On Thursday, November 29, The Washington Post will host an event spotlighting the state of the education landscape. Speakers, including Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education from 2009 to 2015, and Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, will offer an experienced look at the K-12 education system, and examine the biggest challenges facing public education today.

Additional topics include how to educate a wide variety of learners, the ongoing debates about school choice and the resource challenges facing schools across America and the ongoing challenges of school safety in America.

This event will be streamed at: wapo.st/educationwplive Media who wish to cover in-person must RSVP.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Arne Duncan, Managing Partner, Emerson Collective and former U.S. Secretary of Education (2009-2015)
  • Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
  • Diane Ravitch, PhD, Professor, New York University and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education (1991-1993)
  • Mandy Manning, 2018 National Teacher of the Year, Joel E. Ferris High School, Spokane, Washington 
  • Geoffrey Canada, President, Harlem Children’s Zone
  • Bridget Terry Long, PhD, Dean, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
  • Robert Pondiscio, Senior Fellow and Vice President for External Affairs, Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Event Details

Thursday, November 29, 2018

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Doors open at 3:30 p.m.)

The Washington Post Live Center

1301 K St NW, Washington, D.C. 20071

This event is presented by the Allstate Foundation with support from WE Charity and Casel.