Why you should watch

Over the coming months, state education leaders will be challenged to reconsider their traditional back-to-school routines and policies. All the while, school closures related to COVID-19 are illuminating the inequities underlying systemic disparities in education and beyond. In preparation for the fall, it is more important than ever that states and districts use evidence and data to understand the implications for historically underserved communities and to scale innovative models of teaching and learning.

Join Chris Minnich, Dr. John King Jr., Joel Rose, and Karen Niemi to learn how state education leaders can empower districts to use data and structure their strategic restart plans to meet the diverse needs of all students for their return to school and beyond.

Who should watch

  • State policymakers
  • Education think tanks
  • Research and policy institutes
  • Education policy and advocacy non-profits
  • Education associations and non-governmental organizations

What you will learn

  • Opportunities for state leaders to address the impact of COVID-19 on inequities in education, especially regarding strategic restart planning
  • Ways to spur innovation and address unfinished learning or learning loss, especially in the highly impacted subject of math
  • Guidance for incorporating cohesive social-emotional learning strategies into school restart plans
Chris Minnich
Portland, OR

Dr. John King Jr.
CEO, The Education Trust (EdTrust)
Silver Spring, MD

Joel Rose
CEO, New Classrooms
New York, NY

Karen Niemi
CEO and President, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
Chicago, IL