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SXSW EDU 2019: Making school safety more proactive and teaching students to learn from failure

March 7, 2019

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As the 2019 SXSW EDU conference rounded the bend into its final full day at the Austin Convention Center in Texas, attendees once again packed the fourth floor’s Ballroom D for a morning keynote. Today’s topic: America’s Reconstruction period following the Civil War and how that era still continues to haunt the nation 150 years later on historical, sociological and political levels.

Introduced by SXSW EDU Programming Manager Julia Shatilo, the session featured a discussion of these challenges between PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans and Henry Louis Gates Jr., the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.

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