Early Findings and Ongoing Work: Supporting Students Positioned Furthest from Opportunity

60-min | In-Person
Focus Areas: Equity, Diversity, and Belonging; Spread and Scale; System Transformation Toward Continuous Improvement

Black and/or Latinx students with disabilities experiencing poverty are one of the most under-researched and under-served student populations in US public education. The Networked Improvement Community for Students with Disabilities unites ten public school organizations across the United States focused on improving the learning experiences, environments, and outcomes for this student group. The network leverages research and practitioner experience to intentionally center our most disadvantaged youth in our work, knowing that in doing so, all students will benefit. Hear from improvement leaders about how they are breaking down system-wide silos between special education and general education to enact improvements for students, and how they are leveraging the network design and approach to sustain their efforts.


Stephanie Lassalle, Director of Improvement Programs, Marshall Street Initiatives
Vanessa Murrieta, Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Sharon Johnson, Senior Director of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, Summit Public Schools
Janette Rodriguez-Pack, Chief Academic Officer, STEM Prep Schools
Susana Campo-Contreras, Senior Director of Special Education & Psychological Services, Green Dot Public School, California