Equity & Diversity Online Summit

Uprooting Inequities in Schools

This event occurred on March 18, 2020 2:30 PM EDT and is only accessible to those who originally registered.
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It remains all too common that a student’s race, neighborhood, or family income are strong predictors of the educational opportunities they can access in their K-12 years—the essence of inequity. Most K-12 leaders believe all children deserve an equitable education, no matter their background or circumstances, but most of them struggle to confront the range of inequities in their schools and districts—much less root them out.

In this virtual summit, Education Week reporters and expert guests discuss the hard work behind confronting inequities such as challenging educators’ longstanding biases and practices, re-allocating resources across schools to support opportunities for all students, and removing barriers to advanced coursework.


1:00–2:30 p.m. ET | Discussions Open

Education Week journalists and their special guests provide practical takeaways about uprooting inequities in K-12 education.
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What Does a “Culture of Equity” Look Like and How Can Schools Achieve It?

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What Equitable School Funding Looks Like and Why It’s So Hard for Districts to Get It Right

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

An Equity Issue You May Not Have Considered: Teachers’ Access to Professional Development Opportunities

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Remote Learning Under the Coronavirus: Grappling With Equity

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Why Representation Matters for Students, Teachers, and School Leaders

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Empowering Families, Equipping Teachers, and Preparing Students

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Strategic Planning and Measuring Equity in Schools

Dena Keeling
Chief Equity Officer Orange County Schools, Hillsborough, N.C.
Mark Lieberman is a reporter for Education Week who covers school finance.
Robin McClellan
Supervisor of Elementary Education, Pre-K, RTI, Teacher Leaders Sullivan County Department of Education, Blountville, Tenn.
Eric Moore
Chief of Accountability, Research, and Equity Minneapolis Public Schools
Roberto Padilla
Superintendent Newburgh Enlarged City Schools District, Newburgh, N.Y.
Susan Patrick
President and CEO, Aurora Institute; Co-Founder, CompetencyWorks
Jonathan Travers
Partner ERS
Daarel Burnette II was an assistant managing editor for Education Week.
Kevin Bushweller oversees coverage of educational technology and learning environments for Education Week.
Christina Samuels formerly covered educational equity for Education Week.
Sarah Schwartz is a reporter for Education Week who covers curriculum and instruction.
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Education Week can provide 1 hour of Professional Development credit for online summits if the educator attends live. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you shortly after the summit has ended. On demand viewing of a summit cannot be used for credit. As with all professional development hours delivered, Education Week recommends each educator verify ahead of the online summit that the content will qualify for professional development in your school, district, county, or state with your supervisor, human resources professional, and/or principal or superintendent’s office.