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Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education

December 9, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Over 60% of parents in a recent survey said they want long-lasting, systemic change to come from COVID-19 school disruptions. How can and should education change in a post-pandemic world? What is standing in the way of adoption of these innovations? How can teachers, parents, community and business leaders, and elected officials enable and support change?

Please join us on December 9 at 2:00 as we seek to answer those questions with national and state education leaders.

Featured Speaker

Tom Vander Ark, an advocate for innovations in learning, is the CEO of Getting Smart where he advises schools, districts, networks, foundations and learning organizations on the path forward. Tom is the author of several books including Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World, and Making the Grade: Reinventing America’s Schools.  Tom previously served as the first Executive Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He also served as a public school superintendent in Washington State and has extensive private sector experience.

Panelists Include

  • Jim Peyser, Massachusetts Secretary of Education
  • Jane Swift, President and Executive Director of LearnLaunch, former Governor of Massachusetts


December 9, 2020
11:00 am - 2:00 pm