National Summit for Educational Equity

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2022 Summit Recap

April 25-28, 2022

Pathways to an Equitable Workforce

The National Summit for Educational Equity brings together education and workforce leaders, researchers, practitioners, and advocates to increase our collective capacity to transform education and workforce systems to ensure every student thrives and has pathways to an equitable workforce.

Preconference – April 25, 2022 – Virtual

  • NAPE-led Equity Workshops on 8 topics
  • The Equity Leadership Institute

Summit – April 26-28, 2022 – Virtual

The  Summit is designed to provide:

  • Knowledge and inspire action through sessions led by nationally recognized experts in equity in career and college readiness.
  • Access to policy makers to address relevant issues in federal education and workforce development policy.
  • Insights into the latest research through sessions that provide best practices – particularly in CTE and STEM pathways.

5 Tracks of Breakout Sessions

    • Promoting STEM & CTE
    • Equitable Learning Environments
    • Community and Employer Partnerships
    • Leading Change
    • Public Policy

Opening Keynote, April 26
"Structural Belonging: An Imperative for Equitable Education Outcomes"
Dr. Royel M. Johnson

Student sense of belonging is a basic human need. Research suggests that satisfaction of this need is critical for optimal learning, development, and student success. Yet, racist and oppressive institutional structures, particularly in predominantly White educational contexts, coalesce in the othering and unbelonging that so many racially minoritized students experience. In this talk, Dr. Johnson will present a socio-ecological perspective on sense of belonging, emphasizing the importance of structural-level interventions that address anti-Black and oppressive educational cultures.

Public Policy Day, April 27

Special Welcome

Miguel Cardona

U.S. Secretary of Education

Public Policy Day, April 27

Keynote Address

Amy Loyd

Senior Advisor, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of of Education

Closing Keynote, April 28
"The Fire Within: Nurturing the Embers of Change"
Dr. Sumun L. Pendakur

Burnout is real. Feeling overwhelmed in the face of rampant inequity is real. And your desire to continue to engage in the work of equity and justice in education is real, too. So what do we do to continue to craft meaningful pathways to workforce equity, all while navigating ever-increasing attacks on our ability to be the educators we need to be? Join us for a closing keynote that will offer a roadmap for resistance and renewal, melding inspiration with practical takeaways. 
Learn more about Dr. Pendakur.

2022 Summit Schedule


Preconference Fees

  • Leadership Institute – $100 member/$150 non-member
  • Workshops – $75 member/$125 non-member

Monday, April 25, 2022

  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT  –  4 workshops 
  • 2:00 – 4:00 PM EDT  –  4 workshops 
  • 2:00 – 5:00 PM EDT  –   Leadership Institute


Conference Fees

  • $250 member
  • $350 non-member

Conference Registration includes:

  • Equity in CTE and STEM: Root Causes and Strategies (a 200-page resource) prior to public/paid release
  • One online LMS course
  • A 20% discount on posters
  • Video recordings of all Summit workshops 

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

  • 10:30 – 11:00 AM EDT  – Good Morning Summit
  • 11:00 – 12:30 PM EDT  – Keynote
  • 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT  – Workshops
  • 2:30 – 3:30 PM EDT  – Workshops
  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM EDT  – Workshops

Thursday, April 28, 2022