‘What is Being Learned in K-12 Education in this Difficult Year?’ is March 2 

The Law School’s Lubar Center and the College of Education will host a virtual conference titled What Is Being Learned in K-12 Education in this Difficult Year?” on Tuesday, March 2, at 12:15 p.m.  

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. 

This conference will involve two conversations that will explore the challenges and opportunities within K-12 education. 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.     

In the second session, four Milwaukee education leaders will describe what has happened for their schools and what they have learned.  

  • 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 
  • James Sebert, superintendent of the School District of Waukesha. 

Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, will moderate this panel.  

Register by Monday, March 1, at noon. A link will be sent to registrants the day of the conference at 12:15 p.m. A recording of the conference will be posted following the event.  

With questions, contact Hilary DeBlois, Lubar Center program manager.