Over the last year, students across the country experienced simultaneous disruptions to their learning, relationships, and sense of safety. Yet in the face of great challenges, so many students have also cultivated extraordinary resilience– and it’s become clear that their wellbeing and academic success are inextricably linked. Now, with students back in classrooms and schools continually assessing the best path forward, it’s time to match this resilience with the holistic support students, their educators, and their families need to heal, rebuild relationships, and accelerate learning together.
In her keynote address at the Council of the Great City Schools 65th Annual Conference, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) Dr. Priscilla Chan discusses the obstacles and opportunities our students encounter every day — and offers insights about what schools can do to apply findings from the science of relationships to meet student needs and position them for success throughout this school year and beyond.
About the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative was founded in 2015 to help solve some of society’s toughest challenges — from eradicating disease and improving education, to addressing the needs of our local communities. Our mission is to build a more inclusive, just, and healthy future for everyone. For more information, please visit chanzuckerberg.com.