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Race and Education: Racial Battle Fatigue and the Lack of Representation in Mental Health Services for Postsecondary Students

Thursday, December 2 | 3 pm ET/1 pm MT

Many BIPOC students experience racial bias on their college campuses through racism, discrimination, and microaggressions. Racial Battle Fatigue is a theory that explains how exposure to racial bias can result in detrimental psychological and physiological stress. While students have access to a variety of mental health resources at their institutions of higher education, counselors and support staff are rarely racially representative of the students they serve. In this webinar, higher education and mental health experts discuss how BIPOC students are disproportionately represented as needing mental health supports on campus and how IHEs can better meet their needs.

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Early Efforts: 2021's Big Wins for Little Kids

Tuesday, December 7  |  2 pm ET/ 11 am PT

Across 2021, states enacted significant reforms in early childhood education, expanding access, reforming governance, and addressing workforce needs. Join us for a year-end review, spotlighting 2021’s big wins for little kids.

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Postsecondary Pathways | Redefining Student Success to Represent Today's Postsecondary Students

Thursday, December 9  |  2 pm ET/ 11 am PT

Many students work full-time, support their families, and face financial burdens impacting persistence. During this webinar, we’ll talk to a group or resource experts about what it means for students to be successful in higher education in 2021. This session will redefine student success to encompass today’s college students and highlight innovative practices to improve persistence and retention, narrowing equity gaps in student outcomes.

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Homeroom with Education Leaders | Student Voice and State Leadership: North Dakota's Student Cabinet

Tuesday, December 14  |  3:30 pm ET/ 2:30 am CT

Students sit at the center of education, yet there’s often little opportunity for students to speak directly to the leaders shaping the policies impacting them. Not so in North Dakota, where Superintendent Kirsten Baesler considers her student cabinet one of the greatest influencers in her career. Learn how the cabinet came to be, how it works, and why it’s so important from the leader and students involved.

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In Partnership with digiLEARN | Micro-Credentials: Why They Were Developed, What They Offer, and How They are Rewarded and Recognized

Thursday, December 16  |  2 pm ET

Attendees will learn what led to interest in micro-credentials as a way to strengthen educator knowledge and practice. The session will then shift to the key components, benefits and challenges of creating and providing micro-credentials, including how teachers are recognized for earning micro-credentials.

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Early Efforts | Strengthening Partnerships Between School Districts and Community-Based Early Childhood Providers

Thursday, January 6  |  2 pm ET

By building connections between school districts, elementary schools, early childhood programs, and community agencies, the First 10 partnership model works to improve the quality and coordination of education and care. Join a panel of partnership leaders to learn more about this innovative approach to rallying community support for children and families.

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In Partnership with digiLEARN | States Leading in Micro-Credentials

Tuesday, January 11  |  2 pm ET

By building connections between school districts, elementary schools, early childhood programs, and community agencies, the First 10 partnership model works to improve the quality and coordination of education and care. Join a panel of partnership leaders to learn more about this innovative approach to rallying community support for children and families.

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Postsecondary Pathways | Vaccine Mandates - Will they stick?

Thursday, January 13  |  TBD

As higher education institutions return to campus, education leaders are grappling with the various implications of COVID-19 vaccine mandates and the numerous state laws that govern those requirements. The constantly shifting environment of the pandemic, coupled with changing FDA approvals for vaccines, have made this a conversation of importance for education leaders. Our panelist will discuss current best practices in vaccination requirements, its implications on equity and access, and how this changes the future of postsecondary education.

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