Thank you for attending the roundtable discussion, The State of Black Education During COVID-19.
This roundtable looked at the state of education for Black students during COVID-19. The panel of esteemed speakers discussed the challenges and opportunities facing Black students, families, and educators. They explored what policy and practice steps need to happen to ensure that every child has equitable access to the resources, trusted mentors, and safe learning environments necessary to succeed when school buildings reopen.
Special guests included:
• Dr. Benjamin Franklin Chavis, Jr., civil rights leader and president and CEO, National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA)
• Sal Khan, founder and CEO, Khan Academy
• Sharif El-Mekki, founder and CEO, The Center for Black Educator Development
• Dr. Tanji Reed Marshall, director of P-12 practice, The Education Trust
• Sekou Biddle, vice president, advocacy and student professional development programs, UNCF
• Dr. Elizabeth Primas, director for education initiatives, NNPA
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