United Way partners with Jefferson Educational Society for 2022 Global Summit Session

Friday Nov 4th, 2022

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The distinguished panel was introduced by Tim NeCastro, CEO, Erie Insurance and will feature: 

  • Jose Munoz, Director of the Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership
  • Dr. Reuben Jacobson, Director of Education Policy and Leadership Program and Senior Professorial Lecturer School of Education at American University  
  • Brian Polito, Superintendent, Erie’s Public Schools 

The engaging conversation addressed:

  • How education inequities and poverty are intertwined 
  • Why Community Schools are an equitable strategy to support student success regardless of geographic location including rural, urban and suburban districts 
  • Why the Community School model is getting so much national as well as local attention and how research shows evidence-based approaches to student social, emotional and academic outcomes 
  • How does removing the non-academic barriers to learning aligns with the academic curriculum and what can the local community can realistically expect in terms of overall results and success? 
  • Why the impact of additional funding of Erie’s Public Schools will be limited to such critical needs as addressing updating school building infrastructure and technology.