Public Education and COVID-19: School Leaders, Grantmakers, and Communities Respond

Join SLS for a panel discussion on how school leaders, grantmakers and community organizations have responded to the continuing challenges of the pandemic, especially for economically vulnerable students.  Dr. Grant Rivera, Marietta City Schools Superintendent, Ellyn Cochran, United Way of Greater Atlanta's Associate Vice President of Early Learning and Development, and Melissa Wilson, Marietta City Schools parent and Marietta YELLS Board Member will discuss how they mobilized resources to support metro Atlanta students and families navigating COVID-19 and what they see as new paths to educational justice.  This panel will be moderated by Ruthie Yow, SLS Service Learning and Partnerships Specialist and author of Students of the Dream: Resegregation in a Southern City, which takes Marietta as a case study through which to explore historical desegregation, contemporary resegregation, and educational equity.

Event Details


  • Thursday, February 25, 2021
    1:00 pm - Friday, February 26, 2021
    1:59 pm
Location: Virtual -