“Education, Race and Ethnicity in Alamance County and Beyond” was the theme for the final Community Connections campus program taking place during the 2015-16 academic year. Community Connections is a partnership between Elon University and the Times-News of Burlington, N.C. This event is the fourth Community Connections of the school year and the third in a series on race relations.
The conversation focused on early childhood through higher education as well informal educational networks and partnerships. How are communities working together to share cultural and business knowledge? What opportunities are available through education to decrease achievement gaps and economic disparities? These questions and other issues were discussed with our panel of experts:
Patsy Simpson – Board Member, Alamance-Burlington School System
Carrie Theall – Executive Director, Alamance Partnership for Children
Carlos Valera – Teacher, Alamance-Burlington School System
Randy Williams – Presidential Fellow and Special Assistant to the President, Dean of Multicultural Affairs, Elon University