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From my colleague Steve Pearson at IBM:

Join IBM & mindSpark Learning for a limited-edition live webinar of Diversity and Inclusion in AI featuring guest presenters from Profound Gentlemen, a community of male educators of color.

Reflect on your own experience as you explore the roles of gender, race and bias in STEM fields. Learn how AI impacts the cradle to prison pipeline, and gain tools to instead build a cradle to career pipeline. Grow your toolkit with resources for diversifying your own computer science and STEM programs so that your students can gain awareness of how AI affects them and join the fight against algorithmic bias and injustice.

Register for the webinar on January 21 or January 25.

Check out these podcasts this weekend:

The Hummingbird Stories – Ep. 6. –  “Insist on it” featuring Dr. Lynn Moody

In this episode, Donnell and Jenny interview Dr. Lynn Moody, the recently retired superintendent of the Rowan Salisbury School System. Moody is an accomplished leader in transforming education. We talked about failure being a necessary part of innovation, discomfort as a key to learning, and the charge to continue to reimagine how we educate our children.

Awake 58 – An interview with President Rachel Desmarais of Vance-Granville Community College

Nation joins Rachel Desmarais, president of Vance-Granville Community College, in conversation. Desmarais and her team help lead a college that spans four counties and their focus in the years ahead is on bolstering social mobility and more closely connecting their programs to labor market outcomes.

School PR Drive Time – Episode 011 – James Ford on Equity in NC Public Schools

This episode features James Ford, executive director of CREED and a member of the NC State Board of Education. Co-host Randi Davis, who worked with Ford in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, joins host Kevin Smith to learn more about the background and future of equity work at the state and local level throughout North Carolina’s public schools.

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Mebane Rash

Mebane Rash is the CEO and editor-in-chief of EducationNC.

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