On December 2, David Johns, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, visited the Askwith Forum to lead a discussion on educational opportunity. Johns engaged the crowd with his frank talk about the lessons he's learned as part of the initiative, as well as what needs be done in the United States in order to ensure all students -- especially students of color -- achieve academic excellence.
In this edition of the Harvard EdCast, Johns shares more solutions and strategies for closing the achievement gap in communities across the country.
The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.