The NASSP Policy & Advocacy Center’s “State of American Education” session, originally slated for the 2020 National Principals Conference in July, goes virtual for the first time—as a FREE event! With the effects of COVID-19 felt throughout the nation, we will look at how the pandemic has impacted schools and related issues such as social and emotional learning; trauma-informed care; continued remote learning; grading, assessments, and accountability; and educator shortages. Principals and administrators will have the opportunity to hear from a diverse panel of thought leaders in education who will share how this experience may change the education landscape in the future. Additionally, part of the discussion will focus on racial equity in light of the protests this summer and what impact that may have on schools. Don’t miss our discussion of these timely topics!


Christina Samuels
Associate Editor, Education Week


Representative Melissa Provenzano
Oklahoma House of Representatives

Randi Weingarten
President, American Federation of Teachers

Kathryn Procope
Head of School, Howard University School of Mathematics and Science, Washington, DC

Doug Williams
Superintendent, Sunnyvale Independent School District, TX