New “Testing America’s Freedom” Podcast from NWEA Examines Equity in Education

NWEA, the not-for-profit educational assessment provider, announced today the launch of its new podcast, Testing America’s Freedom. Hosted by Dr. Aaliyah Samuel, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs & Partnerships at NWEA, the episodic series explores the role of race and assessment in American public education through thought-provoking interviews with current and future leaders in education.

Testing America’s Freedom delves deep into the lesser-known history of laws and policies that have perpetuated and exacerbated racial inequities within the education system. Samuel and her guests explore topics such as school funding, the importance of diversity in the education workforce, assessment purposes and design, and their link to modern-day systemic racism, discussing the challenges and opportunities presented by these urgent issues.

“The inequities within our public education system do not exist by accident, they are the result of carefully orchestrated policies that used tools like school funding, divestment and testing to perpetuate

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Virtual Leadership Summit Examines the Reinvention and Convergence of Healthcare, Corporate America and Higher Education

“These crises have revealed the fragility of our systems in real time,” said Glenn Llopis, President of GLLG and Founder of the Leadership in the Age of Personalization movement. “Healthcare, Corporate America and Higher Education can no longer be viewed in silos anymore. Each sector needs the others. How we respond to this convergence will determine what our collective future will look like. We can’t expect people to change their mindset, attitude and behavior if the outdated standards remain the same.”

Over 40 speakers will discuss the collapse of standardization and why outdated systems and processes can no longer scale in today’s more personalized world. Speakers will also discuss the most immediate reinvention requirements across healthcare, corporate America and higher education centered on the following core themes:

  • The Overhaul and Restoration of Leadership
  • New Virtual Realities in a World of Brick & Mortar  
  • Reimaging Strategy Where Predictability is Unknown
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