Episode 40: Demanding a Family-Centered Response to Coronavirus (ft. Parent Activists Anise and Yolanda)

In this episode, you'll hear from Anise Walker and Yolanda Corbett about the state of education in Washington D.C. during COVID-19 and the challenges that parents face when they try to get a seat at the table.

Anise Walker is a Restorative Practices Specialist with DC Public Schools, an adjunct professor at Trinity University, and a Parent Organizer with PAVE.

Yolanda Corbett is a parent activist focused on expanding her own impact through professional development. She currently works with two DC-based education advocacy groups, PAVE and PALS. She has a larger goal of becoming a part of her community’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission, as well as run for Ward 7 State Board of Education Representative.

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Episode Details:

  • How to get a group of parents to work together
  • The state of education in Washington DC during COVID-19
  • How education is being affected by COVID-19
  • Issues that need to be addressed before the education system in DC can function again
  • Which voices are overshadowing parents
  • How to get more involved with your child's education

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