How Philanthropy Can Support Innovation, Equity and the Future of Education in the COVID Era

Program Dates 
July 2, 2020, 1:00 p.m. ET

Join the Greater LA Education Foundation and Grantmakers for Education for a discussion on how philanthropy can support innovations such as blended learning models, alternative methods of assessment, and tele-health supports. The discussion will also touch on equity concerns related to assessing learning loss, accelerating learning and access to high-quality online learning. Register here.



  • John Garcia, Ed.L.D, President, Greater LA Education Foundation - Moderator
  • Celine Coggins, Ph.D., Executive Director, Grantmakers for Education - Moderator
  • James Honan, Ed.D., Faculty, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Robyn Anders, Ed.D., Coordinator, Instructional Technology, Burbank USD
  • Debbie McHorney, Teacher on Special Assignment, Instructional Technology, Burbank USD
  • Justin Barra, MPP, Director, Education Policy, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Miho Kubagawa, Ed.L.D., Partner, NewSchools Venture Fund
  • Tyler Thigpen, Ed.L.D, Co-founder & Head of Institute for Self Directed Learning & The Forest School