The pandemic’s impact on education dominated headlines, first as schools closed then as they moved to remote instruction. To help tech workers better understand what was happening on the ground, we invite people working on solutions to explain the breadth and depth of the challenges administrators, educators, students, and families faced. Watch clips and learn more below.
Public Education When You Can’t Be “In Public”
We were joined by Lisa Chick, CEO of the Alliance for Education. The Alliance for Education’s mission is to support excellence in education by advancing educational justice and racial equity for students in Seattle Public Schools (SPS). They do this by bringing resources to the district in the form of programs, dollars and stakeholder partnerships. The Alliance has been especially focused on supporting the district’s pandemic relief efforts.
Carlos Del Valle, Executive Director of Technology at Seattle Public Schools, joined us for a conversation about the district’s ongoing work to adapt to remote learning. He discussed the challenges of shifting from providing technology services internally to working directly with families, and how the digital equity factors into the SPS’s strategic plan, Seattle Excellence.