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Critical Issues Forum
Federal Relief Funds

May 20, 2021 @ 1:30 pm
Vimeo Live


Vimeo Live
270 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States


Date & Time: May 20, 2021 @ 1:30 pm
Cost: Free


Join the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education for a virtual Critical Issues Forum exploring the ways education leaders can use the federal dollars received through the American Rescue Plan to overcome challenges related to COVID-19. Our keynote speaker, Mr. David Rosenberg(Partner, Education Resource Strategies) will be discussing the key aspects of the law, highlighting both the opportunities and challenges embedded in it. He will be followed by a panel of Georgia school superintendents who will discuss their perspectives on the funding and a panel that explores the policy implications of the plan.

The complete panel lists are as follows:

Panel #1: School Perspective

Richard Smith, Executive Director, First District RESA – Moderator

Dr. Bronwyn Ragan-Martin, Superintendent, Early County Schools

Dr. Michele Taylor, Superintendent, Calhoun City Schools

Cheryl Watson-Harris, Superintendent, DeKalb County Schools

Panel #2: Policy Implications: A Discussion

Alan Richard, News Manager, Southern Regional Education Board – Moderator

Rep. Chris Erwin, Representative, Georgia House of Representatives

Mindy Binderman, Executive Director, GEEARS

Kenita Williams, Chief of Staff & Director of Leadership Development, Southern Education Foundation

Dr. Stephen Owens, Senior Policy Analyst, GBPI