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Upcoming Webinars

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Social Economics and Its Impact on Students Academically 

August 21st, 2024 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM EST

Understanding the intricate relationship between socioeconomic status and student achievement is imperative for policymakers and stakeholders. 

Socioeconomic status encompasses a broad spectrum of economic and social indicators, including income, parental education level, employment status, and access to resources. These factors profoundly influence the educational opportunities available to students, thereby shaping their academic performance and future prospects. 


During this webinar, the presenter will share extensive research and evidence surrounding the impact of socioeconomic status on student achievement. Attendees will gain insights into how disparities in wealth and resources create educational barriers, contributing to the achievement gap observed among students from different socioeconomic background, as well as, how to eliminate barriers to ensure an equitable and quality education for all students. 

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Meeting the Academic Needs of Your Homeless Students 

October 16th, 2024 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM EST

Homelessness presents significant barriers to education, and it is essential for educators and stakeholders to understand how to support homeless students effectively. 


Join us for an informative webinar to gain valuable insights and practical strategies for meeting the academic needs of homeless students and promoting their educational success. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of homeless students and ensure they have the support they need to thrive academically and beyond. 

Past Webinars

Strategies for Addressing Equity in Your

Strategies for Addressing Equity in Your District 

This webinar addresses the importance of fostering equity among students within your district. The presenter shares diverse strategies implemented within their district aimed at enhancing equity among students. 

Additionally, the pivotal role of school board members in championing and supporting the fruition of these strategies is discussed. 


Dr. Terry Oatts shares the various strategies his district implemented to provide equity for students and staff. 


Unlocking Knowledge: Empowering Students Through Literacy

In this enlightening webinar, we delve into the fundamental right of every student to access the world of knowledge through proficient literacy. The session aims to underscore the pivotal role literacy plays in driving student achievement, drawing insights from successful initiatives in school districts in both Missouri and Mississippi.

Our distinguished presenters will articulate strategies employed by these districts that resulted in significant advancements in student achievement through a comprehensive approach to literacy. Beyond the conventional realms of reading and writing, literacy is explored as a multifaceted skill encompassing communication, critical thinking, and cultural understanding. It serves as an anchor, grounding every academic subject, ranging from mathematics and the sciences to history and art.


Empowering Rural Education

Join us for an insightful webinar as we address the unique challenges faced by over 9.3 million public school students in rural environments in ensuring their consistent access to high-quality education. In this engaging session, we are privileged to host two distinguished speakers: Dr. Donya Ball, an author and Charter School superintendent from California, and Yolanda Valdez, an experienced district administrative leader and superintendent of a rural school district in California.

Drawing from their extensive experience, Dr. Ball and Ms. Valdez will share invaluable insights, practical strategies, and innovative solutions to bridge the gap in high-needs areas. Together, they will explore ways to enhance the educational experience for students, irrespective of their geographic location.


Food Insecurity and Public Education

This receording explores the issue of food insecurity and how it impacts children and families across the United States, along with practical steps that school districts can take to address opportunities in their communities.


Poverty and Public Education

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