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Welcome to Critical Conversations in Urban Education!


The Critical Conversations in Urban Education (CCUE) Lecture Series is the School of Education’s vehicle for critical dialogue and continuing education on issues important to the education of youth in urban settings, including Philadelphia. The series seeks to connect the academic and broader communities together for collaboration, understanding, and support that empower urban schools, educators, families, and students. 

The CCUE Series effectively stimulates critical discussions related to preparing urban educators, optimizing academic achievement for all students, and fostering university-community partnerships.  We would be honored to have you join us at our next event!

Critical Conversations in Urban Education was convened in the 2011-2012 academic year by Dr. Tina Richardson, former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Education. From its inception until 2014, the committee was co-chaired by Dr. Kristine Lewis Grant and Dr. Vera Lee. The current co-chairs are Sherri Manson and Dr. Brian Smith.

Critical Conversations in Urban Education

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Anthony Hopkins

Drexel University
School of Education
3141 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104