Washington, D.C. — School closures across the country due to the coronavirus outbreak have underscored the importance of public education, while also exposing the glaring inequities in the public education system. As schools prepare to reopen, the federal government, as well as state and local officials, should seize on this moment to push for a new education agenda, rooted in the idea of opportunity for all, with equity in access at its center.
Today, the Center for American Progress is announcing the launch of a five-week events series—the Ensuring a Quality Education for Every Child web series—exploring the five key issue areas that a new public education agenda should include:
May 6: Managing the Transition to Virtual Schooling
May 13: A Federal Right to Education: From Brown to Rodriguez and What Lies Ahead
May 20: Preparing K-8 Students for the Future of Work
May 27: Beyond the Talking Points: Charter School Policy and Equity
June 3: The Need for Federal Investment in K-12 Public Schools Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
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: Managing the Transition to Virtual Schooling
Andre Perry, Fellow, Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program
Christina Torres, Writer and English Teacher, Punahou Schools in Honolulu
José Vilson, Author and Middle School Math Teacher, New York
Lorena German, Consultant, the Multicultural Classroom
Lisette Partelow, Senior Director of K-12 Strategic Initiatives, Center for American Progress
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 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 email@example.com.