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Flyer for event, Thriving as a Leader in Changing Times, April 9, 2021

Highlights from YDEKC’s “Thriving as a Leader in Changing Times”

Today we are reflecting on the April 9, 2021 Thriving Leaders experience by sharing with you the words of our participants and [...]

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Welcome, new YDEKC staff!

We are so excited to introduce you to two new phenomenal women who have joined our small but mighty staff team at YDEKC! As we continue to shape our programming and policy work moving forward in service of our renewed mission, we are thrilled to have Na’Quel Walker join our program team, and [...]

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Topic: Hiring

A Deep Dive into the American Rescue Plan and ESSER III Funding Stream

Dive deep into ESSER III funding streams and how districts can use the funding stream to partner with [...]

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Topic: Advocacy

A silhouette of two hands reaching toward each other.

Reflections — a YDEKC “Year in [Pandemic] Review”

YDEKC Executive Director, Jessica Werner, reflects on the pivots and successes of the last year during the COVID-19 [...]

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