Reconstruction: Why all our Children Need to Learn our History – A conversation with Kaya Henderson
Kaya Henderson is a force of nature. She has positively impacted the lives of thousands of children. She is the CEO of Reconstruction, a technology company delivering a K-12 supplemental curriculum that situates Black people, culture, and contributions in an authentic identity affirming way, so that students of all backgrounds benefit from a complete understanding of our shared history and society.
Kaya is also the host of the uber popular podcast Pod Save the People. From 2010 to 2016, Kaya served as chancellor of DC Public Schools. Her tenure was marked by consecutive years of enrollment growth, increased graduation rates, improvements in student satisfaction and teacher retention, increases in AP participation and pass rates, and the greatest growth of any urban district on the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
She joins us today to talk about Reconstruction, and the impact it is designed to have.