SEP 20, 2023 @ 4-5pm ET / 1-2pm PT

Education Trends to Watch: A Panel Discussion

Join us for our live panel discussion to explore this year’s K-12 education trends. Hear from district, technology, and policy experts to discover how these trends are changing the educational landscape, and what it means for your schools.

Key takeaways will be:

  • 1

    Low NAEP Scores. Could the answer be more assessments?

  • 2

    Education’s love-hate relationship with AI. How are districts adapting and what can you expect?

  • 3

    Science of Reading debates. Where has the literacy pendulum swung?

  • 4

    Election season: the civics Super Bowl. Are schools ready?


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Speaker Details

Chris Lehmann

Principal at Science Leadership Academy

Chris Lehmann is the founding principal and CEO of the Science Leadership Academy and the Science Leadership Academy Schools network, a network of three progressive schools inside the School District of Philadelphia, PA.

Dan Cogan-Drew

Chief Academic Officer, Newsela

Dan brings twenty-plus years of professional experience spent working towards a more perfect union of teaching, learning and technology. Prior to Newsela, Dan was the founding Director of Digital Learning at Achievement First Public Charter Schools, where he spearheaded the integration of digital learning technologies across the network.

Hillary Knudson

Senior Director, Whiteboard Advisors

Hillary operates at the intersection of policy and politics, with a focus on strategy, advocacy, and research in PK-12 education. Her passion lies in driving system-level change for equitable access and student success.


Dara Gronau

Principal, South Orange and Maplewood School District

Principal Dara Crocker Gronau, a South Orange-Maplewood alumna, combines educational leadership with athlete's perseverance. With a dual degree in English and Psychology from Vanderbilt University and vast teaching experience, she now guides Maplewood Middle School with passion and dedication.