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Early Efforts | Place Matters - How the Environment We Create Shapes the Foundations of Early Development

Monday, June 12 |  2 pm ET 

A wide range of conditions in the places where children live, grow, play, and learn can get “under the skin” and affect their developing brains and other biological systems. Rapidly advancing science around early childhood development provides evidence that, beginning before birth, these environmental conditions shape how children develop, which shapes their lifelong physical and mental health, in turn. Join The Hunt Institute and an expert panel inspired by Place Matters, the most recent working paper from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child for this important conversation.


Postsecondary Pathways
| Supporting Latinx Students on Campus

Thursday, June 15 |  2 pm ET 

Latinx learners comprise a growing share of all students enrolled at colleges and universities in the United States. According to the Pew Research Center, between 2000 and 2020, the number of Latinos enrolled at four-year institutions jumped from 620,000 to 2.4 million, a 287% increase. By comparison, overall student enrollment at four-year institutions in the U.S. grew by 50% during this time. As postsecondary enrollment amongst Latinx learners continue to increase, it is imperative that this population is supported and feel a sense of belonging in their learning environments. The Latinx population is amazingly diverse and understanding such informs how institutions and higher education stakeholders can intentionally cultivate a more inclusive campus climate. During this webinar, attendees will learn how higher education institutions and policymakers are making the success of Latinx learners a collective priority and will be informed of the best practices that Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) are employing to support the educational attainment of the Latinx student population.


Homeroom with Education Leaders | Going the Distance: Closing Gaps Through High-Dosage Tutoring

Thursday, June 22 |  2 pm ET 

As education leaders and policymakers scramble to identify the most effective strategies to address learning loss in the aftermath of the pandemic, one strategy has risen to the top – high-dosage tutoring. However, despite federal support and robust evidence supporting its impact, many states and districts continue to struggle with effectively implementing tutoring initiatives. Join The Hunt Institute for this critical exploration into the impacts of high-dosage tutoring, potential barriers to implementation, and learn from national experts about what works – and what doesn’t – when it comes to providing students with accelerated learning opportunities.


Race & Education | Supporting the Mental Health & Educational Needs of LGBTQIA+ Students

Tuesday, June 27 |  2 pm ET 

In the 2021 Gallup poll, 7.1% of American adults identified as LGBTQ. However, younger generations are leading the way in expressing their freedom and liberation. Despite these growing numbers, research shows that 42% of LGBQT youth expressed seriously considering suicide; with the numbers being even higher amongst trans youth. Outside of the educational support needs, studies suggest our nation is experiencing a mental health crisis amongst youth and college-aged LGBTQ persons. Many equate this to the COVID-19 Pandemic and legislative attacks that often target trans individuals. This webinar will focus on the importance of creating inclusive environments that aid in improving the mental health and educational outcomes of LGBTQ students.


The Hunt Institute & digiLEARN | Developing Micro-Credential Quality Assurance Standards

Wednesday, June 28 |  2 pm ET 

Join The Hunt Institute & digiLEARN for a deeper dive into the growing world of micro-credentials as a means to keep and retain highly-skilled educators. This conversation will highlight best practices for developing and producing quality assurance standards related to micro-credentials and explore barriers (as well as solutions) to widespread implementation.


THI & U.S. Department of Education | Leveraging the Federal Budget to Support Student Learning

Thursday, June 29 |  2 pm ET 

The U.S. Department of Education has called for extensive investments in strategies that promote academic excellence, improve learning conditions, and create pathways for global engagement. Join The Hunt Institute and the U.S. Department of Education for a timely conversation about our nation’s educational priorities, how the federal budget can be leveraged to meet student needs across the country, and the challenges that may lie ahead for districts after September 2024’s ESSER deadline.