I pray you and your family are healthy?
As I write this, COVID-19 has claimed over 54,000 lives in our nation. Below, is a snapshot of how this pandemic is impacting cybersecurity and STEM education:
Public School Closures: 41 states, 3 U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia (school building closures for rest of academic year),
Public and Private school students facing distance learning or cancelled classes: 55.1 million
Cybersecurity attacks during COVID: Huge spike, 500% increase on attacks of World Health Organization, hospitals, even COVID relief payments to small businesses.
To help you and the students in this new environment, we invite you to join a national conversation with parents, educators, and government leaders. Together, we can reclaim our children and their education so we all survive and even thrive during this crisis. Find more details below.
What: STEM4US! National Conversation with Parents, Educators, Gov. Leaders
When: Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM EST (4:00 PM Pacific)
– Welcome & Review of STEM4US! Work Before/During COVID-19
– Speaker Presentations
Sherry Tucker – Alabama Teacher Association President
Elizabeth Davis – DC Teachers Union President
Judge Arthur Burnett – National Leader on Ending Preschool to Prison Pipeline
Sanford Williams – Manassas Public Schools Board Chairman
Councilman Trayon White, Chairman, DC Council Committee on Recreation, Youth (Invited)
Dr. Christine Barrow – Dean of STEM, Prince George’s Community College (invited)
– Audience Q&A
As we face this pandemic, STEM4US! is committed to stand by you to assist you, our students, and schools to survive and even thrive during this crisis. Help us, to help you by becoming one of our partners today.
Talib I. Karim, STEM4US! CEO