The disruption to the economy caused by COVID-19 is already reshaping the kinds of job opportunities and challenges today’s students will face when they enter the workforce.
Those challenges will be especially big for students of color, those living in poverty, English language learners, and students with special needs.
An online summit on March 31, 2021 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT will examine which groups of students have fallen the farthest behind academically during COVID-19, what schools need to do to help them catch up, and what skills they will need to succeed in a post-COVID-19 economy. It will also tackle the challenges of getting more students of color involved in STEM fields and the role schools play in making that happen.
The summit will also feature exclusive survey data from the EdWeek Research Center on these topics as well as insights from senior executives from a diverse mix of companies across the United States about how the pandemic is reshaping the skills students will need to succeed in the workplace.