Dr. Edward Fergus is a published author, applied researcher, professor at Rutgers University, and a partner to Catapult Learning, a division of FullBloom, to help schools address significant disproportionality. He is also a consultant to state departments of education and the U.S. Department of Justice and has dedicated much of his life’s work to exploring the effects of educational policy and practice as it intersects with people living in challenging conditions.
Dr. Fergus’ work outlines policy and practice changes for schools to develop as protective environments for vulnerable populations.
“The importance of community in achieving equity can’t be overstated. That’s why it is incumbent upon schools to address and interrupt bias-based beliefs, particularly when communicating with students and families of color and/or low-income status.”