The Arkansas Educational Television Networks (AETN) new monthly series Minority Matters, which provides a dedicated forum for discussion and exploration of issues affecting Arkansans from a minority perspective, will explore minority education issues in the next episode, Sunday, Aug. 26, at 4:30 p.m.
Panelists will discuss disparities in education, solutions to closing the achievement gap and the importance of parents and teachers in assisting student success. Also featured will be an Education Matters segment, providing tips for students, teachers and parents as school resumes around the state, with Kareem Moody, director of The Network for Student Success at Pulaski Technical College.
Minority Matters host Sylvester Smith is a local businessman and community leader. Smith publishes the Web-based ink Magazine and serves on the Arkansas Real Estate Commission. He is a graduate of Philander Smith College and earned his MBA at Harding University.