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Jefferson Elementary School Counselor, Olivia Carter, joins Education Equity Summit Series

Tyrone Wallace

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SAINT LOUIS, MO — Olivia Carter, School Counselor of Jefferson Elementary School, Cape Girardeau, Missouri; and 2021 School Counselor of the Year, will be featured in the first installment of the Education Equity Summit Series. She has been devoting her career to advocate the nation’s students and address issues in academic, career and social/emotional development.

U.S. Department of Education’s first installment of the Education Equity Summit will take place virtually on June 22, 2021. The summit will feature a panel that focuses on discussing the school environment and how to build a more equitable environment from individuals who have been working to make equitable schools a reality, such as Olivia Carter.

The series will explore more deeply in understanding how schools and communities can change their system so that every student has a voice in the school, especially those who are underserved in the community—including communities of color, students with disabilities and multilingual learners.

Besides that, the summit will also feature a discussion on the topic of accessible high-quality education and creating culturally and linguistically responsive and inclusive school environments for all students.

The summit will be attended by speakers from Department leaders to discuss promising strategies to build an equitable and inclusive environment in schools. The participants include Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona; Deputy Secretary of Education, Cindy Marten; Dean of the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education, Pedro Noguera; 2021 School Counselor of the Year, Olivia Carter; and others.

Any other interested participants can register and attend the summit at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-equitable-environments-in-our-schools-registration-157257849461.

For more information regarding the summit, visit https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/department-education-announces-actions-advance-equity-education.

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