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Webinar

Thu., March 25, 2021

Increasing Digital Access

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Online
Topic: Broadband Access
Audiences: Educators, Policymakers, Students

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Hear from economists, policymakers and funders about opportunities to increase broadband access and from practitioners about supporting both students and teachers in virtual learning.

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Who Should Attend


This series is open to anyone interested in the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education, including educators, school administrators, state and local policymakers, workforce development professionals, and community and business leaders.

Speakers


headshot of Laura Ullrich

Laura Dawson Ullrich

Regional Economist
headshot of Alexander Marre

Alexander Marré

Regional Economist
Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald

Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald

Southern Regional Director, Children’s Defense Fund
Jon Sallet

Jon Sallet

Senior Fellow, Benton Institute for Broadband and Society
Robert Plymale

Robert Plymale

State Senator, West Virginia
Denise Khaalid

Denise Khaalid

Principal, Oakdale STEAM Elementary School
Lane

James Lane

Superintendent of Public Instruction, Commonwealth of Virginia
Mary Suiter

Mary Suiter

Assistant Vice President, Economic Education, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
David Bass

David Bass

Senior Economic Education Specialist

Agenda


  • Thursday, March 25, 2021
    01:00 pm

    Welcome
    Laura Ullrich, Regional Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
    Alexander Marré, Regional Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

    01:05 pm

    In Their Own Words
    Teachers explain the digital access issues faced by their students

    01:10 pm

    Discussion: Digital Infrastructure During COVID-19 and Beyond
    Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald, Southern Regional Director, Children’s Defense Fund
    Jon Sallet, Senior Fellow, Benton Institute for Broadband and Society
    Alexander Marré, Regional Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
    Abigail Crockett, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (moderator)

    01:30 pm

    In Conversation: Digital Access in West Virginia
    Robert Plymale, West Virginia State Senator; Associate Vice President for Economic Development, Marshall University Research Corporation
    Alexander Marré, Regional Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

    01:40 pm

    Discussion: The Future of Online Learning
    Denise Khaalid, Principal, Oakdale STEAM Elementary School, 2021 South Carolina Principal of the Year
    Dr. James Lane, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Commonwealth of Virginia
    Mary Suiter, Assistant Vice President, Economic Education, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
    David Bass, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (moderator)

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