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Critical Conversations in Urban Education (CCUE)


Critical Conversations in Urban Education (CCUE) is the School of Education’s vehicle to facilitate a critical ongoing dialogue between the Drexel community, members of the surrounding communities, and the broader research community.  These are discussions related to important issues about the education of youth in urban settings, preparing urban educators and developing university-community partnerships.

Through a variety of event formats: keynotes, panel discussions, roundtables, exhibit halls, film screenings, and more we seek to engage a diverse group of stakeholders in conversation and in collaboration to address systemic inequities in urban education. We believe that this can be accomplished through recognizing the potential and perspectives of the diverse bodies of knowledge that different stakeholders bring to urban education. 

Since its inception in 2012, the CCUE lecture series events have provided a voice for pressing issues in urban education today in Philadelphia and beyond.  We would be honored to have you join us at our next event!

Ms. Sherri Manson and Dr. Kristine Lewis Grant
2019-2020 CCUE Co-Chairs


The Critical Conversations in Urban Education (CCUE) 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. Through the CCUE Series, we endeavor to effectively frame and facilitate critical discussions related to preparing urban educators, optimizing academic achievement for all students, and fostering university-community partnerships.


CCUE seeks to connect the academic and broader communities together for collaboration, understanding, and support that empower urban schools, educators, families, and students.