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Re-Imagine Chicago Ideas Forum: Education

Thu. Aug 26, 2021
6:00 — 7:00 PM CDT

Virtual webinar


Like many aspects of the pandemic, schooling looked radically different over the past year and a half as physical buildings were shuttered and students participated in a collective online experiment. The results of remote learning, expanded use of technology and learning loss are coming into focus as the pandemic continues to reshape American education. But for students, parents and advocates alike, what and how students should learn, and how to test what skills they’ve mastered , continues to be a raging debate. Here in Chicago many neighborhood schools have languished. And while the introduction of selective enrollment schools have given some kids opportunities, racial and socio-economic inequities persist.

Join us to discuss our public school systems and consider other ways to do school. During this event we will hear about other models of education that emphasize student mastery and cultivate a love of learning.

The event will feature interviews and panel discussions with:

  • Susie An (Moderator) | Reporter, Education; WBEZ

  • Imran Khan (CLA '17) | CEO & Co-Founder, Embarc Inc

  • Tim Knowles | President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teachin

  • Susan Patrick | President and CEO, Aurora Institute

  • Juan Carlos Ocon | Principal, Benito Juarez Community Academy

  • Andrea Shaffer | Faculty Director, Chicago Waldorf School