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Who is Tyrone Howard?
Tyrone Howard is a professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, where is also associate dean for equity, diversity and inclusion, according to his online bio with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He has published the book “Expanding College Access for Urban Youth” with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
What services does Tyrone Howard provide?
Howard is the director of the Black Male Institute at UCLA. He speaks often at education events and school district trainings. In late February 2021, he presented a webinar sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, called, “Confronting Racism Through Courageous Conversations in the Secondary Classroom.”
What K-12 work does Tyrone Howard do?
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District paid $8,500 to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for Tyrone Howard to make a presentation at a “Leadership Conference” that was held between June 4, 2019, and June 5, 2019, according to contract No. 18-03-2010RFP, dated May 30, 2019
Contract (p. 6)
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District paid $34,000 to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for Howard to deliver a keynote address for its District Staff Development, meeting between Aug. 12, 2019, and Aug. 16, 2019, according to contract No. 18-03-2010RFP-2, dated June 21, 2019.
Contract (p. 7)
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District paid $25,500 to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for a talk by Tyrone Howard at a conference, dated Jan. 13, 2020, and Jan. 16, 2020. The topic was “Cultural Relevance and Disproportionality of Student Discipline in Public Schools,” according to contract No. 18-03-2010RFP-2, dated Nov. 16, 2019. There was no vendor number.
Contract (p. 8)
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District paid $7,000 for a four-hour virtual presentation by Tyrone Howard on Nov. 7, 2020, from 8 a.m. through 12 p.m. , on the topic of “Teaching with Equity.”
The consultant name/company was listed as “International Center for Leadership in Education from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,” according to Purchase Order #P2114238, dated Oct. 7, 2020. The vendor No. was 00006053. On its website, The International Center for Leadership in Education says it is “from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.” It says its mission is to “assist schools in providing ALL students with a rigorous and relevant instructional program that is future-focused and grounded in a culture that fosters strong personal relationships among students and adults alike.”
Contract (p. 9)
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District paid $7,500 to “The Howard Group” for a four-hour keynote address to administrators and teachers by Tyrone Howard on Feb. 15, 2021, on the topic, “Race & Culture in the Classroom,” with a Q&A afterwards. There was no vendor number.