Marquette Law School, College of Education to host virtual conference on K-12 education

Feb. 26, 2021

Photo from previous Marquette Law/College of Education conferenceMILWAUKEE — Marquette University Law School and the College of Education will co-host a virtual conference, “What is being learned in K-12 education in this difficult year?” The conference, which will be held, Tuesday, March 2, at 12:15 p.m., will explore the challenges and opportunities within K-12 education

Registration for the live event is available online in advance, while a recording of the program will be available for on-demand viewing on the Marquette Law School website.

In the past year, school districts everywhere have faced an unparalleled educational emergency. The pandemic put a spotlight on challenges long faced by schools and forced school leaders to adapt in rapid and sweeping ways. The conference will feature two conversations tackling the issues that K-12 education has faced.

The first session will draw on the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington, which has been closely monitoring and analyzing schooling trends nationwide. The center’s director Robin Lake will share with Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, what researchers have observed.   

Then four Milwaukee education leaders will describe what has happened for their schools and what they have learned. Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, will moderate a panel with Matthew Joynt, superintendent of the Mequon-Thiensville School District; Jennifer Lopez, CEO of Carmen Schools of Science and Technology; Keith Posley, superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools; and James Sebert, superintendent of the School District of Waukesha.

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha’s “On the Issues” conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars, conferences on significant issues of public importance, and the work of its Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education, Marquette Law School serves as the region’s leading venue for civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

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