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Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s FedTalk Series Spotlights Education in a Post-COVID Era

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the scene of education, impacting student achievement with new gaps and intensifying existing issues. What have we learned from the impact of COVID-19 on students and educators and what do we expect this year? How can communities address educational gaps?

What: Education in a Post-COVID Era

When: 12-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Join us for this month's FedTalk webinar moderated by Treye Johnson, program manager for Economic Inclusion, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and featuring the following panelists:

  • Heather Boughton, director, Office of Research, Evaluation and Advanced Analytics, Ohio Department of Education
  • Lisa Gray, president, Ohio Excels
  • Marilyn Sampilo, PhD, Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health, Cleveland Clinic
  • Dr. Bill Wagner, co-director, First Ring Schools Collaborative, Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio

Margie Wright-McGowan, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, will provide an introduction to the program. A Q&A will follow the discussion.

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that along with the Board of Governors in Washington DC comprise the Federal Reserve System. Part of the US central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of our nation’s monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and to the US Treasury, and performs many activities that support Federal Reserve operations System-wide. In addition, the Bank supports the well-being of communities across the Fourth Federal Reserve District through a wide array of research, outreach, and educational activities.

The Cleveland Fed, with branches in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, serves an area that comprises Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.

Media contact

Doug Campbell,, 513.218.1892