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Foreword by James P. Comer Preface Acknowledgments About the Author 1. Why Do We Need Another Book on Courageous Conversations About Race? It's (Still) A Question of Will! Writing in Difficult Times Building on the Field Guide The "More" in More Courageous Conversations 2. From Will and Passion to Purpose Courage Requires Personal Purpose Differing Approaches to Diversity Purpose at Every Level Voices From the Inside: Macarre Traynham 3. Revisiting the Courageous Conversations About Race Protocol Getting Behind the Protocol's Agreements, Conditions, and Compass Isolating Race: Intersectionality and Cultural Layering Getting Centered in a Mindful Way Examining the Presence and Role of Whiteness Closing the "Knowing-Doing" Gap Voices From the Inside: Devon Alexander 4. Seven Years Later: What's Different and What's the Same? Embracing Equity and Naming the "It": Systemic Racism The Data Minding the Gaps Can We Really Afford Equity? Applying New Technology to Racial Equity Work Voices From the Inside: Donna Hart-Tervalon 5. Why Are We Still Talking About Race? Beyond a Moral Imperative: Neuroscience and the Physiological Impact of Racism A Critique of Liberalism Are Black Males Beyond Love? Defining Resistance and Transforming "Resisters" What Should Be "Special" About Special Education? Voices From the Inside: Charles L. Hopson 6. Moving Courageous Conversations Beyond Black and White Empowering ALL People of Color Making the Invisible Visible: A Courageous Conversation About American Indians and Schooling Brown Space The Politics of English-Language Acquisition: Skin Color, Immigration Status, and Other Barriers Voices From the Inside: Luis Versalles, Elona Street-Stewart 7. A Vision and A Framework for Achieving Racial Equity in Education "Just Say No!" ... to Random Acts of Equity Unmasking Courageous Conversations About Racial Disparities in Independent Schools Where Is Higher Education? A Call for Seamless Racial Equity in PreK-16 Education Voices From the Inside: Bodie Brizendine, Akemi Matsumoto 8. Leadership for Racial Equity: From Theory to Practice Equity Development for School Boards District Equity Leadership Teams (DELT and DELTA) Site and Central-Office Department Leaders Engaged in Equity/Antiracism Development (LEADs) Equity Teams The Beacon Project Staff of Color Equity Development Students Organized for Anti-Racism (SOAR) Voices From the Inside: Carla Randall, Patrick Duffy, Anthony Galloway 9. Learning and Teaching for Racial Equity: From Theory to Practice Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Collaborative Action Research for Equity (CARE) Voices From the Inside: Jackie Roehl 10. Empowering Parents and Communities of Color for Racial Equity: From Theory to Practice Partnerships for Academically Successful Students Engaging and Developing White Allies to Support Parents and Community Members of Color in Schools Engaging White Allies in the Development and Recruitment of Other Whites to the Struggle for Racial Equity Developing and Reinventing School Boards as Allies in the Struggle for Racial Equity Voices From the Inside: Andrea Haynes Johnson 11. Eden Prairie Schools: A Case Study Eden Prairie Then and Now The District Develops a Clear Vision of Equity A Changing Climate The Results Are In: Progress Was Made Voices From the Inside: Connie Hytjan 12. Beyond Passion, Practice, and Persistence ... A Purpose for Achieving Equity! Notes Recommended Reading Index

About the Author

Glenn Eric Singleton hails from Baltimore, Maryland. A product of public elementary and independent secondary school, Singleton earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his master's degree from the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. Singleton began his career as an Ivy League admissions director. In 1992, he founded Pacific Educational Group, Inc. (PEG) to support families in their transitions within and between K-12 and higher education. His company rapidly grew into a vehicle for addressing systemic educational inequity by providing a framework, guidance, and support to K-12 systems and institutions of higher education focused on meeting the needs of under-served students of color. He is now its president and chief executive officer. Singleton and his associates at PEG design and deliver individualized, comprehensive professional development for educators in the form of training, coaching, and consulting. Working at all levels, from beginning teachers to superintendents at local, state, and national levels, PEG helps educators focus on heightening their awareness of institutional racism and implementing effective strategies for eliminating racial achievement disparities in schools. In 1995, Singleton developed Beyond Diversity, a widely recognized seminar aimed at helping administrators, teachers, students, parents, and community stakeholders identify and examine the intersection of race and schooling. The Beyond Diversity seminar is the foundation for the PEG Systemic Racial Equity Framework and its theory of transformation, which focuses on leadership development, teacher action-research, and family/community empowerment. Today, participants around the world use Singleton's Courageous Conversations Agreements, Conditions and Compass, introduced to them in Beyond Diversity, as they strive to usher in culturally proficient curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Over its 20-year history, PEG's scope of work has expanded to include online professional learning, independent school partnerships, and international efforts in Canada and Australia that focus on educational equity for indigenous populations. PEG hosts an annual Summit for Courageous Conversation, in which scholars, educators, community members, and other stakeholders convene to identify strategies and best practices for creating high-level, equitable learning environments for all students. Singleton currently resides in San Francisco, California. He is the founder of the Foundation for a College Education (FCE) and currently serves on the FCE Advisory Board.


"In this book, Glenn Singleton takes the courageous steps to model what he teaches as he gives us the pathways for our own journeys to confront racism in our lives. Glenn proves the necessity of holding courageous conversations about race if we want to eliminate the opportunity gap for ALL students." -- Bonnie M. Davis, Author of How to Teach Students Who Don't Look Like You "Readers who embrace the courageous conversations that Glenn Singleton has written about in these pages will find themselves analyzing their own thoughts and conversations about race in school settings. This text is a deeper analysis of previous conversations and the protocol introduced in Courageous Conversations About Race. The vignettes and cases are a strength." -- Ignacio Lopez, Director of Outreach and Professor of Education "This book provides insight into the thinking of one of the foremost advocates for addressing the achievement gap in authentic ways that result in the underlying assumptions of racism being uncovered and addressed. Singleton's delineation of the concept 'racial equity work' is a major contribution." -- Randall B. Lindsey, Author of Cultural Proficiency

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