University of Richmond’s Graduate Education program in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies will welcome Genevieve Siegel-Hawley for a discussion of her new book, titled “When the Fences Come Down: Twenty-First-Century Lessons from Metropolitan School Desegregation.” The event will be held Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the Robins School of Business, Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium. A Q&A and reception will follow.

In her book, Siegel-Hawley, a professor in Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Education, explores what happens when communities take a regional approach to addressing persistent school segregation, rather than just focusing on improving schools only by raising academic standards, holding teachers and students accountable through test performance and promoting private-sector competition.

“This discussion will examine what the Richmond community has done about school integration and aims to spark a conversation about the important links between school and housing policy,” said Tom Shields, event organizer and chair of the Graduate Education program and director of Richmond’s Center for Leadership in Education.

Richmond’s graduate education program encompasses graduate certificate or master’s degree options, as well as professional development coursework for licensed teachers. The program enables teachers to accomplish their goals at times and places convenient to them. Classes are conveniently scheduled and located, after school hours or online, on campus or in local schools.

More information about the book discussion is available on the University of Richmond online calendar.

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Associate Dean, Academic & Student Affairs
Associate Professor, Education
Program Chair, Graduate Education
School Liaison, AFAC
Member, SPCS Speakers Bureau
Educational Leadership
School & Housing Segregation
Changing Demographics in RVA
Ethics & Leadership