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Free equity webinar series!

  • 1.  Free equity webinar series!

    Posted 07-09-2020 12:02 PM

    Hello Colleagues,

    I'm wanted to share some information that I received via email today on a series of free webinars. For those of us looking to deepen our understanding of NAEYC's Advancing Equity Position Statement, you may find one or more of these webinars interesting:


    Free equity webinar series!

    The Children’s Equity Project and the Bipartisan Policy Center are hosting a virtual webinar series to celebrate our new report, “Start with Equity – From the Early Years to the Early Grades: Data, Research, and an Actionable Child Equity Policy Agenda.”

    Our first webinar, which will be an overview of the report, is next week: Tuesday, July 14 at 3 p.m. ET.  Please click here to register.

    The report reviews the state of the equity data, research, and policy landscapes from the early years to the early grades in key areas - including discipline, inclusion of children with disabilities, and dual language learning. It establishes an actionable, concrete policy road map for states and the federal government that can begin to bridge longstanding opportunity gaps and improve the learning conditions of children from historically marginalized communities.

    In the weeks following our July 14 launch, we will host deep dive webinars in each of our policy areas:

    Harsh discipline

    July 22, from 3-4:30 p.m. ET
    Register here 

    • Shantel Meek, Founding Director, Children’s Equity Project, Arizona State University (host)
    • Linda Smith, Director, Early Childhood Initiative, Bipartisan Policy Center (host)
    • Catherine E. Lhamon, Chair, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (moderator)
    • Rosemarie Allen, President and CEO, Institute for Racial Equity & Excellence
    • Walter Gilliam, Professor, Yale University 
    • Kent McIntosh, Professor, University of Oregon, and Director, National Center for Positive Behavior Intervention and Support
    • Tunette Powell, Director, UCLA Parent Curriculum Project

    Inclusion of students with disabilities

    July 28 from 3-4:30 p.m. ET
    Register here

    • Shantel Meek, Founding Director, Children’s Equity Project, Arizona State University (host)
    • Linda Smith, Director, Early Childhood Initiative, Bipartisan Policy Center (host)
    • Mark K. Shriver, President, Save the Children Action Network (moderator)
    • Rebecca Cokley, Director of the Disability Justice Initiative, Center for American Progress and former Executive Director of the National Council on Disability
    • Michael Yudin, The Raben Group and Former Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S. Department of Education
    • Mary Louise Hemmeter, Professor, Vanderbilt University
    • Evandra Catherine, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Children’s Equity Project, Arizona State University

    Dual language learners

    Aug. 6 from 3-4:30 p.m. ET
    Register here

    • Shantel Meek, Founding Director, Children’s Equity Project, Arizona State University (host)
    • Linda Smith, Director, Early Childhood Initiative, Bipartisan Policy Center (host)
    • Yvette Sanchez Fuentes, Former Director of the Office of Head Start and Executive Director of the National Association for Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (moderator)
    • Eugene Garcia, Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University
    • Dina Castro, Velma E. Schmidt Endowed Chair for Early Childhood Education, University of North Texas
    • Conor Williams, Fellow, The Century Foundation
    • Kelly Edyburn, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Children’s Equity Project, Arizona State University


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    Tonya Satchell
    Johns Hopkins University School of Education IDEALS Institute
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