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

The Networked Improvement Community for Students with Disabilities, launched just months before the beginning of COVID-19, united ten school organizations across the United States focused on improving the learning experiences, environments, and outcomes for Black and/or Latinx students with disabilities experiencing poverty. By intentionally focusing efforts on an under-researched and under-served student population, the community has aimed to address systemic inequities both in its design and approach. Hear from improvement leaders about how they are bridging special education and general education team efforts to enact improvements for students, and how they are leveraging the network 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


April 23–25, 2023


Hilton San Diego Bayfront

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