Equity Symposium

February 1, 2020 | Washington, DC

Equity Symposium Keynote Speakers

Stories From the Field

Elizabeth Denevi

Elizabeth Denevi, Ph.D.

Director, East Ed

Robin Avelar La Salle

Robin Avelar La Salle, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO, Orenda Education (formerly Principal's Exchange)

Rwenshaun Miller

Rwenshaun Miller

Founder and Executive Director, Eustress Inc.

The Equity Symposium in Washington, D.C. provides a forum for school board members, public school advocates, and community leaders to examine and discuss the strategies, current trends, research, and best practices around equity in our nation’s public K-12 schools.

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Join school board members, district administrators, and other education professionals at this one day symposium, where sessions will focus on why inequity exists in our nation’s schools and how school boards can work to ensure that all students are given the best opportunity to succeed.

Conference Registration Fees

General  $225
State Association Executive Director  Complimentary 


Purchase Orders must be paid by January 22, 2020. Badges will not be printed onsite without full payment. To pay by credit card you must register online.

Cancellations: Please make requests for refunds (less $75 service fee per registration) in writing to the NSBA Registrar by Friday, January 10, 2020. No refund requests will be honored after that time.

Note: By registering and participating in this event, you consent to the recording of your likeness, image, and/or voice and authorize the National School Boards Association (NSBA) to use photographs, video, and audio recordings containing your likeness, image, and/or voice in any medium for any purpose. Contact us at info@nsba.org to opt out.

For more information, contact the Equity team at equity@nsba.org or 703-838-6722.

Schedule at a Glance

 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Registration 
 7:30– 8:30 a.m.  Breakfast 
 8:30 – 8:45 a.m.  Welcome Remarks
 8:45 – 9:45 a.m.  Opening General Session
 10 – 11:00 a.m.    Session Block 1
 11 – 11:15 a.m.  Coffee Break
 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  Session Block 2
 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  Lunch
 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.  Session Block 3
 3 – 5 p.m.  General Session: Stories from the Field
 5:30 – 7 p.m.  Celebrating Women in Leadership

Session Topics

  • Identifying and addressing resource inequities
  • Equitable grading practices
  • Recruiting and retaining male educators of color
  • Equitable school improvement through community schools
  • Census 2020 implications on public education
  • Effective family and community engagement
  • Mental health in schools
  • Social and emotional learning
  • The importance of high expectations
  • Equitable access to facilities