The Schools our Children Deserve

The Schools our Children Deserve

Thursday, October 22, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Maryland Philanthropy Network's Education Funders Affinity Group invites you to hear from Dr. Khalilah Harris, Managing Director of K-12 Education Policy for the Center for American Progress, and Joseph Kane, Chair of the Parent and Community Advisory Board (PCAB) of Baltimore City. Dr. Harris will begin with a primer on the gaps in federal funding and the impact on Maryland’s public schools. Dr. Harris and Mr. Kane will then engage in a conversation discussing a vision for redesigning schools that moves beyond safety precautions to a system of education that makes it possible for all children to thrive.

As Dr. Harris writes, "This country’s “public school students deserve to rise from the COVID-19 pandemic in a better position than when the crisis began”. What systems need to be in place to support an equitable model of schooling? What would it take to support families through a year-round system of learning or provide educator training that helps prepare civically engaged and future-ready students? What is the role of philanthropy in this work?"

This program is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members and invited guests.


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