About the Program
This March marks the two-year anniversary of the first pandemic-related lockdowns in California. We have now endured several waves of the virus and faced numerous, shifting challenges. What lessons have emerged in the key area of K–12 education? How can we move forward and address major concerns still facing California? Join PPIC vice president and senior fellow Lande Ajose in a wide-ranging discussion with Tony Thurmond, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
11:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Lande Ajose, Vice President and Walter and Esther Hewlett Chair in Understanding California’s Future and Senior Fellow, PPIC
11:05 a.m. Conversation
Lande Ajose, PPIC
Tony Thurmond, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction
11:45 a.m. Audience Q&A
12:00 p.m. Adjourn
Public Policy Institute of California
California State Superintendent of Public Instruction
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PPIC’s Speaker Series on California’s Future invites thought leaders and changemakers with diverse perspectives to participate critically, constructively, and collaboratively in public conversations. The purpose is to give Californians a better understanding of how our leaders are addressing the challenges facing our state.