The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Student and Family Support would like to invite district and school administrators and educators along with DESE staff to a presentation by Matthew Rodriguez from the Equity Imperative on Student Voice.  Matthew will be joined by elementary and middle school students from Salem Public Schools to discuss their work on youth participatory research (YPR) and incorporating student voice into the work of schools with a focus on equity and anti-racist practices.  The session will take place on October 5th from 8:30-10:00 and will be offered in a hybrid format; in-person space will be available at DESE (75 Pleasant St., Malden) on a first come, first served basis and the session will also be available to view virtually.  If you are interested in attending either in-person or virtually, please register here.

Feel free to share this with district and school colleagues.

More details about the session will be sent out to registered participants no later than Tuesday, October 3rd.

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