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Join us for Season 2 of Discovery Education Equity Talks, a live webinar series focused on how school leaders around the nation are cultivating equity and excellence as they navigate the challenges of the 2020-21 school year.

Thursday, April 22

3:00 – 4:00PM EST

In celebration of Women’s History Month, join us for the first of three special panels featuring women education leaders as they share their perspectives and approaches to leading through equity while providing honest insight on the unique challenges women face in the executive seat.

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Featuring guest speakers:

Dr. Katy Anthes

State Superintendent of Colorado

Dr. Carmen I. Ayala

State Superintendent of Illinois


Dr. Christina Kishimoto

State Superintendent, Hawaii Department of Education


Thursday, April 29

3:00 – 4:00PM EST

Join our monthly session focused on how school leaders around the nation are cultivating equity and excellence as they navigate the challenges of the 2020-21 school year.

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Featuring guest speakers:

Dr. Bryan Johnson

2021 Tennessee Superintendent of the Year

Dr. Lu Young

Board of Education Chair, Kentucky Department of Education


Dr. Luvelle Brown

Superintendent, Ithaca City Schools, NY


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

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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

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.