Each year since 2004, Project Tomorrow has hosted a Congressional Briefing in Washington DC to share the national findings from our research. We bring the voices of K-12 students, parents, educators and community members to Capitol Hill to be sure our policymakers are hearing directly from those most impacted by national education policy. The event includes the release of our national Speak Up report.
But this year’s Congressional Briefing will be different! The COVID19 pandemic has provided us with the impetus to open up this event to be more inclusive. For the first time, our Speak Up Congressional Briefing will be an virtual event so all that anyone who cares about K-12 education can participate from all around the county and the world.
In addition to sharing the research findings, the highlight of every Speak Up Congressional Briefing is the panel of students who tell their own stories about the role of digital tools, content and resources within their learning lives. Those insights are more important this year than ever due to the sudden shift to digital learning in spring 2020. The 2020 virtual panel of students will include elementary, middle and high school students from cities and towns across America.
To learn more about our past Congressional Briefings and to watch video recordings of those events, check out our archives on the top left hand button on this page. Additionally, you can also access our preliminary reports, infographics and presentation findings on the 2020 national research here. We will be releasing a new national report as part of the Congressional Briefing. You can also sign up to receive our newsletter to get timely updates from Project Tomorrow as well about new reports and learning opportunities.