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Talk on Equity Issues in Middle Schools Jan. 30 at Northern Vermont University

Kathleen Brinegar, associate professor of education at Northern Vermont University’s Johnson campus, will talk on equity issues in middle school grades at 11:45 a.m. Jan. 30 at Stearns Cinema on campus.

The talk is free for the public.

Brinegar will discuss research from around the country in her co-edited handbook “Equity and Cultural Responsiveness in the Middle Grades.” Her presentation will cover diversity issues including African American girls and discipline practices, staff-sanctioned bullying of LGBTQ students, discriminatory school policies against students and families who experience homelessness, English-centric classrooms, and white-focused curriculums.

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The talk is part of Northern Vermont University’s Lecture and Arts Series, made possible in part by the Harriett M. Sherman Lecture Fund, the Lecture and Arts Endowment, Maret ’92 and Tad ’89 Asaro, Bourne’s Energy and Donald P. Blake Jr. Inc.