CEC President and CEO serves as guest commentator for Grade Level Reading Webinar on Learning Loss.

Updated: Jun 11, 2021

Join CEC President and CEO Staci Croom-Raley and other education advocates online for Parents Speak Ready for Bold Change in K-12 Education, a virtual discussion about learning loss, from 3 - 4:30 P.M. EST, Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

While many have long acknowledged the fact that parents are their children’s first teacher, brain builder, tech navigator, advocate, and coach, parents have had to take on even at more responsibility for their children’s learning during the past year as schools across the country closed their doors in response to the pandemic. After students experienced myriad challenges, including lost instructional time and inequitable access to technology, and with school systems beginning to receive a huge influx of federal relief dollars, what do parents really want and expect from schools to ensure their children receive the supports needed now? To understand the answers to this question, many national and local organizations are conducting polls to gather input about parents’ perspectives and expectations of the K–12 school system. As we emerge from the pandemic and work to recover lost learning, these polls are seeking to better understand what parents think their children need to feel supported and to succeed. Findings show that parents are ready for bold changes in education policy and expect full transparency on recovery spending. Click here to register.

Moderator/Presenter: Christine Patterson, Walton Family Foundation

Presenters: Peri Lynn Turnbull, National Parens Union; Tanya Rosbash, Tyton Partners;

Commentators: Gloria Corral, Parent Institute for Quality Education; SAdrian Pedroza, Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors; Keri Rodriguez, National Parents Union; Lakisha Young, Oakland Reach

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