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The Dialogue for Change Begins

After the election: Where Michigan education policy stands during COVID-19

 Here is a link to the virtual discussion. The idea of running high schools as talent agencies is briefly discussed (an idea suggested by a DCG member of the audience): 


The Education Trust-Midwest, Chalkbeat Detroit and the Detroit Free Press are inviting the public to a virtual conversation at 4 p.m. ET Monday, Dec. 7 about the significance of the 2020 election on the future of Michigan schools.

This conversation comes amid growing calls for lawmakers to address equity issues in Michigan schools, and as new leadership at the federal level could usher in new policy initiatives.


The panel will feature Michigan lawmakers, students and teachers in conversation on how schools are coping with pandemic learning, equitable education funding, missing students, accountability during COVID-19, and the long-term effects of the pandemic. Nancy Kaffer of the Detroit Free Press and Koby Levin of Chalkbeat will moderate. We’ll announce our panelists soon.


This event is the first in a series of conversations hosted by Chalkbeat Detroit, the Education Trust-Midwest and the Detroit Free Press.


Featured panelists:

Koby Levin, Chalkbeat - moderator
Nancy Kaffer, Detroit Free Press - moderator
Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D), 23rd District
Rep. Brad Paquette (R), 78th District
Cara Lougheed, 2019 Michigan Teacher of the Year and Rochester educator
Michael Hutson, parent and member of Michigan League for Public Policy
Ama Russell, senior at Cass Technical High School and Detroit youth activist
How to join the conversation.

This event will be held on Zoom Webinar, which you can access via the Online Event Page on Eventbrite. You will also get a reminder email from Chalkbeat Events on Zoom with your personalized link for easy access an hour before the event. Please don't share your link with others, as it's special to you, but you can encourage them to sign up on Eventbrite. We also encourage you to download the Zoom app ahead of time.