Tuesday, April 17

  • Data Matters: Transparent Data to Advance Equity


    There are significant gaps in our information about post-secondary education and training. We do not know how much students earn after graduating from a program of study or how many are employed. We do not know how these outcomes vary by race/ethnicity, gender, or other student characteristics. This session will discuss the College Transparency Act that would amend the Higher Education Act to provide such information, and how this information would advance efforts to achieve equity.

  • Dual Enrollment and Equity Through a Federal Policy Lens


  • Automation and Policies to Create Equitable Access to Jobs of the Future


    Digitalization, artificial intelligence, and automation are projected to impact a large number of occupations in the coming decades. This session will review the threats and opportunities posed by automation to different groups of women. It will then discuss how automation and gender equitable access to CTE and workforce development fits into current federal policy discussions, from Perkins to apprenticeship policy.

Thursday, April 19

  • Student Centered Advocacy: Tools that build one voice for student success


    This session will highlight new student centered advocacy tools that help local communities develop relationships and build joint policy platforms. Participants will gain insight into a suite of research-based, online resources that lay the foundation for a variety of advocacy efforts to address opportunity gaps.

  • Paper Thin Diplomas: How States Can Shape Policy and Practice that Leads to Equity and Accuracy in High School Graduation Rates


    Of the nearly 100 different types of high school diplomas that are awarded across all fifty states and the District of Columbia, less than half prepare students for success in college and career. This session will highlight the gaps in college and career preparation across states, the impact on historically underserved students, and highlight best practices that policymakers and education leaders can implement to ensure all students graduate from high school college and career ready.