Federal Live Event

2020 Vision: Education Policy and Politics Beyond the Midterms

This event occurred on November 28, 2018 4:30 PM EST.
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At a live event, Education Week and The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development joined forces for a look at the 2018 midterm elections and what education issues and controversies are likely to resonate in the fast-approaching 2020 election year, with control of both the White House and Congress in the balance.

This half-day event at George Washington University’s Jack Morton Auditorium in Washington, D.C., featured incisive analysis and one-on-one discussions of how K-12 education helped shape this year’s campaigns and election outcomes, and what’s in store for the next round in this continuing national debate.

Videos from the event are available below.

Event Videos


Event Registration and Luncheon

Welcome and Introductions

Gearing Up for the 2020 Elections

State Education Policy Beyond the 2018 Midterms

K-12 on the Campaign Trail

Keynote: Equity, Inequality, and the Future of Educational Opportunity

Networking Break

Social Climate, Polarization, and Its Import for 2020

K-12 Priorities Up for Grabs

Dennis Barger
Principal Vail Academy and High School, Tucson, Ariz.
R. Travis Brenda
Candidate for Kentucky's 71st House District seat and Math Teacher Rockcastle County High School, Mt. Vernon, Ky.
Jeanne Collins
Superintendent of Schools Rutland Northeast S U 36, Brandon, Vt.
Maria Voles Ferguson
Executive Director Center on Education Policy (CEP) at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Wade Henderson
Topher Kandik
ELA Teacher E.L. Haynes Public Charter School, Washington, D.C.
Stephen Parker
Legislative Director Education & Workforce Committee, National Governors Association
Aimy Steele
2018 Candidate for N.C. House District 82 and Former Principal Beverly Hills Elementary, Concord, N.C.
John Waldron
Michael Feuer
Dean George Washington University's Graduate School of Education and Human Development
Mark W. Bomster was a deputy managing editor overseeing politics, policy, school law, and school finance coverage.
Daarel Burnette II was an assistant managing editor for Education Week.
Alyson Klein is an assistant editor for Education Week.
Scott Montgomery
Former Editor-in-Chief/Chief Content Officer Education Week
Scott Montgomery was previously the Editor-in-Chief for Education Week.
Andrew Ujifusa was an assistant editor who covered national education policy and politics.
Madeline Will is a reporter for Education Week who covers the teaching profession.