Connecting Educators, Families and State-Leaders

Challenge:

Arkansas needs more opportunities for dialogue to benefit from different voices and perspectives.

Solution:

We hosted Forward Together Conversations in 2018 to engage local educators, business and civic leaders, policymakers, parents and students. Small-group discussions focused on identifying key strategic priorities, exploring resources and identifying barriers. Several consistent themes emerged, which were used to shape community plans and policy recommendations for 2019 and beyond.