Passing the Mic: Massachusetts Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley

Disruptions to in-person learning during the COVID-19 pandemic had enormous academic, social, and emotional consequences for all students—and exacerbated longstanding opportunity gaps for students from historically marginalized communities. Schools across the country are now working urgently to help students recover an unprecedented amount of unfinished learning, so that they’ll be ready for success during the rest of their school careers and beyond.

In this episode of Passing the Mic—the first of a three-part conversation—TNTP Vice President Arlene Sukran sits down with Massachusetts education commissioner Jeffrey Riley to discuss the state’s Acceleration Roadmap, which is guiding its innovative efforts to help students recover from the effects of the pandemic.

You can watch the entire conversation below or here, and find previous episodes of Passing the Mic here.

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