EVENT ADVISORY: CAP Launches New Event Series on Creating an Equitable Public Education Agenda, Inaugural Event To Discuss Teacher Diversity

Washington, D.C. — On Friday, the Center for American Progress will kick off a new five-week online event series exploring five key issue areas that a new public education agenda should include. Each Friday at 1:00 p.m. ET, from September 18 to October 16, experts from across the education field will discuss how to build a racially diverse teaching workforce; how to help students and young adults recover from the coronavirus crisis; the need for youth voices in education policymaking; how to improve education and workforce outcomes for LGBTQ youth; and how a major new federal investment can increase equity in education and opportunity. Please join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #QualityEdChat.

September 18: Building a Racially Diverse Teaching Workforce: The Importance of Teaching Programs in HBCUs and Minority-Serving Institutions

September 25: The Opportunity and Counseling Corps: Helping K-12 Students and Young Adults Recover From the Coronavirus Crisis

October 2: By Us for Us: Youth Voice in Education Policymaking

October 9: From Education to the Workforce: Building a Pipeline for LGBTQ Youth

October 16: Increasing Federal Investment in K-12 Public Education With an Equity Lens

Please RSVP for the inaugural event here. To RSVP for succeeding events and for information on future panelists and speakers, please click on the event titles referenced above.


Online event co-sponsored by the Learning Policy Institute and New America


Introductory remarks:
Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ)

In conversation:
Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC), Founder and Co-Chair, Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus
Khalilah M. Harris, Managing Director, K-12 Education Policy, Center for American Progress

Desiree Carver-Thomas, Researcher and Policy Analyst, Learning Policy Institute
Belinda Bustos Flores, Associate Dean of Professional Preparation, Assessment, and Accreditation, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Leona Fowler, New York City Teacher, Educators for Excellence
Damara Hightower Mitchell, Vice President of Engagement and Partnerships, Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity

Bayliss Fiddiman, Senior Policy Analyst, K-12 Education Policy, Center for American Progress

September 18, 2020
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

You must RSVP to watch the livestream event by clicking this link. An email will then be sent with instructions on how to watch.

For more information or to speak with an expert, contact Colin Seeberger at .