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Next Session: Thursday, September 24
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Discovery Education – Equity Talks is a live webinar series featuring the nation’s top educational leaders as they engage with one another in a virtual environment.

Moderated by Dr. Luvelle Brown, superintendent of Ithaca City School District, these 45-minute segments focus on how school leaders are cultivating equity and excellence as they navigate reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year.

Equity Talks will return in August with new featured guests each session.

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Guest educational leaders will explore topics such as:

Assessment of Learning Needs: now and when schools reopen

For all students, with specific attention to the needs of:

  • Historically underserved groups of students, including students who are low-income
  • Students of color, disabilities, and temporary housing
  • Multilingual learners

Allocation of Resources: staff, time, and materials

For extended learning time during the summer and for the 2020-2021 school year based on student need.

  • Ensuring that the most vulnerable students are prioritized for instructional and socio-emotional support
  • Opportunities to catch up and advance academically

Budget Implications

Reopening schools safely and playing catch-up with students who’ve been out of school for weeks or perhaps months.

  • Closing this year’s budget
  • Evaluating the impact of school closure
  • Preparing for 2020-2021 school year

Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 24

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Archived Sessions

Thursday, April 16th

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Dr. Mark Bedell
Superintendent, Kansas City Public Schools, MO

Dr. L. Oliver Robinson
Superintendent, Shenendehowa Central School District, NY

Thursday, April 30

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Dr. Susan Enfield
Superintendent, Highline Public Schools, WA

Dr. Shaun Nelms
Superintendent, East High School, Rochester City School District, NY

Dr. Candace Singh
Superintendent, Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, CA

Thursday, May 7

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Alberto Carvalho
Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, FL

Michael Hinojosa
Superintendent, Dallas ISD, TX

Thursday, May 14

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr.
Superintendent, Alexandria City Public Schools, VA

Dr. John Malloy
Director of Education, Toronto District School Board, Ontario Canada

Dena Simmons, Ed.D.
Activist and Educator

Thursday, May 21

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Jhone Ebert
Superintendent of Public Instruction for the Nevada Department of Education

Angelica Infante-Green
Rhode Island Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education

Dr. James Lane
Virginia State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Thursday, May 28

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Dr. John Deasy
Superintendent, Stockton Unified School District, CA

Dr. Lamar Goree
Superintendent, Caddo Parish Public Schools, LA

Dr. Steve Webb
Superintendent, Vancouver Public Schools, WA

Thursday, June 4

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Dr. D’Artagnan Scorza
Board of Education President, Inglewood Unified School District, CA

Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell
Board of Education Vice President, Ithaca City School District

Thursday, June 11

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

April Kuhn
Assistant Superintendent of Advancement, Rowan-Salisbury School District, NC

Dr. Chris Marzcak
Superintendent, Maury County Public Schools, TN

Dr. Lynn Moody
Superintendent, Rowan-Salisbury Schools, NC

Thursday, June 18

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Chancellor Richard A. Carranza
New York City Department of Education

Susana Cordova
Superintendent, Denver Public Schools, CO

Dr. Janice K. Jackson
Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Public Schools, IL

Thursday, June 25

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Dr. Khalid Mumin
Superintendent, Reading School District, PA

Dr. Roberto Padilla
Superintendent, Newburgh Enlarged City School District, NY
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Dr. Tiffany Anderson
Superintendent, Topeka Public Schools, KS

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Discovery Education – Equity Talks?
Discovery Education – Equity Talks is a live webinar series featuring the nation’s top educational leaders as they engage with one another in a virtual environment.

When do these talks take place?
Equity Talks take place on Thursdays with new featured guests each session.

Who should attend Equity Talks?
School superintendents, assistant superintendents, deputy superintendents, and CIOs will benefit from this series of conversations.

How can I make sure that I am able to join the webinar?
Go to and click the “Join” button.

What do I do if I need technical assistance?
If you are unable to join the meeting, please visit the Zoom Support Center for useful information. Reminder: before the event, we highly recommend you test your connection by joining a test meeting at

Will this event be recorded?
Yes, Equity Talks is being recorded and we will email the link to the recording along with the chat.

Where is my confirmation email?
Your confirmation email will come from JotForm ( If you do not see this email in your inbox, please check your spam or junk folder as it may have been filtered out. And be sure to add to your email contacts list going forward. Doing this will ensure that future communications aren’t lost in your spam filter. Need help? Here’s instructions for different email clients.