Education Summit 2017

April 11, 2017
Washington, DC

In the midst of a divisive national political debate, The Atlantic’s third annual Education Summit gathered educators, policymakers, parents and students together to consider the challenges and opportunities facing the American education system in fulfilling its promise. We posed questions about quality early childhood education programs, school segregation and integration, technology implementation in the classroom, the purpose and future of higher education and more.

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  • Tuesday, April 11
  • 9:15 a.m.Welcome-
  • 9:20 a.m.Chapter 1: The Policy Landscape
    What’s Next for Education Reform
    Derrell Bradford, Executive Director, NYCAN
    Andy Smarick, Morgridge Fellow in Education, American Enterprise Institute
    Tracy McDaniel, Principal, KIPP Reach Preparatory School, Oklahoma City
    With Michele Norris, Founder, The Race Card Project
  • 9:50 a.m.State of the UnionsRandi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
    With Michele Norris
  • 10:10 a.m.The Role of Title IX TodayMax McGee, Superintendent, Palo Alto Unified School District (via Skype)
    Debbie Osgood, Partner, Education Practice Group, Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose
    Stuart Taylor, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Contributing Editor, National Journal
    With Mary Louise Kelly, Contributing Editor, AtlanticLIVE
  • 10:45 a.m.One Student’s PerspectiveZach Sippy, Chair of School Governance, Prichard Committee Student Voice Team
    With Margaret Low, President, AtlanticLIVE
  • 11:00 a.m.Chapter 2: How Technology is Changing Education
    A More Competitive Workforce
    John Palmer, Chief Learning Officer, AT&T
    With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
  • 11:30 a.m.Breakout Sessions-
  • 12:30 p.m.Lunch-
  • 1:15 p.m.A Trip to AltSchoolCoddy Johnson, Chief Operating Officer, AltSchool
    With Liz Willen, Editor in Chief, The Hechinger Report
  • 1:35 p.m.Making Learning a GameSara DeWitt, Vice President, PBS KIDS Digital
    With Adrienne Green, Assistant Editor, The Atlantic
  • 1:55 p.m.Chapter 3: Schools in a Civic Society
    Lessons in Civics
    Adriana Salcedo, Social Worker, E.L. Haynes Public Charter School
    Tim Short, Social Studies Teacher, Poolesville High School,
    With Matt Thompson, Deputy Editor,
  • 2:15 p.m.A Vision for DC Public SchoolsAntwan Wilson, Chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools
    With Alia Wong, Associate Editor, The Atlantic
  • 2:35 p.m.Making Integration WorkDena Dossett, Chief of Data Management, Planning and Evaluation, Jefferson County Public Schools
    Jonathon Acosta, Dean of Culture, Blackstone Valley Prep Middle School
    With Sarah Garland, Executive Editor, The Hechinger Report
  • 3:00 p.m.What’s Happening on Campus IGregory Fenves, President, University of Texas at Austin
    Robert Jones, Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    With Liz Willen, Editor in Chief, The Hechinger Report
  • 3:25 p.m.A Dispatch from IdahoJeff Dillon, Elementary School Principal and Superintendent, Wilder Public Schools (via Skype)
    With Alia Wong
  • 3:40 p.m.Measuring the Equality of Opportunity John Friedman, Associate Professor of Economics, Brown University
    With Ron Brownstein, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
  • 3:55 p.m.What’s Happening on Campus II Chukwuebuka Okoye, Student, University of Mississippi
    Sadhana Singh, Student, Trinity Washington University
    Javon Price, Student, Georgetown University
    With Matt Thompson
  • 4:20 p.m.Closing Remarks-



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