We acknowledge that this is a difficult time for many students and families in our communities, both here in Washington state and around the nation. And we acknowledge the ongoing injustices endured by the Black community and other communities of color.
COVID-19 has illuminated many areas of inequity in our educational system. Not every student has the same access online. Not every family has the support needed to tutor. We all have seen that in the last several months. But leaders in conversations around educational equity have long known that our schools are not equitable, especially when it comes to race. COVID-19 has given us an opportunity to have critical conversations and develop solutions together.
If you are unable to join our virtual event in real-time, please register anyway and I will send you a link to a recording that you can watch at your convenience.
Also, we have created a COVID-19 Resources page with national, state, and school district resources, along with recordings of previous webinars with mental health professionals, superintendents from districts across Washington, Washington state Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal, Washington state Teachers of the Year, and more. Here at League of Education Voters, we are keeping equity in mind as we observe what school districts do and how they respond to this crisis in the coming months. If you know of local resources that are not listed, please reply and we will add them to the page.
And in case you missed last week's LEVinar on Parenting for Racial Justice with Dr. Jennifer Harvey, you can watch here.
We truly appreciate all you do for Washington students. Each one of us has the right to feel safe and valued.
Arik Korman | Communications Director Office: 206.728.6448 Twitter: @arikkorman
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