College of Education hosts Urban Education Conference Nov. 18-20

The College of Education and Human Development will hold its Urban Education Conference Nov. 18-20, and the event’s speakers include Louisiana educator, Monica Fabre, and Chauncey Spears of the Mississippi State Department of Education’s curriculum and instruction unit.

Daniel Watkins, Ph.D., dean of the College of Education and Human Development

Daniel Watkins, Ph.D., dean of the College of Education and Human Development

This year’s theme is “Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility.”  JSU faculty and staff were invited to submit papers for presentation during the conference. The papers reflect strands on bullying, classroom management, Common Core Standards, among numerous other topics. The conference is in support of the 92nd Annual American Education Week sponsored by the National Education Association.

“The Urban Education Conference is a conference formulated by faculty and staff. They make the campus and community aware of relevant issues in education,” said Dr. Daniel Watkins, dean of the College of Education. “These are issues that affect all of us, therefore, we must work together to seek solutions.”

All conference activities will be held in the College of Education building. Other speakers include Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith, Jackson Police Chief Lindsey Horton, Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis and JSU Chief of Public Safety Thomas Albright. They’ll lead a panel discussion about safety issues for students in urban settings.

Leave a comment