This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
Public school parents, educators, students, and community activists from around the country will gather in Philadelphia this summer for four days of networking, skills-sharing, and strategy development at the national conference of the National Coalition of Education Activists (NCEA), titled "’With All Deliberate Speed?’ Social Justice and the Future of Public Education."
NCEA, a multiracial membership organization of parents, teachers, child advocates, and union and community activists working to improve public education, has its national headquarters in Philadelphia.
Conference workshops will focus on the past 50 years of public education activism on issues of equity and social justice, considering the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education and developing strategies for achieving excellence and equity for all of today’s students.
The conference runs from July 29 to August 1 at the University of PA. Local attendees can register for the entire conference or a single day.