Past Event

Getting Schooled: How Do We Have a Better Education Conversation?

CSG East Council on Communities of Color (CCC) Equitable Governance Micro Summit Series


May 20, 2022, 10:00 am –
11:30 am

classroom chairs and desks

The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference (CSG East), the Council on Communities of Color, in partnership with Stride Learning and present a new installment of the micro summit series on Equitable Governance:

Getting Schooled:
How Do We Have a Better Education Conversation?

Politics have played an increasingly contentious role in education policy in recent months. Policymakers and parents continue to clash over Critical Race Theory, book banning and public health mandates. Meanwhile, as schools are now dominated by Black, Brown, Indigenous and Asian-Pacific Islander students, the state of education in American is faced with an enormous crisis in funding, literacy, a teacher shortage and academic achievement gaps. New and innovative education models such as virtual learning and hybrid approaches show promise, but most school systems are still wedded to traditional school models. Reading illiteracy is still high, especially among Black students, math and science proficiency is low and there is a fear that America’s K-12 students are not being adequately prepared. What is the education conversation we should be having? How can advocates, families and policymakers truly collaborate on the issues that really count? What sort of new education models should communities and lawmakers be considering and implementing?



Charles Ellison, CSG East Fellow | Host of “Reality Check” on WURD radio | Publisher,


The Equitable Governance Summits are CSG East CCC’s unique convening of state and local policymakers, experts, and thinkers in search of equitable governing solutions. This panel will take place via Zoom on This panel discussion will take place via Zoom on Friday, May 20th, 10am – 11:30am ET and broadcast LIVE on WURD. Participants will be able to watch virtually and ask questions.

REGISTER TODAY. Registrants will receive a Zoom access link upon registration. Audience members will be able to ask questions by chat. Audience members are encouraged to discuss and share the panel on social media @CSG_ERC and using the hashtag #CSGEAST.

This Equitable Governance Summit is organized by CSG East’s Council on Communities of Color in partnership with the B|E note.

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