Letting All Voices Be Heard: New Directions for K-12 Education
On the campaign trail, President Biden highlighted the many ways his education department would tackle immediate issues in K-12 education, including a federal plan to bring students back to the classroom amid the pandemic, and long-standing concerns like equity in the classroom. Now that the Biden-Harris administration has the reins, they face a number of obstacles to enacting those action plans, some of which involve walking back work of the previous administration.
During this program, panelists will discuss what the Biden-Harris administration has done so far and what still needs to be done to support educators and students. Panelists will address the administration’s COVID-19 response as it relates to K-12 education, how the education department can take action to dismantle systemic racism, and ways that the administration can advance its goals through investing in school-community relationships and non-traditional educational spaces.
- Georgia Hall, Ph.D., Director, National Institute on Out-of-School Time; Senior Research Scientist and Associate Director, Wellesley Centers for Women
- Soo Hong, Ed.D., Whitehead Associate Professor of Critical Thought; associate professor of education, Wellesley College
- Emmy Howe, M.Ed., Co-Director, National SEED Project, Wellesley Centers for Women
- Moderator: Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., Katherine Stone Kaufmann '67 Executive Director, Wellesley Centers for Women; professor of Africana studies at Wellesley College
This virtual program is part of the Social Change Dialogues series hosted by the Wellesley Centers for Women. This program will be recorded and shared with those who cannot attend live.
the Cowles/Sulzberger Fund, an endowed gift to the WCW.
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