Educational Scholar Dr. Bettina Love Visits Students of the Newark’s Teacher Academies

Dr. Bettina L. Love[Newark, New Jersey, February 5, 2020] On Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 1:00 PM, the Newark Board of Education in partnership with Montclair State University proudly welcomes the renowned educational scholar, Dr. Bettina Love, to University High School in Newark, New Jersey.

Dr. Bettina L. Love is an award-winning author and Associate Professor of Educational Theory & Practice at the University of Georgia. She is one of the field’s most esteemed educational researchers, studying how anti-blackness operates in schools, Hip Hop education, and urban education. 

Superintendent of Schools Mr. Roger León said, “Dr. Bettina Love’s scholarship helps us to reimagine schools that are designed around social justice and educational freedom.  Her visit with our Teacher Academy will enable our high school students, who want to become aspiring educators, to critically reflect on what it means to teach for justice.”

Dr. Love will visit with University High School-Home of the Humanities to lead a discussion with students from the Teacher Academies for Social Justice, a premier academy of both University High School and East Side High School.  While visiting the Teacher Academy students, Dr. Love will interact with students through a student moderated panel discussion. Dr. Love will also sign copies of her book, which are being provided to all teacher academy students through funding secured through a Victoria Foundation grant.

“We are excited about Dr. Love’s visit to share insight on the important research she is conducting” said Board President Josephine Garcia.  “Our students and staff are very fortunate, and we welcome the dialogue,” she added.

Rooted in democratic ideals that place value in student voice and community cultural capital, The Teacher Academy for Social Justice Education (TASJE) and MSU’s teacher education programs both share values that are echoed by Dr. Love’s scholarship. It is with great pleasure and gratitude that the teacher academies of University and East Side high schools welcome Dr. Bettina Love and representatives from Montclair State University who work in partnership with the NBOE to realize the vision of the Teacher Academy.

What:   Conversation, Panel Discussion, and Book Signing: We Want To Do More Than Survive

Who:    Dr. Bettina L. Love, author and Associate Professor of Educational Theory & Practice at the University of Georgia

When:  Thursday, February 6, 2020
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
University High School
55 Clinton Place, Newark, NJ 07108

Seating is limited. Please confirm which session you would like to attend:

Nancy Deering, Interim Executive Director Communications
Newark Board of Education
Phone: 973-477-1475