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Discovery Education Equity Talks, a live webinar series focused on how school leaders around the nation are cultivating equity and excellence. Season 3 of Equity Talks will be back for the 2021-22 school year. In the meantime, access the collection of session recordings and resources below.

Access the Equity Talks Resource Collection

Since the series began in Spring 2020, Equity Talks has attracted thousands of global education leaders and resulted in many powerful new ideas and research to cultivate equity and excellence in schools.

Sign up to receive the following resources that can be used to guide conversations around key issues of equity in your schools.

Season One Findings & Insights Report

The Discovery Education Equity Talks: Findings and Insights Report, created in collaboration with McREL International, explores equity in education with exclusive insights from the first season webinar series.

Full Session Bank

Access all of the recordings and in-depth session summaries that include pertinent quotes, additional questions and commentary, as well as other resources for consideration. Bookmark this page as it will be continuously updated with new archived sessions.

About the Series

Moderated by Dr. Luvelle Brown, superintendent of Ithaca City School District and former New York State Superintendent of the Year, the Equity Talks webinar series provides guidance and support to educators everywhere who strive to bring equity and excellence to their schools and districts. Learn how education leaders of today address the issues of equity, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, recent civil unrest, and the need to rely on remote and hybrid learning.

Upcoming Sessions

Look out for season 3 dates to come!

Discussion Topics

Guest educational leaders will explore topics such as:

  • Leadership for Equity
  • Best Practices in Teaching and Learning to Support Equity in Any Learning Environment
  • Noteworthy Districtwide and Statewide Initiatives to Promote Equity
  • Professional Development for Cultivating Equity and Excellence in Schools
  • Different Perspectives on Equity – Based on Role, District Size, and Student or Community Demographics
  • Support for Special Populations
  • Social-Emotional Learning

Thank You to All of Our Season 2 Speakers!

Guest educational leaders will explore topics such as:

  • Dr. Katy Anthes, State Superintendent, Colorado State Department of Education, CO
  • Dr. Carmen Ayala, State Superintendent, Illinois State Department of Education, IL
  • Dr. Mark Bedell, Superintendent, Kansas City Public Schools, MO
  • Melvin J. Brown, Superintendent, Reynoldsburg City Public Schools, OH
  • Jason Collins, Formber NBA Player, NBA Cares Ambassador
  • Dr. Sharon Contreras, Superintendent, Guilford County School District, NC
  • Dr. Gudiel Croswaite, Superintendent, Lynwood Unified School District, CA
  • Dr. Baron Davis, Superintendent, Richland School District Two, SC
  • Denver Public Schools, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College
  • Dr. Ivan Duran, Superintendent, Bellevue School District, WA
  • Dr. Jhone Ebert, State Superintendent, Nevada Department of Education, NV
  • Dr. Joe Gothard, Superintendent, Aldine Independent School District, TX
  • Guadalupe Guerrero, Superintendent, Portland Public Schools, OR
  • Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton, Superintendent, Mount Vernon Schools, NY
  • Dr. Lupita Hightower, Superintendent, Tolleson Elementary School District, AZ
  • Sonya Hunte, Senior Director, Office of Equity,Anchorage School District, AK
  • Aleesia Johnson, Superintendent, Indianapolis Public Schools, IN
  • Dr. Bryan Johnson, Superintendent, Hamilton City Schools, TN
  • Dr. Christina M. Kishimoto, State Superintendent, Hawaii Department of Education, HI
  • Dr. Khalid Mumin, Superintendent, Reading School District, PA
  • Dr. Lesli Myers-Small, Superintendent, Rochester City School District, NY
  • Dr. Roberto Padilla, Superintendent, Newburgh Enlarged City School District, NY
  • Dr. Katrise Perera, Superintendent, Gresham-Barlow School District, OR
  • Dr. Perera, Superintendent, Gresham-Barlow School District, OR
  • Sonja Santelises, CEO, Baltimore City Schools, MD
  • Dr. Kent Scribner, Superintendent, Fort Worth Independent School District, TX
  • Aaron Spence, Superintendent, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, VA
  • Dr. Jeannie Stone, Superintendent, Richardson Independent School District, TX
  • Verletta White, Superintendent, Roanoke City Public Schools, VA
  • Dr. Carey Wright, State Superintendent, Missisippi Department of Education, MS
  • Dr. Lu Young, Board of Education Chair, Kentucky Department of Education, KY