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Gloria Ladson-Billings, educator and theorist, named Towson University commencement speaker

Gloria Ladson-Billings, educator and theorist, named Towson University commencement speaker

Gloria Ladson-Billings, an educator and theorist whose work focuses on educating African-American students, will be Towson University’s spring commencement speaker.

The professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who is also president of the National Academy of Education, will speak at the College of Education’s commencement ceremony on May 22, according to university spokesman Sean Welsh.

Ladson-Billings is the author of books about teaching diverse student populations, including “The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children.”

Towson University has six commencement ceremonies, one for each of its colleges...

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