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Past · August 14, 2020

A Conversation with Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond

2020 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event

August 14, 2020 · 11:00 am - 11:30 am


About the Program

Nearly 90% of the state’s schoolchildren will be learning remotely when schools reopen after summer break. How will the state promote high-quality distance education? How will it help schools ensure that COVID-19 does not exacerbate preexisting inequalities in learning and outcomes? Join PPIC President Mark Baldassare in conversation with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond for a wide-ranging discussion of how the state can support school districts during this challenging time.

As part of our Speaker Series on California’s Future, PPIC invites elected leaders from across the political spectrum to participate in public conversations. The purpose is to give Californians a better understanding of how our leaders are addressing the challenges facing our state.

PPIC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. PPIC does not take or support positions on any ballot measure or on any local, state, or federal legislation, nor does it support, endorse, or oppose any political parties or candidates for public office. 


11:00 a.m. Welcome
Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC

11:05 a.m. Conversation and Audience Q&A
Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC
Tony Thurmond, California state superintendent of public instruction

11:30 a.m. Adjourn



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