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Long before schools closed due to COVID-19, there were significant opportunity gaps in our education system. Students who live in lower income areas, students who are Latino, Native American or Black, and students with learning disabilities have been underserved. School closures are likely to worsen this issue unless we act now.
As a community, there are some immediate ways we can address the opportunity gap, but we also need to consider longer term, systemic solutions to ensure that all children have access to a high- quality education.
Tune in to session two of the Lee Pesky Learning Center and the Community Library’s three-part series about learning challenges, the opportunity gap and how we can use evidence-based practices and partnerships to meet the needs of all students.
During session two, Dr. Evelyn Johnson, CEO of Lee Pesky Learning Center, and moderator DeAnn Campbell, Children’s and Young Adult Director of The Community Library, will explain the science of learning, how learning has been compromised for too many students, and discuss both short and long-term solutions for overcoming these challenges.
This second session of the three-part series can be accessed via Crowdcast live stream at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29. The presentation includes a moderated Q&A.
If you’d like to watch the first session, it can be viewed here.
DeAnn Campbell is the Children’s and Young Adult Director of The Community Library, a privately funded public library in Ketchum, Idaho. The Library serves the Wood River Valley through its library services, contemporary programming, and museum resources, and works to bring information, ideas, and individuals together to enhance the cultural life of the community.
Dr. Evelyn Johnson is the CEO of the Lee Pesky Learning Center and professor in the Early and Special Education Department at Boise State University’s College of Education. Lee Pesky Learning Center is a non-profit, based in Boise and in Hailey, that works with students, families, schools and communities to understand and overcome obstacles to learning.