There has been no shortage of controversy over the past two years about the state of K-12 education, ranging from the effectiveness of virtual learning to what approaches are best to help students catch up. However, one result of the pandemic seems indisputable: There has been a tragic widening of the pre-pandemic achievement gap and a loss of grade-level skills, especially among students from underserved communities. Education leaders will convene for our 25th annual K-12 education panel to assess the state of education, define challenges, and explicate programs that have demonstrated high levels of success.


Lowell Milken
Chairman, Milken Family Foundation


Cade Brumley
State Superintendent, Louisiana Department of Education

Shayne Evans
Founder and Managing Partner, The Academy Group

Angella Martinez
CEO, KIPP Southern California

Ian Rowe
Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Randi Weingarten
President, American Federation of Teachers