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Making Next Year Count: Equity in School Accountability
A global pandemic has interrupted standards-based accountability systems, which were originally built as a path to higher and more equitable outcomes for students. Join Jeb Bush, John B. King, Jr., Carissa Moffat Miller, and Bellwether’s Andy Rotherham for a conversation about how we should measure the impact of education systems on students, particular students of color and low-income students, even as circumstances change on the ground.

Jul 20, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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John King
President and CEO @The Education Trust
John B. King Jr. is the president and CEO of The Education Trust, a national nonprofit organization that seeks to identify and close educational opportunity and achievement gaps. King served as U.S. Secretary of Education in the Obama administration. Prior to that role, King carried out the duties of Deputy Secretary, overseeing policies and programs related to P-12 education, English learners, special education, innovation, and agency operations. King joined the department following his post as New York State Education Commissioner. King began his career as a high school social studies teacher and middle school principal.
Jeb Bush
Former Governor @State of Florida
Jeb Bush is the 43rd governor of the State of Florida, serving from 1999 through 2007. He was the third Republican elected to the state’s highest office and the first Republican in the state’s history to be reelected. He was most recently a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. During his two terms, Governor Bush championed major reform of government, in areas ranging from health care and environmental protection to civil service and tax reform. His top priority was the overhaul of the state’s failing education system. Under Governor Bush’s leadership, Florida established a bold accountability system in public schools and created the most ambitious school choice programs in the nation. Today, Florida remains a national leader in education and is one of the only states in the nation to significantly narrow the achievement gap.
Carissa Moffatt Miller
Executive Director @Council of Chief State School Officers
Carissa Moffat Miller is the Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). With a deep understanding of education policy at the state and national levels, Miller leads CCSSO’s efforts to help chiefs deliver equitable education opportunities to every student in their state. Carissa, a first-generation college graduate, was named executive director of CCSSO in 2018 after serving for nearly five years as CCSSO’s deputy executive director. Prior to joining CCSSO, Carissa served as a deputy superintendent at the Idaho State Department of Education and led the implementation of one of the first statewide online testing programs at the Idaho State Board of Education. Carissa holds a Ph.D. in education from the University of Idaho, an M.A. from the University of Wyoming, and a bachelor of journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.