Event

Hear student panelists from Michigan, New York, and Tennessee in a conversation with Secretary Cardona on June 24 from 7-8 p.m. ET. Students will share their own experiences of learning during a pandemic and ask the secretary questions about the policy changes they seek in their schools, districts, and communities.

Following the panel, Chalkbeat managing editor Sarah Darville will interview Secretary Cardona about students’ return to school buildings, planning for next school year, and the live discussions across the country about how to teach history and address racism.

Watch the roundtable below.

#InTheirVoices: Trey Cunningham

#InTheirVoices: Chinaya Mason

Trey Cunningham, Student Member

Trey Cunningham, Student Member

Tennessee State University

Trey S. Cunningham is a first year student at Tennessee State University double majoring in Healthcare Administration and Planning…

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Elizabeth Jaramillo

Elizabeth Jaramillo

Western International High School

A future where all students — regardless of their immigration status — can attend inclusive schools where they feel…

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Joaquin Martinez

Joaquin Martinez

Western International High School

Growing up in an urban community, Joaquin always wondered why the schools in his community did not have the…

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Chinaya Mason

Chinaya Mason

Austin East Magnet High School

Three words to describe you: outspoken, driven, and wokeDream Job: trauma therapistFavorite Food: Chicken and riceFavorite Quote: “I want…

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Zadane Russell

Zadane Russell

Academy for Scholarship and Entrepreneurship: A College Board School

Zadane thinks many adults are held back in today’s society because of large debts they are unable to pay…

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Kenneth Usoh

Kenneth Usoh

Science Skills Center High School

As Kenneth looks back on the more than a year grappling with the coronavirus pandemic in New York City,…

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