Creating a Culture of Voting in Schools

David Thompson, Partner, Thompson & Horton, LLP

Learn how your district leaders can build a culture of voting among your students, parents, staff, and community members. This session will take you through some of the ways districts can build support from an empowered community, while avoiding legal pitfalls along the way.

Collective Impact: How The Permian Basin is Improving Education

Scott Muri, Superintendent, Ector County ISD
Adrian Vega, Executive Director, Education Partnership of the Permian Basin

Learn from Ector County ISD Superintendent Dr. Scott Muri (and others) on how education leaders of the Permian Basin reached across industry sectors and even state boundaries to gather superintendents, business leaders, philanthropists, elected officials, and public education advocates to strategically plan for the future of education in the Permian Basin. Leaders in the region organized a strategic planning session, The Permian Basin Education Leadership Summit, designed to focus on the development of system level plans to help effectively address the unfinished learning of students. What started as a grassroots effort to support school systems as they developed plans for their use of ESSER funds is now an evolving network of support for the region.

Out of School Time: Equitable Youth Opportunities Through Community Partnerships

Jenna Courtney, Executive Director, TXPOST
Annie Wright, Executive Director, Center on Research and Evaluation (CORE), Southern Methodist University

Join us to learn more about the evidence base for after-school and summer learning programs, OST’s role in the ecosystem of support for whole child development, and how schools can maximize investments of American Rescue Plan ESSER III federal funds with community-based partners for learning recovery and beyond.