Straight Talk Texas #10: A Conversation About Education With Dr. Goffney

Grab a front row seat for conversations by state and policy leaders on topics that matter both now and in the future.

Straight Talk Texas – A Conversation About Public Health
Date: May 11, 2020

Join us for a conversation about education with Dr. LaTonya Goffney, Superintendent of Aldine ISD’s 67,000 students and 9,000 employees in Houston. Dr. Goffney has piloted pre-K, dual-language immersion, and college readiness programs, and currently serves on The Greater Houston Partnership’s working group tasked with developing a plan to Reopen Houston Safely. Today, she talks with Texas 2036 President and CEO and former Secretary of Education, Margaret Spellings, about Aldine ISD’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and her work with teachers and leaders to reimagine how the district will prepare for the return of students to school.

What is Straight Talk Texas?

Today, it’s more important than ever for people across Texas to have access to discussions they can trust about challenges facing our state now and in the future. To be the best place to live and work, we need to listen, learn and be aware of what is on the minds of Texas leaders, policy experts, educators and health professionals.

If history is any guide, Texas can come back strong from the current challenges we face. It’s up to all of us to work together to make sure that happens. So, take 20 minutes and 36 seconds to listen in as state leaders talk about health care, education, workforce development and government performance. We hope these videos will provide a front-row seat to conversations that will illuminate and help shape the historic decisions currently facing our state.