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Discovery Education Equity Talks is a live webinar series featuring our nation’s top education leaders as they discuss cultivating equity and excellence for all.
  Season 3 is back with new sessions each month for the 2021-22 school year. Register for our upcoming sessions today.

Upcoming Sessions and Speakers


December 9, 2021

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET Student Edition: Student Voice at the Table
Learn More and Register

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.

Discussion Topics

Featured guests will explore topics such as:

  • Best Practices to Support Equity in Any Learning Environment
  • Districtwide and Statewide Equity-Focused Initiatives
  • Fostering a Diverse Workforce through College and Career Readiness
  • Student Voices on Issues of Equity
  • Support for Special Populations

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.

Thank You to All of Our Season 2 Speakers!

  • 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