The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (Initiative) is hosting a national African-American Education Summit and Professional Development Day on Wednesday, Sept. 16, as part of a series of events during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.
The summit includes a keynote from David Johns, executive director of the Initiative, during the lunch and panel discussion he will moderate on reimagining opportunity for African-American youth at 12:30 p.m. ET. The summit will provide continuing education credits for participating teachers, feature a student leader panel where African-American students will share recommendations for what adults must do to ensure students feel safe and engaged in the education process. The event is produced in collaboration with the CBCF, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association.