Critical Issues Forum: Poverty

The impact of poverty on student achievement

The annual Critical Issues Forum, hosted by UNL’s Department of Educational Administration, explores various ways students are impacted by poverty. The forum also provides an avenue for educators, administrators, service providers, organizations and community members to discuss strategies and examine ways to assist these students in overcoming barriers to academic achievement.

The 2017 Forum will be held:
8:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Monday, March 6
Southeast Community College
8800 O Street
Lincoln, Nebraska  68520

The forum will discuss poverty issues related to public policy, faith-based and non-profit service organizations, higher education, and diversity in education. It is being organized by Dr. Shavonna Holman, Dr. Marilyn Grady and Jaclyn Gibbons. For more information, please email Shavonna Holman (  

Registration Form

For additional information:

Please email Jaclyn Gibbons at