Daisy Bates Education Institute

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The 2014 Daisy Bates Education Institute will take place at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.  This year we will be commemorating the 60th Anniversary Brown vs. The Board of Education. 

The Institute is a specialized daylong session for State Education Chairs and members of the NAACP National Education Committee.   Visit this page May 14th for a live stream of the following events:

The day will commence with the morning plenary session that will run from 9:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  That plenary session will incorporate the following:

Shutting Down the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Moderated by Marsha Ellison, NAACP President Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Florida with participation from the following panelists: Franklin C. Adderley, Chief of Police, City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida Police Department; Gordon Weekes, Chief Assistant Public Defender, 17th Judicial Circuit, Broward County, Florida;  and Hon. Elijah H. Williams, Circuit Judge, 17th Judicial Circuit, Broward County, Florida,

Raising the Floor: Common Core State Standards

Moderated by James Duke Chinn, Secondary Mathematics Supervisor, Broward County, Florida Public Schools with participation from the following panelists: Dr. Barbara Dezmon, Education Chair, Maryland State Conference NAACP; Rufina A. Hernandez, Esq. Executive Director, Campaign for High School Equity; Dr. Shirley Johnson; Education Chair
Florida State Conference NAACP; and Efrain Mercado, Jr., Project Director, Common Core State Standards, National Association for State Boards of Education.                                          

Sixty Years of Brown’s Deliberate Speed
11:45AM – 12:15PM
Keynote address will be delivered by Professor Charles Ogletree, Jr., Executive Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Harvard University.

Town Hall Meeting: Making the Spirit of Brown a Reality

Moderated by Professor Charles Ogletree, Jr. with panelists that include: Judith Browne-Dianis, Co-Director, Advancement Project, Ernest G. Green, Member of the Little Rock Nine, Congressional Gold Medal Honoree;  Dr. John H. Jackson, President and CEO, The Schott Foundation for Public Education; Adora Obi Nweze, Member, NAACP National Board of Directors, Chair NAACP National Education Committee; Robert W. Runcie, Superintendent, Broward County Public Schools and Dwayne K. Wright, 2015 Juris Doctor & Master of Education Candidate, The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law & College of Education.

Video of the following events will be made available, post the 2014 Daisy Bates Education Institute. 

Achieving the Spirit of Brown Breakfast
A Dialogue on Improving African American Student Achievement Between the NAACP and the Department of Education with Speaker, David J. Johns, Executive Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans and remarks from Howard Jefferson, Vice Chair, NAACP National Education Committee.

Reflections on the Significance of Brown Luncheon with remarks from Hon. Arthur L. Burnett, Sr. Judge – Retired, National Executive Director, National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc., Howard University School of Law.