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Meeting the Moment: Accelerating Equitable Recovery and Transformative Change

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Educators are deciding how best to re-establish routines such as everyday attendance, rebuild the relationships for resilient school communities, and center teaching and learning to consciously prioritize protecting the health and overall well-being of students and staff. They acknowledge that the necessity of learning recovery is both accelerated and equitable. And they agree that returning to the pre-pandemic status quo is not an option.

The Campaign for Grade Level Reading applauds the embrace of the “build back better” imperative. Just as the pandemic “laid bare” longstanding inequities, adapting to the pandemic unveiled different ways of teaching and learning that could contribute to the better “new normal.” This conversation will seek to illuminate how some of the decisions educators make could translate these bright spots, silver linings and potential keepers into pathways toward transformative change.

Speakers
Rey Saldana
President & CEO Communities in Schools
Linda Darling-Hammond, Ed.D.
President and CEO, Learning Policy Institute Learning Policy Institute
Linda Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University and founding president of the Learning Policy Institute, created to provide high-quality research for policies that enable equitable and empowering education for each and every child. At Stanford she founded the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education. Darling-Hammond is past president of the American Educational Research Association and recipient of its awards for Distinguished Contributions to Research, Lifetime Achievement, Research Review, and Research-to-Policy. In 2006, Darling-Hammond was named one of the nation’s ten most influential people affecting educational policy. In 2008, she directed President Barack Obama’s Education Policy Transition Team and is currently President of the California State Board of Education. She began her career as a public school teacher and co-founded both a preschool and a public high school. Darling-Hammond consults widely on strategies for improving education policies and practices and is the recipient of 14 honorary degrees in the U.S. and internationally. Among her more than 600 publications are a number of award-winning books, including The Right to Learn, Teaching as the Learning Profession, Preparing Teachers for a Changing World and The Flat World and Education: How America’s Commitment will Determine our Future. She received an Ed.D. from Temple University (with highest distinction) and a B.A. from Yale University (magna cum laude).
Sal Khan
Founder & CEO Khan Academy
Karen Mapp
Professor, Faculty Director Education Policy and Management Master's Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Moderator
John Gomperts
Executive Fellow, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading & Former President and CEO, America’s Promise Alliance
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