Equity & Diversity Live Online Discussion

A Seat at the Table: Equity & the Shifting Policy Landscape: What You Need to Know 

Wed., January 11, 2023, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
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What do the midterm election results mean for education equity? In January, newly sworn in elected officials—from state boards of education to state superintendents to governors—will be looking to leave their mark on K-12.

Our guests from the Education Week newsroom will take an in-depth look at how the midterms could shift the equity landscape. Based on several years of EdWeek Research Center surveys, the guests will also delve into how educators are feeling about some of K-12’s most critical equity issues.

Joining host Peter DeWitt will be Assistant Managing Editor Stephen Sawchuk, politics and policy reporter Libby Stanford, and the EdWeek Research Center director Holly Kurtz.

Speakers
Holly Kurtz
Director EdWeek Research Center
Stephen Sawchuk
Associate Editor Assistant Managing Editor, Education Week
Stephen Sawchuk is an assistant managing editor for Education Week, leading coverage of teaching, learning, and curriculum. He won an award for beat reporting from the Education Writers Association in 2020 and was a 2017 Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan. His work has also appeared in smithsonian.com, The Hechinger Report, and the Huffington Post. He holds degrees from Georgetown and Columbia universities.
Libby Stanford
Libby Stanford is a reporter covering politics, policy, and general education issues for Education Week. Previously, she wrote about local education issues at The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., and the Summit Daily News in Summit County, Colo. She studied journalism and Spanish at the University of Missouri.
Moderators
Peter DeWitt
Opinion Contributor, Education Week
A former K-5 public school principal turned author, presenter, and leadership coach, Peter DeWitt provides insights and advice for education leaders. He pens an opinion blog for Education Week, Finding Common Ground and is the host of A Seat at the Table.
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