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Tired of hearing about the achievement gap? We’ve been looking at it all wrong. This provocative and poignant talk challenges the masses to think differently about the education of the urban child.

About the Speaker

Kandice Sumner

Kandice Sumner

Kandice A. Sumner, M.Ed, is a doctoral student and successful Boston Public School teacher. While born and raised in urban Boston she graduated from the suburban Weston Public Schools K-12 via the METCO program. Kandice then matriculated at Spelman College (a historically Black liberal arts college) and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in English Literature. As the feature of the documentary film *Far From Home,* she is invited frequently to public speaking and consulting engagements facilitating difficult conversations about race, education, gender and equity. Going from being one of a few Blacks in her school to learning at a historically Black college to teaching in the underserved and predominately Black
neighborhood of Dorchester, Kandice has spent a lifetime traversing the race, class and gender lines of Boston, Mass.