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Episode 4: 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.



Episode 3: 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.



Episode 2: 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.



Episode 1: Poverty and Public Education

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