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One of the most frequently discussed problems facing educators is the achievement gap that exists between communities, schools within a district, and even students within a school. The Metropolitan Institute for Leadership in Education at Governors State University is providing an opportunity for educators and community leaders to analyze this issue with the assistance of noted educator, Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings.

Ladson-Billings is a professor of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her investigations into Critical Race Theory have led her to question whether the current achievement gap is actually an education debt.

The day-long seminar led by Ladson-Billings, “What it Takes to Successfully Lead a Diverse School Community,” will be held on Monday, February 9, from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., at Governors State University. The seminar begins with a presentation and question and answer period, followed by problem–solving activities involving all participants.