Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 11 AM - 4:30 PM (ET)

Agenda

11:00 AM - Welcome & Introduction

Nate Davis, Executive Chairman of the Board, Stride, Inc.

Roland Martin, Television & Radio Host, Former CNN Contributor

11:15 AM - Building Next Generation of Black Educators

Suzanne Elise Walsh, President, Bennett College

Dr. Michael McFarland, President, National Alliance of Black School Educators

Katara Williams, Chief of Staff, Southern University System

Moderator: Leilani Brown, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Stride, Inc.

12:15 PM - BREAK

12:30 PM - Eliminating the Digital Divide

Antoinette Cook Bush, Executive VP & Global Head of Government Affairs, News Corp

Anthony Neal-Graves​, Chief Information Officer & Executive Director, State of Colorado

William Kennard, Chairman of the Board, AT&T

TBC: Dr. Keisha Taylor, National Education Administrator, T-Mobile &

Founder, Prevail Virtual Learning Solutions LLC

TBC: Antonio Williams, Executive Director of Government & External Affairs,

Comcast NBCUniversal

Moderator: Nate Davis, Executive Chairman of the Board, Stride, Inc.

1:30 PM - BREAK

1:45 PM - Empowering Black Families with Education Options

Alisha Thomas Morgan, Former State Legislator, Georgia House of Representatives &

Special Advisor to National Coalition for Public School Options

Derrell Bradford, Executive Vice President, 50CAN

David Hardy, Retired Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Boys' Latin of Philadelphia

Moderator: Peter C. Groff, Former President, Colorado State Senate

& Obama Administration Official

2:45 PM - BREAK

3:00 PM - Setting Aside Political Differences in Pursuit of Education and Racial Equity

Meshea Poore, Vice President, Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer,

West Virginia University

Anitere Flores, Former Member, Florida State Senate

Senator David Haley, Member, Kansas State Senate

Moderator: Kevin P. Chavous, President, Academic Policy & External Affairs, Stride, Inc.

Bobby Scott, Congressman, 3rd District of Virginia

3:45 PM - Identifying Key Policy Strategies to Achieve Education Equity

Roland Martin, Television & Radio Host, Former CNN Contributor

Nate Davis, Executive Chairman of the Board, Stride, Inc.

Angela Williams, Senior Director, External Affairs, Stride, Inc.

Kevin P. Chavous, President, Academic Policy & External Affairs, Stride, Inc.

4:15 PM - Closing Remarks

Roland Martin, Television & Radio Host, Former CNN Contributor

Agenda

11:00 AM - Welcome & Introduction

Nate Davis, Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Stride, Inc.

Roland Martin, Television & Radio Host, Former CNN Contributor

11:15 AM - Building Next Generation of Black Educators

Suzanne Elise Walsh, President, Bennett College

Dr. Michael McFarland, President, National Alliance of Black School Educators

Katara Williams, Chief of Staff, Southern University System

Moderator: Leilani Brown, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Stride, Inc.

12:15 PM - BREAK

12:30 PM - Eliminating the Digital Divide

Antoinette Cook Bush, Executive VP & Global Head of Government Affairs, News Corp

Anthony Neal-Graves​, Chief Information Officer & Executive Director, State of Colorado

William Kennard, Chairman of the Board, AT&T

TBC: Dr. Keisha Taylor, National Education Administrator, T-Mobile &

Founder, Prevail Virtual Learning Solutions LLC

TBC: Antonio Williams, Executive Director of Government & External Affairs,

Comcast NBCUniversal

Moderator: Nate Davis, Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Stride, Inc.

1:30 PM - BREAK

1:45 PM - Empowering Black Families with Education Options

Alisha Thomas Morgan, Former State Legislator, Georgia House of Representatives &

Special Advisor to National Coalition for Public School Options

Derrell Bradford, Executive Vice President, 50CAN

David Hardy, Retired Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Boys' Latin of Philadelphia

Moderator: Peter C. Groff, Former President, Colorado State Senate

& Obama Administration Official

2:45 PM - BREAK

3:00 PM - Setting Aside Political Differences in Pursuit of Education and Racial Equity

Meshea Poore, Vice President, Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer, West Virginia University

Anitere Flores, Former Member, Florida State Senate

Senator David Haley ,Member, Kansas State Senate

Moderator: Kevin P. Chavous, President, Academic Policy & External Affairs, Stride, Inc.

Bobby Scott, Congressman, 3rd District of Virginia

3:45 PM - Identifying Key Policy Strategies to Achieve Education Equity

Roland Martin, Television & Radio Host, Former CNN Contributor

Nate Davis, Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Stride, Inc.

Angela Williams, Senior Director, External Affairs, Stride, Inc.

Kevin P. Chavous, President, Academic Policy & External Affairs, Stride, Inc.

4:15 PM - Closing Remarks

Roland Martin, Television & Radio Host, Former CNN Contributor