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Education in a Post-COVID Era

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August 25, 2021
Noon to 1:30 PM EDT



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Education plays an important role in the expansion of economic inclusion and opportunity as noted in President Loretta Mester’s Reflection on Education. 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?

Join the Cleveland Fed as we convene a discussion with area experts about education in a post-COVID era. An audience Q&A session will follow.

Introduction: Margie Wright-McGowan, Executive Vice President for People, Culture, Communications & Engagement, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland


  • 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

Moderator: Treye Johnson, Program Manager for Economic Inclusion, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Noon to 1:30 pm EDT