Outstanding Dissertation Award

The American Educational Research Association recently presented the Outstanding Dissertation Award to Taylor Allbright, assistant professor in the educational leadership department. Her manuscript, “Tough Conversations and Missed Opportunities: Implementing District Policy for Racial Equity” notes that while numerous district-level policies claim to advance equity, racial injustice remains entrenched in schooling. “It is my hope that this project can contribute to the conversation about how district-level leaders can advance anti-racist practice and navigate formidable barriers to equity-oriented change,” she said.