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.
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.
The Center for American Progress also sponsors Reel Progress, a progressive film series.
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.
Please join the Center for American Progress, the League of Conservation Voters, and state leaders for an online event highlighting successful state leadership against the climate crisis—and what it means for future federal climate action.
Please join the Center for American Progress for an online event to assess U.S. policy in the Middle East and analyze the new Israeli government announced this past week. The discussion will focus on the likely impact of the new Israeli government on regional dynamics in a time of increased uncertainty due to the coronavirus crisis, and the speakers will offer their perspectives on next steps for U.S. policy.
Please join the Center for American Progress for an online event on the steps we need to take now at the federal, state, and local levels to ensure that people with criminal records and their families are not left behind in the nation’s COVID-19 response.
Please join the Center for American Progress for an online event with California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, and Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. The speakers will examine state election preparedness during the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss the federal resources states need to safeguard free and fair elections.