Research indicates that adding Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses decreases students’ risk of dropping out of high school. Expanding CTE opportunities for students in historically underserved communities opens the door to new opportunities for students that find themselves left behind by the current education system. Join us for a conversation with former Maryland Delegate Alice Johnson Cain, Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, Baltimore City Schools CEO Sonja Santelises, and Advance CTE Executive Director Kimberly Green to discuss how career and technical education programs in Maryland are working to engage students who would otherwise be at-risk of dropping out, while also preparing a strong workforce. This webinar will include an audience Q&A.
Speakers will discuss the particular challenges faced by adult learners – including those with some college but no degree – as they seek to re-engage with higher education. The discussion will focus on how the disruptions caused by the pandemic have made it even more urgent that policymakers provide support to adult learners.
Panelists will discuss the unique needs of students with disabilities, the challenges and opportunities of meeting those needs during times of disrupted and remote learning, and ways in which philanthropists are working to ensure that students with disabilities are supported.
COVID-19 has disrupted the lives and learning experiences of young children across the nation. Throughout 2020, the Early Learning Study at Harvard has traced the experiences of Massachusetts families, drawing conclusions about the impacts of the pandemic worthy of consideration by educators and policymakers across the nation. Join key leaders from the Saul Zaentz Early Learning Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and others in this online conversation about the pandemic’s effects on young children and their families.