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A selection of Dr. Goings’ latest appearances in the media.

Scholar Ramon Goings: No Time Like Present to Return to School

Diverse Issues in Higher Education  |  February 1, 2017

“‘More and more Black boys who looked like me were being pushed into special education,’ says Goings, who eventually went back to school and then became certified to teach special education.

Increasingly frustrated and concerned by this dilemma, Goings encountered barriers from administrators who, he says, often placed Black boys into special education and kept them there because of funding purposes…

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BSU researcher leads study on STEM programs for black male youth

BSYou Newsletter  |  October 11, 2017

“A Bowie State University educational researcher, working with a professor at Morgan State University, will lead a team of faculty to develop insights on the long-term impact of pipeline programs that encourage black male youth to pursue careers in engineering and technology, which could be used to develop effective engagement strategies in the classroom. A $249,000, two-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant will fund the group’s work…”

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OPINION: We must acknowledge the connection between race, trauma and mental health

The Hechinger Report  |  September 28, 2017

“Mental illness is an issue that affects the lives of Americans regardless of their ethnicity, race, income or geographic location. But some groups encounter environmental stressors including trauma that have a negative impact on their overall well-being…

Black and white students continue to have divergent experiences, post-Brown v. Board of Education...”

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America’s Extreme Need for More Black Male Educators

EBONY  |  January 27, 2016

“‘But much to the dismay of the educational community, the nation still struggles to ensure a growing multicultural student body has access to educators who have similar cultural backgrounds. Today, majority-minority school districts (Pre K-12) and colleges and universities have failed to recruit and retain Black men as educators…”

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Lunch & Lead with Ramon Goings ’04

New Canaan Patch  |  November 2, 2017

“St. Luke’s School recently welcomed alumni Ramon Goings ’04 back to the Hilltop to lead a discussion in the Center for Leadership’s Lunch & Lead Speaker Series. Ramon traveled to SLS from the University of Maryland Baltimore County where he currently serves as the Program Coordinator for the Sherman STEM Scholars Program. Prior to working with UMBC, Ramon served as a Music and Special Education teacher in various Maryland and Connecticut public school systems…”

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Stories of Impact: UMBC Diversifying STEM Teacher Workforce

Ed Prep Matters blog  |  November 10, 2015

“UMBC is equally committed to developing STEM teachers of color for Maryland’s PK-12 classrooms, says Ramon Goings, coordinator of the Sherman program and a doctoral candidate in urban educational leadership at nearby Morgan State University. The Sherman program is a successful manifestation of that commitment…”

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