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 Without digital access and skill, low-income learners and families will never attain living wage careers and lives with dignity.
More broadly, economic inclusion and educational opportunity are inextricably linked — and essential for economic vitality.

NEA, 1201 16th St. NW, Washington DC

May 14 – 15, 2019

THE SUMMIT WAS LIVE-STREAMED & RECORDED
THANKS TO GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE INTERNET SOCIETY

Also, Free Pre-Summit Workshop:
CRA for Community Leaders

May 14th 8:30 – 11 am (includes breakfast)

This free workshop was led by the FDIC, OCC and Federal Reserve.  Presenters reviewed the purpose of the CRA and introduce key definitions; explained some of the technical requirements of the regulation; and discussed how community organizations can work with banks to meet local community credit, community development and banking needs.  Agenda here

Summit Sponsors

Summit Invitees

Leaders in 

* Banking  * Philanthropy   * Economic inclusion * Educational equity  * Affordable housing * Workforce development
* Financial literacy  * Digital equity resource providers

 

Summit Goals

1.     Review progress in statewide initiatives to remove digital divide barriers to economic and educational opportunity in low- and moderate-income (“LMI”) areas.
2.     Learn about efforts to modernize Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) guidance and the implications for digital equity and economic inclusion.
3.     Explore ways in which digital divide barriers impede economic vitality and the growing array of resources available to address them.
4.     Participate in developing and planning national, state & local strategies addressing key challenges to digital and economic inclusion.

 

Agenda

 

Day One: May 14, 2019

11:30 – noon        Registration  (Chanin Auditorium Foyer)

noon – 1:30 pm Welcome Luncheon  (Chanin Auditorium)

Welcoming Remarks: Donna Harris-Aikens, senior director, education policy and practice, National Education
Association, introduced by Dr. Paul Resta, co-founder and president, National Collaborative for Digital Equity (NCDE).

Overview of Summit Goals and Process: Dr. Robert McLaughlin, (slide show here) executive director and co-founder, NCDE.

Introduction for Keynote Speaker by Krista Shonk, vice president for regulatory compliance policy, American Bankers
Association.

Keynote: Improving Digital Inclusion With the Community Reinvestment Act, by Barry Wides, deputy
comptroller, Office of the Comptroller of the  Currency, U.S. Treasury Department.

1:30 – 2:20 p.m. Conversation on Integrating digital equity into economic inclusion”. Jeanne Milliken Bonds (Federal Reserve) and Barry Wides, deputy comptroller, OCC, moderated by Dr. Paul Resta, NCDE. (Chanin Auditorium)

1:30 – 2:00 Challenges and opportunities

2:00 – 2:20 Q & A

2:20 – 2:50 p.m. Digital equity and economic inclusion – progress made and progress needed,  (slide show hereDr. Robert McLaughlin, NCDE. (Chanin Auditorium)

2:50 – 3:10 p.m. Break and Refreshments (Chanin Auditorium Foyer)

3:10 – 4:40 p.m. Working session for workgroups addressing six key challenges:

A.   Fostering research and evaluation optimizing CRA investments for economic and digital inclusion.  Facilitated by Wendy Scott Keeney, chief development officer, CAST. Recorder: Dr. Paul Resta, NCDE. (Conference Room A)

B. Funders: aligning foundation support for educational equity in LMI areas with CDFI and bank support for economic inclusion. Co-facilitated by Kyle Malone, Grantmakers For Education senior manager of partnerships, and Letitia Dowling, Grantmakers For Education senior operations manager. Recorder: Dr. Robert McLaughlin, NCDE. (Conference Room B)

C. Fostering statewide initiatives for digital and economic inclusion.  Facilitated by Melissa Greene, director of strategic partnerships, State Education Technology Directors Association.  Recorder: Jenelle Leonard, director, impact assessment, NCDE. (Conference Room C)

D. Building capacity for tech and librarian support for LMI learners. Facilitated by Dr. Carol Gordon, president, New England
School Librarians Association. Recorder: Susan Ballard, vice-president and director, library services and partnership development, NCDE. (State Dining Room, 1st Floor)

E. Improving collaboration among resource providers – developing strategies for bundling broadband, digital content, tech and librarian support, refurbished and new devices, and skills training for living wage careers. Facilitated by John Windhausen, executive  director, Schools, Health & Libraries  Broadband (SHLB) Coalition. Recorder: Dr. Robbie Melton, director, educational apps and open educational resources, NCDE. (Chanin Auditorium, Side B)

F. Developing educational system/bank partnerships for digital equity and economic inclusion.  Facilitated by Dr. Ann Flynn, director of education technology, National School Boards Association. Recorder: Dr. Ethel Gaides, director, technology support capacity development, NCDE. (Chanin Auditorium, Side A)

4:40 – 5:20 p.m. Working Group Report Outs and Discussion (Chanin Auditorium)

5:20 – 5:35 p.m. GenYes: a high impact, low-cost CRA digital equity strategy, presented by MeLinda Gooch, supervisor of instructional
technology, Prince George’s County Public Schools; Dr.  Dennis Harper, executive director, GenYes, and Jessa Thomas,
manager, community affairs, Capital One — introduced by Jenelle Leonard, NCDE.  (Chanin Auditorium)

5:35– 6:20 p.m. Digital Equity and Economic Inclusion Resource Showcase: Wine and Cheese Reception  (Chanin Auditorium)
Introduced by: Bonnie Bracey Sutton, NCDE director, digital equity resource development.

Discover resources for affordable LMI learner access to broadband, financial literacy education, computers,
tech support by linguistically diverse youths, chat-based librarian support, educational opportunity, workforce
development, and economic inclusion.

6:20 – 7:00 p.m.  Panel on No more one-legged stools:  The interrelationships between educational and economic opportunity —
why funder collaboration is essential for LMI families
.”
(Chanin Auditorium)

Panel Moderator: Thomas Gentzel, executive director and ceo, National School Boards Association.  Panelists: Karen
Cator
, president and ceo, Digital Promise; Stephen Corona, chair, National Council of Hispanic School Board Members;
Donna Harris-Aikens, senior director,  education policy and practice, National Education Association;  Dina Lehmann-Kim,
manager, HUD ConnectHome USA;  Dr. Arletha McSwain, executive director, global online partnerships, Bethune-
Cookman University, and Dr. Jacqueline Rodriguez, assistant vice president for programs and professional learning, American
Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Dinner (included in registration) (Chanin Auditorium)

Day Two: May 15, 2019

7:45 – 8:15 a.m. Breakfast (included in registration) and networking (Chanin Auditorium)

8:15 – 8:20 a.m. Setting the Stage for Day 2, Paul Resta and Bob McLaughlin. (Chanin Auditorium)

8:20 – 8:40 a.m. “What we’ve learned about CRA investment in broadband infrastructure development” (slide show here) by Jeanne Milliken Bonds, senior manager, regional community development, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Introduced by Paul Resta. (Chanin Auditorium)

8:40 – 9:00 a.m. Reflections from participants and goals of the day  (Chanin Auditorium)

9:00 – 11:15 a.m. Working session for workgroups (break refreshments available throughout)

A.   Fostering research and evaluation optimizing CRA investments for economic and digital inclusion.  (Conference Room A)

B. Funders: aligning foundation support for educational equity in LMI areas with CDFI and bank support for economic inclusion,(Conference Room B)

C. Fostering statewide initiatives for digital and economic inclusion. . (Conference Room C)

D. Building capacity for tech and librarian support for LMI learners.  (State Dining Room, 1st Floor)

E. Improving collaboration among resource providers – developing strategies for bundling broadband, digital content, tech and librarian support, refurbished and new devices, and skills training for living wage careers. (Chanin Auditorium, Side B)

F. Developing educational system/bank partnerships for digital equity and economic inclusion   (Chanin Auditorium, Side A)

11:15 – 12:15 p.m. Working Group Report Outs and Discussion: Putting It All Together (Chanin Auditorium)

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.   Lunch

Presentation on “The Economic Benefits of Keeping the ‘E’ in EBS”  (slide show here) (Chanin Auditorium) In partnership with the SHLB Coalition, Dr. Raul Katz released the results of a study demonstrating the economic benefits of awarding wireless EBS licenses to Tribal Nations and schools.  Discussants: Melissa Greene, director of strategic partnerships, State Education Technology Directors Association; and Ellen Satherwaite, policy fellow, American Library Association.  Depending on how the FCC rules on licensing this summer, EBS could address the “Homework Gap” by allowing schools to provide low-cost wireless broadband service to students in rural markets across the country.

This luncheon presentation and press conference was open to the public and the press at no charge.

(1:30 – 2:30 p.m.      For NCDE Advisory Board to further map next steps)

 

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