Investing in educators is not a luxury

By Denise Glyn Borders
June 2020
Vol. 41, No. 3
Along with educators everywhere, Learning Forward is adjusting to the current reality and looking ahead to what the future may hold. While we can’t yet document our lessons learned, we know we owe a huge debt of gratitude to educators. We’re witnessing educators committed to ensuring their students are fed, safe, and healthy. Participants in Learning Forward webinars in response to the current crisis tell us how educators are transforming the ways they reach and teach students. The commitment educators are making to continue student learning through changing circumstances reveals their professionalism, passion, and expertise. We’re also seeing that educators are hungry for relevant support. Our webinars stress the importance of learning and community — or, more appropriately, learning IN community — and educators are

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Denise Glyn Borders is president and CEO at Learning Forward.


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Learning Forward President and CEO Denise Glyn Borders served as president of SRI Education, a division at SRI International, where she led three centers – Learning and Development, Technology and Learning, and Education Policy. Previously, Borders was senior vice president and director of the U.S. Education and Workforce Development Group at FHI 360, a global human development organization with an evidence-based research approach.

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