This edWeb podcast is hosted by AASA, The School Superintendents Association.
The webinar recording can be accessed here.
Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) has had an intentional and concentrated focus on equity over the last five years. Please listen to Superintendent Dr. Mark Bedell as he speaks about structural racism and its lasting impact on the Kansas City community. Highlighting the impact of redlining, which was birthed in Kansas City and eventually replicated across the country, this recorded conversation also covers the juggernaut of uneven economic development that perpetuates systemic racist practices financially.
Listen to Dr. Bedell and learn what KCPS has done through an equity policy, an equity funding model, the creation of an office of equity and innovations division, the elimination of oppressively written language in the Code of Student Conduct and the unpacking of policies to align with the equity policy. Dr. Bedell shares ways school districts can direct school system resources and programs so every student has the opportunity to reach his or her greatest potential.
This edWeb podcast is of particular value to school superintendents, K-12 school and district leaders, and aspiring leaders.