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July 13 @ 8:00 am - July 16 @ 5:00 pm
From the Beyond NTAC Website:
“Our current moment has required our network, and the broader education community to reflect on what we value most, shift our focus there, and let go of things that matter less. COVID-19 has forced students, families, and educators to take immediate action outside the traditional school experience. The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have catalyzed outrage at the racial discrimination non-white Americans routinely experience, specifically Black Americans. These events, amid broad economic uncertainty and growing inequality, have put a spotlight on the policies, procedures, and teaching practices that don’t meet the needs of students in today’s world, and often do damage to learning and development. Beyond NTAC is thus an opportunity for Imagining Beyond the traditional work of school. Collectively, we must resist the urge of “getting back to normal,” and putting the pieces of an obsolete past back together again. Normal for too many students, educators, families, and communities was not working. We must seize on this moment for Imagining Beyond, where we can put what we value at the core of our practice, be guided by our successes, and build the school system that students deserve.”