This All4Ed webinar discusses new research from NWEA on the academic progress of students during the pandemic and its implications for policies and practices aimed to support recovery and accelerate learning for historically underserved communities.
- Dr. Michael Conner, Superintendent, Middletown Public Schools
- Deb Delisle, President and CEO, All4Ed (moderator)
- Chris Minnich, Chief Executive Officer, NWEA
- Marc Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League
- Janet Murguía, President and CEO, UnidosUS
- Dr. Beth Tarasawa, Executive Vice President of Research, NWEA
Since March 2020, COVID-19 has altered nearly every facet of education. With students and educators returning to classrooms this fall, we must understand the impact of the pandemic on learning, particularly for students of color and students living in poverty. Using data from this past year, policymakers and education leaders can deploy the unprecedented influx of federal funding to support recovery, accelerate learning, and transform schools. As we work together toward recovery, we can use this critical moment in education to reimagine education and build more equitable systems that provide all children with an excellent education.
During the webinar, panelists shared:
- new research on the academic trends of students during the past school year as compared to a more typical school year;
- what these findings suggest about widening education inequality, specifically the impact this past year had on students of color and students experiencing poverty;
- recommendations for states and districts on how to use the recent federal aid to transform education for historically underserved students; and
- the perspective of a district leader and what their district is doing to support students as they return to school this coming fall.
This webinar is being offered in partnership with All4Ed, NWEA, the National Urban League, and UnidosUS.