-Bradley, educator, researcher, and Walden academic coordinator and featured Rey Saldaña, president and CEO of Communities in Schools, Dr. Sonja Santelises, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools, and Tanya Batchelor-Judge, district administrator, educator, and Walden graduate.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly changed the way students are learning around the world, the group discussed the challenges, benefits, and future of online learning in higher education.
Walden University’s Talks for Good on “Online Learning in Higher Education” featured The EdUp Experience Podcast Co-host Elizabeth Leiba as moderator and panelists Walden President Dr. Ward Ulmer, Marymount University President Dr. Irma Becerra, and Kentucky State University President Dr. M. Christopher Brown II.
While recruitment efforts for teachers of color grow around the nation, some criticize the lack of focus on development and retention as clear signs that teachers of color aren’t being valued the same.
While their diversity may be sought after, inclusion appears to be an afterthought, and there are still disparities within the educational field. Underrepresentation extends to administrators, including principals, superintendents, school board members, deans, provosts, and university boards. For Walden University’s continuing Talks For Good series, experts and practitioners will discuss the challenges and potential solutions to support a more equitable and racially diverse world of education that prioritizes development and retention just as much as recruitment.