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Listen to the trailer for Season 2 of The Opportunity Gap, a podcast for parents of kids of color who learn and think differently. Season 2 digs deeper into ADHD and other learning differences and offers tips on how to advocate for your child.

Host Julian Saavedra is a father of two. He’s also an assistant principal who has spent nearly 20 years working in public schools.

Season 2 begins Wednesday, October 5. Subscribe now!

Episode transcript

Julian: From the Understood Podcast Network, this is "The Opportunity Gap," where we talk with parents of kids of color who learn and think differently.

Guest 1: Smart and special education. They're not mutually exclusive. You don't get put in special education because you're not smart.

Julian: And we talk with experts about how to address the opportunity gap.

Guest 2: We're moving through this cultural acceptance of can ADHD be a disorder that doesn't necessarily mean we've got a label that's going to follow us for life?

Julian: My name is Julian Saavedra. I'm a father of two and an assistant principal in Philadelphia, where I've spent nearly 20 years working in public schools. I'll be your host. Join us for Season 2 as we dig deeper into ADHD and other learning and thinking differences — and share practical tips to help you advocate for your child. Tune in to "The Opportunity Gap," available wherever you get your podcasts. I'll catch up with you all soon.

Host

  • Julian Saavedra, MA

    is a school administrator who has spent 15 years teaching in urban settings, focusing on social-emotional awareness, cultural and ethnic diversity, and experiential learning.

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