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Monday, September 7 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Heads of the Class

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Two former U.S. Secretaries of Education discuss how federal education policy affects Texas, the link between accountability and attainment, and what it takes to return students to class and campus in the middle of a public health emergency.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

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This session is supported by Texas A&M University, IBC Bank and Trellis Foundation.

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Erica Green

Washington Correspondent for The New York Times
Green has been a correspondent for The New York Times since 2017, covering the U.S. Department of Education and federal education policy. Previously, she covered education for The Baltimore Sun, where she produced award-winning coverage on school funding, special education, school... Read More →

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Arne Duncan

Former U.S. Secretary of Education
Duncan served as U.S. secretary of education from 2009 to 2015 under former President Barack Obama. Previously, he served as CEO of Chicago public schools and ran the Ariel Education Initiative, a nonprofit that works to create educational opportunities in economically disadvantaged... Read More →
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Margaret Spellings

Former U.S. Secretary of Education
Spellings is the president and CEO of Texas 2036, a public policy nonprofit that conducts research for policymakers to make informed decisions about the state’s future. Previously, she served as U.S. secretary of education under former President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2009... Read More →

Monday September 7, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT