Three "leading local educators"– including Interim Shelby County Schools Supt. Dorsey Hopson – on Tuesday helped participants and supporters of the Memphis Talent Dividend: College Attainment Initiative with a starting point for dealing with the higher education achievement gap among African-American males.
Hopson shared the spotlight with Dr. Lemoyne Robinson, who oversees several area charter schools as chancellor of Influence One Foundation, and Dr. Ernest L. Gibson III, a Rhodes College assistant professor of English.
The session unfolded at the Leadership Memphis Gallery downtown, with the moderating duties in the hands of Tomeka Hart, Teach for America's vice president for African-American Community Partnership, and former president of the now merged Memphis City Schools.
- Written by Dr. Karanja A. Ajanaku
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