The Education Summit

The Education Summit

Education lays the foundation for our culture, democracy, and economy. The past two and a half years have revealed and exacerbated the significant issues and challenges facing our students, teachers, and society. Many students struggle with mental health, teachers feel burned out, the opportunity gap has widened, and college enrollment has declined. But these challenges have also spurred a renewed focus on finding sustainable solutions and reimagining a more equitable education system designed for the future.

The Atlantic gathered educators, students, and policy makers to discuss the most pressing challenges, workable solutions, and how we can build an education system that centers on equity and innovation and prepares students to succeed in the future workforce.

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  • Adam Harris

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

  • Kate Julian

    Senior Editor, The Atlantic

  • Martha Kanter

    CEO, College Promise

  • Fred Makonnen

    Head of Group Retirement Distribution, Equitable

    Underwriter Session

  • Jennifer Martin

    President, Montgomery County Education Association

  • Jeanette McCune

    Director of School and Community Programs, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

  • Bernadette Mitchell

    Group Retirement Senior Director, Equitable

    Underwriter Session

  • Candace Montgomery

    Senior Vice President and General Manager, AtlanticLIVE

  • Olga Acosta Price

    Director, Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, Milken Institute School of Public Health

  • Susan Saulny

    Contributor, AtlanticLIVE

  • Mia A. Smith-Bynum

    Senior Director for Science Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, American Psychological Association


*Underwriter sessions not produced by The Atlantic’s Editorial Team.

Select Format:

Networking + Breakfast

9:30 am EST- 10:00 am EST

Welcome Remarks

10:00 am EST
Virtual / In-Person

The Future of America’s Education System

Virtual / In-Person

Arts & Sciences: The Future of STEAM Education

Virtual / In-Person

Equitable Presents: The Role of Educators as Leaders*

Underwritten by Equitable
Virtual / In-Person

The Path Forward: The Cost of College

Virtual / In-Person

Responding to the Youth Mental Health Crisis

Virtual / In-Person

Walton Family Foundation Presents: Looking Ahead with GenZ*

Underwritten by Walton Family Foundation
Virtual / In-Person

Supporting Our Educators: Addressing Teacher Burnout

Virtual / In-Person

Closing Remarks

12:15 pm EST
Virtual / In-Person

Networking + Lunch

12:15 pm EST- 1:15 pm EST

Event Details

Washington, D.C. or Virtual

District Winery 385 Water St SE Washington, DC 20003

Thursday, October 27, 2022

9:30 am EST


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