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2/14/2020 Member News

SPC’s annual Moving the Needle Conference begins April 1

The barriers that continue to hinder students from maximizing their career and academic potential will be at the forefront of SPC’s Moving the Needle Conference: Narrowing the Achievement Gap.

The sixth annual conference will be hosted from April 1-2, 2020 at the SPC Seminole Campus, 9200 113th St.

Attendees will learn how equity with regard to race, gender, age and disabilities affect a student’s success rate and ability to obtain economic stability and growth. The conference will focus on Accessibility and Veterans, African American and LatinX Students, Age and Gender Equity, and Classroom Support and Techniques. It will feature the following tracks:

  • Teaching and learning
  • Student support
  • Community partnerships

Workshops and panel conversations will dive deeper into topics including transportation, housing/evictions, policies and procedures, food insecurities, support services within the institutions of higher learning, community outreach, and engagement.

Experts are encouraged to submit proposals on best practices for: strengthening 504 Compliance and enriching accessibility services; community engagement opportunities; and next steps ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of student and community success plans for 2020. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 21.

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