This is the book with information and resources that Dr. Searetha Smith-Collins shared during the Instruction & Instructional Support (IIS) Commission’s What’s Going On? Discovering Solutions: A Game Plan Blog Talk Show on October 11, 2013
Dr. Searetha Smith-Collins wants to arm black educators, leaders, and others with research and information about contemporary issues and challenges facing black children and educators.
Part of her motivation was to add an African American, experienced educator/leader voice to the national school reform narrative that is affecting our black children and families. According to Dr. Smith-Collins, “It seems that our voice is missing, and often not made available to the national arena. Through your leadership, as Chair of the IIS Commission, you are to be commended for quickly realizing the essence and importance of having a venue to share information and stimulate thought about matters of current school innovation and reform that are significantly impacting black educators, black children, and all others.”