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Creating Opportunity in Education and the Workforce

June 30, 2022

Engage at the Bush Center presented by NexPoint virtual conversation

School districts are reporting significant COVID-19 learning loss and lower attendance on many campuses. At the same time, many businesses are struggling to find employees. How do we keep young Americans on track for their next steps? State leaders can build policies that create access to opportunity for more Americans, giving people real choices for their futures.

In this virtual conversation and live Q&A on June 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT, Bill Haslam, the Sammons Enterprise Fellow at the Bush Institute and former Governor of Tennessee, and Anne Wicks, the Ann Kimball Johnson Director of Education and Opportunity at the Bush Institute, will discuss what is possible, which states are leading the way, and what data should inform policymaking. Moderated by Eva Chiang, Managing Director of Leadership Programming at the Bush Institute, the conversation will address what policy leaders should prioritize and how to measure impact.

Prior to the virtual conversation, explore your state’s education and workforce data and see how your state compares to others.

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