Our collective future depends on an education system that serves each and every student. America’s history of oppression has created systemic inequities that persist today. In our schools, this has led to a pervasive opportunity gap.
eXi believes that the opportunity gap can be closed, and that the way to close it will be found at the intersection of equity and innovation. eXi is:
eXi BELIEVES IN COMMUNITY-ENGAGED COOPERATIVE LEARNING AT DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY
eXi is housed within the School of Education at Duquesne University. Through exploring new learning methods and re-designing traditional approaches, eXi seeks to close the opportunity gap by using innovation as a force for equity.
On a mission to upset the absolutes in an educational system built on the dynamic of privilege.
Temple S. Lovelace, Ph.D., BCBA-D is an Associate Professor in the School of Education. In recent years she served as the Director of Special Education and was a Deeper Learning Equity Fellow. She is a four year member of the Remake Learning Council. Her research centers on the examination of the intersectionality of disability and race, with particular interest in creating innovative, culturally-sustaining academic and behavioral interventions for students with emotional/behavioral disorders. Her local work is reflective in the following publications: Achieving Educational Equity for African American Students with and without Exceptionalities; Creating a Schoolwide Culture to Support Practitioner Research; and Community-University Partnerships as Vehicles of Radical Leadership, Service and Activism. Dr. Lovelace is a proud 40 under 40 awardee and recipient of Duquesne University’s 2017 Office of Research Hall of Fame award.