The Graduate Education Programs at Stonehill College invite you to join the discussion at a webinar series that will unpack the educational, social, discipline, and curricular practices and policies that create or perpetuate inequitable environments and opportunities in our schools. Strategies for promoting educational equity, inclusivity, and racial justice will be a focus.

  • Racialized Lives: Understanding Racial Dynamics of School Quality and Student Learning

Peter Piazza - October 15, 7-8 p.m. - Register Here

  • Understanding Diversity, Opportunity Gaps and Teaching in Today's Classrooms 

Rich Milner - November 5, 7-8 p.m. - Register Here

Speakers Information:

Peter Piazza, Ph.D. - October 15, 7-8 p.m. 

Director, School Quality Measures MA Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment

Peter Piazza

Piazza is an education policy researcher, whose work is oriented towards understanding how public education can best prepare citizens for thoughtful participation in a multicultural democracy. Currently he serves a Director, School Quality Measures MA Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment at the Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment (@MassCIEA), where his work is centered around the development  and implementation of a more holistic alternative to standardized test-based measurement of schools and students. 

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H. Richard Milner IV, Ph.D. - November 5, 7-8 p.m.

Author of "Start Where You Are, But Don’t Stay There"

Rich Milner

H. Richard Milner IV (also known as Rich) is Cornelius Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor and Chair of Education and Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. His research, teaching and policy interests concern urban education, teacher education, African American literature, and the social context of education. Professor Milner’s research examines practices and policies that support teacher effectiveness in urban schools. Professor Milner’s work has appeared in numerous journals, and he has published seven books. His most recent are: Start where you are but don’t stay there: Understanding diversity, opportunity gaps, and teaching in today’s classrooms (Harvard Education Press, 2010 and 2020, Second Edition), Rac(e)ing to class: Confronting poverty and race in schools and classrooms (Harvard Education Press, 2015) and These kids are out of control: Why we must reimagine classroom management for equity (Corwin Press, 2018). He can be reached at

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Vera Ahiyya - December 3, 7-8 p.m. 

"The Tutu Teacher" Literacy Influencer

Vera Ahiyya

A kindergarten teacher who created a video about race for her students says she hopes the video -- which now has nearly 100,000 views on YouTube -- helps inspire other teachers to make race an ongoing conversation in their classrooms.

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