Date(s) - 03/11/2021
9:30 am - 11:00 am
L.A. Education Virtual Town Hall to address education challenges, and highlight student-centered solutions during COVID-19 and in a post-pandemic world
Los Angeles, Ca. – The global health pandemic has shifted learning for more than 50 million students across the U.S. from kindergarten through 12th grade, with online distance learning exacerbating challenges. For this reason, academic leaders will gather for an L.A. Education Virtual Town Hall in early March to discuss how charter public schools are addressing pressing issues, such as: ensuring that students are prepared for college, equitably addressing the needs of our most vulnerable students, and addressing the social and emotional needs of students and their families.
What: L.A. Education Virtual Town Hall to feature the innovative work of charter public schools in Los Angeles during the COVID-19 pandemic, and in a post-pandemic world. Panel discussions include: conversations about charter public schools; championing student needs during COVID-19; distance learning inequities; student learning loss; social-emotional learning practices, and more.
Who: L.A. education leaders will participate in panel discussions during a virtual town hall moderated by Telemundo 52/ KVEA news anchor and award-winning journalist, Dunia Elvir.
Confirmed participants include:
- Tanya Ortiz Franklin, LAUSD Board Member, District 7
- Howard Fuller, civil rights activist and education reform advocate
- Audrey Dow, Senior Vice President, Campaign for College Opportunity
- Brenda Lopez, Director of Student Services, Magnolia Public Schools
- Genoveva Cortes, Director, Alumni Support and College Success, Bright Star Schools
- Lonneshia Web, KIPP SoCal Public Schools
- Mac Macaulay, Chief of Schools, Ednovate
- Nancy Duchesneau, Fellow, Social-Emotional Academic Development, Education Trust
- Simon Linsley, Director of College Success, Alliance College-Ready Public Schools
- Sonia Torres, Director of Mental Health, Camino Nuevo Charter Academy
When: Thursday, March 11, between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Where: Registration link here: http://bit.ly/edtownhall2021
Why: Throughout the global health pandemic caused by COVID-19, public charter
schools have adapted to the changing education environment by making sure that students receive seamless, quality instruction and support services. Now they are preparing for the reopening of schools and what this will look like for administrators, educators, support staff, and students and their families.
Contact: Evelyn G. Alemán, Media Image PR
Phone: (818) 943-2481