Leg Con 2021, Day 1: Monday, February 8, 2021


LEG CON PARTICIPANT HOMEPAGE | DAY 2 | LEGISLATOR VISITS

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Special Introductory Session with Tony Thurmond

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Listen in as Tony Thurmond, the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, shares his ideas on how to create equity, opportunity and access to quality education for all of California’s children.

2:00 – 4:00 pm: Session 1

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  • Shereen Walter, Director of Legislation, California State PTA 
  • Celia Jaffe, President, California State PTA
  • Anna King, President-Elect, National PTA
  • Kim Pattillo Brownson, State Board of Education
  • Brooks Allen, State Board of Education, Executive Director and Education Policy Advisor to the Governor
  • Wes Smith, Executive Director Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)

4:00 – 5:00 pm: Special Arts Session, “A Path to Equity through the Arts”

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  • Tom DeCaigny, Executive Director, California Alliance for Arts Education (CAAE) 

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Background reading:

6:00 – 8:00 pm: Session 2

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  • Michael Essien, Principal, Martin Luther King Alternative Middle School

Click here to view the slides on A Path to Equity

Click here to view the MindCatcher video featuring Michael Essien

Click here to view the What is a Community School video

  • John Rogers, Director of UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access

Click here to view the slides on Education Inequality in the Pandemic and Beyond

Click here to view the slides on Reclaiming the Democratic Purposes of California Public Education

Background reading for Michael Essien:

Background reading for John Rogers:

  • California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF)