People across the country—particularly in cities and urban areas—are facing unprecedented challenges in every aspect of life, and these challenges have disproportionately affected communities of color. Please join the Center for American Progress for an online discussion with Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Ras Baraka (D); Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D); Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego (D); and Stockton, California, Mayor Michael Tubbs (D) as they discuss their approaches to dealing with an ongoing public health crisis and addressing systemic inequalities in their cities.
The Center for American Progress also sponsors Reel Progress, a progressive film series.
Join the Center for American Progress for a virtual event featuring leaders and experts discussing major cases before the U.S. Supreme Court that could have an impact on reproductive health, rights, and justice. Leading experts will discuss relevant cases and how the Trump administration’s judicial nominations pose a threat to women, particularly women of color, and LGBTQ people.
Despite the importance of every child having access to a high-quality education, chronic disinvestment in education across the country has left schools without adequate funding for updated instructional materials, sufficient student supports, and competitive salaries for educators. Please join the Center for American Progress to discuss the need for greater and more targeted federal investment in K-12 education.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the child care industry has yet to see the major investments needed to stabilize the industry during the crisis and in the reopening and recovery period to come. Please join the Center for American Progress and the National Association for the Education of Young Children for an online event with child care providers on the front lines, whose experiences provide a guide for policymakers to ensure that early childhood educators can continue to drive the economy forward.
Charter schools have been the source of some contentious debates in the education policy space, often centered on the growth of charters and their impact on traditional public school systems. Please join the Center for American Progress to discuss charter policy in a broader context than the often debated talking points, with specific emphasis on how equity can be infused more holistically into charter policy.
Automation and artificial intelligence are transforming the economy. Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion on ways to expand opportunity and build equitable access in education and how the current COVID-19 crisis affects the future of work.
Please join the Center for American Progress for an online event with the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Sen. Jon Tester, as well as veterans Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Rep. Jason Crow. They will discuss lessons learned from how service members stationed abroad vote successfully by mail and the importance of extending a vote-by-mail option to all Americans, including veterans at higher risk of contracting COVID-19.
In observance of the 66th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the Center for American Progress will be discussing the history of the federal government’s role in providing equal access to high-quality education to all students. A panel of experts and scholars in the field of education policy and law will discuss their experiences and understanding of the current state of equal educational opportunity in America.
Across the nation, schools have closed in response to COVID-19, leaving many educators navigating a sudden move to remote learning. Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation with educators about their ongoing experiences with remote learning and how they are addressing the needs of all students and centering equity during this difficult time.
This 5-part online event series will explore the five key issue areas that a new public education agenda should include. Every Wednesday, from May 6, 2020 - June 3, 2020, experts from across the education field will discuss how educators are adjusting to virtual schooling, the federal government’s role in providing equal access to high-quality and equitable education to all students, preparing students for the future of work, what charter policy could look like in the future that puts equity at the forefront, and the need for greater and more targeted federal investment in education.