Delta Research and Educational Foundation to host free virtual education symposium

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The Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign (DTEC) and Teachers Advocating to lead Great change (TAG) is launching a four-part series on educational equity. The program, titled Rooted in Research 2.0, is part of the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF).

“We continue to work tirelessly to eliminate equity disparities within our educational system,” said DREF President Carolyn E. Lewis. “To fulfill this mission, DTEC-TAG provides information, research, and resources to students, teachers, parents, administrators and the communities through education awareness and professional development activities.”

DTEC is a national education initiative of DREF in collaboration with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. It is supported by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Rooted in Research 2.0 series is as follows:

  • Episode 1, Rooted in Faith, featured the Modern Christian Family and aired on April 3 at 4 p.m. EDT.
  • Episode 2, Rooted in Culture, featured the NPHC Divine 9 Presidents and National Undergraduate Leadership Council playing #CultureTags™ on April 10 at 4 p.m. EDT.
  • Episode 3, Rooted in Education: Sowing Seeds to the Heart, is a FREE educational symposium featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Paulette C. Walker, 25th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., as well as DTEC-TAG Equity Warriors and many other experts. It will air on April 17 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT. The day will conclude with Comedian Eddie B. To register for the Education Symposium, visit .
  • The fourth and final episode is April 24th at 3 p.m. EDT and titled Rooted in Rhetoric featuring HBCU Speech & Debate Teams.

The Rooted in Research 2.0 series will stream live on Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. It can be viewed live on the DTEC-TAG Facebook and YouTube, the DREF Research Matters Facebook and Vimeo and the NPHC Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Twitch.

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