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NEA Tele-Town Hall Looks at Ensuring Equity and Racial Justice in School Reopening

Students in classroom.Thousands of educators around the country last week joined a tele-town hall on education equity and safe school reopening. Organized by the National Education Association and moderated by award-winning reporter and C-SPAN host Jesse Holland, the event featured a live Q&A with NEA Vice President Becky Pringle and NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson.

“Despite a lack of coronavirus guidance and help at the federal level,” said Pringle, “our educators rose to the challenge and tried to build consistency for their students.” Noting that many experts anticipate a resurgence of COVID cases and the potential for school closures in the future, she added, “We are now pushing hard for the Senate to pass the HEROES Act in order to ensure access to technology and other resources for all students so that they don’t experience the interruption to learning that they did this spring.” Read more

NEA Tele-Town Hall: Ensuring Equity and Racial Justice in Reopening School Buildings

Students in classroom.Join your NEA colleagues from around the country this Thursday, June 18 for an engaging conversation to ensure that, as we reopen public school buildings, opportunities for students exist in equitable and just schools.

RSVP to join the tele-town hall from 5-6 p.m. EDT on Thursday. 

Moderated by Jesse Holland, CSPAN Washington Journal Host and award-winning reporter, this event will feature conversation with NEA Vice President Becky Pringle and NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson.

During the conversation, participants will engage in a powerful discussion around the impacts of this pandemic crisis on schools and communities, particularly historically marginalized Black communities. As schools and districts make plans to return to in-person learning, equity and racial justice must be driving factors in decisions being made.