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Monday, June 26th, 2017

June 20-21, 2017; Harrisburg, Pa.

Beyond Diversity

A Foundation for Deinstitutionalizing Racism and Eliminating Racial Achievement Disparities

Join us for this powerful, personally transforming two-day seminar designed to help leaders, educators and administrators, juvenile justice officers, social workers, human services and community based providers understand the impact of race on student learning and investigate the role that racism plays in institutionalizing academic achievement disparities. Engage in a thoughtful, compassionate exploration of race and racism and grapple with how each influences the culture and climate of our schools; and practice using strategies for identifying and addressing policies, programs and practices that negatively impact achievement for students’ of color and serve as barriers for all students receiving a world-class education. Presented by Pacific Educational Group, Inc. and Center for Schools and Communities.


More information and registration will be available soon.

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October 11-12, 2017

2017 Meeting the Challenge – Pennsylvania’s Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program Statewide Conference

Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey, Grantville, Pa.

This conference will support the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 that enhance and expand professionals’ work with students experiencing homelessness including:


  • Responsibilities of school district homeless liaisons
  • Components of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act integral to student success
  • Effective identification and use of school and community resources to remove barriers to learning related to homeless situations
  • Programs, services and collaborative strategies to better serve students and their families experiencing homelessness


School district homeless liaisons, shelter staff, educators, pupil services personnel, guidance counselors and other professionals working with children and youth experiencing homelessness are encouraged to attend.


More information and registration will be available soon.