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June 1, 2021

Webinar—Accelerating Learning: Equity-Centered Strategies to Support Students

Hosted by the AASA, The School Superintendents Association and Learning Policy Institute

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How can school districts advance equity and opportunity in partnership with students, teachers, and families? Panelists discussed strategies for how to evaluate existing district work on diversity, equity, and inclusion through intentional conversations and strategies. Among the strategies that were discussed: allocating resources equitably, providing students access to deeper learning, and supporting social and emotional learning, as set forth in LPI’s Districts Advancing Racial Equity (DARE) Tool. This webinar was the final one in a five-part series focused on strategies to accelerate student learning and support recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Valerie Bridges, Superintendent, Edgecombe County Public Schools (North Carolina)
  • Desiree Carver-Thomas, Researcher and Policy Analyst, Learning Policy Institute
  • Damaris Rau, Superintendent, Lancaster School District (Pennsylvania)
  • Dave Schuler, Past President of AASA, The Superintendents Association (moderator)