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How Schools Need To Address The Changing Racial Makeup Of Their Students

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Data compiled by the U.S. Department of Education'?s Office for Civil Rights shows the extent of racial inequality that currently exists in our nation's education system. 

And according to the National Center for Education Statistics, by 2022, the number of Hispanic students in public elementary and secondary schools is projected to grow 33 percent from the 2011 numbers. The number of multi-racial students is expected to grow 44 percent. This increasing diversity in the classrooms coupled with the obstacles many students face in society and, often, in their own homes, pose a challenge to educators and school administrators. How can they meet the educational needs of all students?

This evening and tomorrow, Northern Kentucky University?'s College of Education and Human Services will present forums to address race in education.

And joining us this afternoon to discuss how to prepare all students for future success, regardless of race or economic background, is Chair and Professor of the Department of Teacher Education at Northern Kentucky University's College of Education and Human Services, Dr. Roland Sintos Coloma.

Northern Kentucky University?'s College of Education and Human Services will present discussions on race and education this evening and tomorrow as part of its Think Tank series. The two-day event will feature Dr. Crystal Laura, associate professor of educational leadership at Chicago State University and author of Being Bad: My Baby Brother and the School-to-Prison Pipeline.

The keynote address by Dr. Laura is tonight at 6:30 p.m. Tomorrow's Think Tank Session will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the NKU campus. For information and registration, click here