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See What You Missed at SXSW EDU 2019

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If you couldn’t make it to Austin, Texas, last week for SXSW EDU (March 4–7, 2019), we’ve got you covered. We caught up with featured speakers and panelists to talk about the highlights of their sessions, including equity in education, what it means to be a teacher in America today, and the future of the K–12 education industry.

Disrupting Inequality: Innovation for Equity

How do we tackle equity in education from a fresh perspective? HMH’s Matthew Mugo Fields is joined by Benita Flucker, SVP of Shared Services at HMH, and Curtis Valentine, Deputy Director of Reinventing America’s Schools, Progressive Policy Institute, to cover how Innovation for Equity looks to other industries to help solve big challenges in education.

Teachers in America: Voices from the Field

Before HMH’s Chief Learning Officer, Rose Else-Mitchell, moderated a panel with three teachers, she was joined by 6th grade ELA teacher Rachel Swartz for an honest chat about what it means to be a teacher in America today and the common misconceptions of the job. (P.S. Stay tuned for more Teachers in America interviews between Rose and educators as we launch our podcast in April!)

Featured Session: The Future of the K-12 Education Industry

HMH’s CEO Jack Lynch had an insightful conversation with EdWeek Market Brief’s Sean Cavanagh about the big issues shaping K–12 education, including AI and how technology can give teachers time back in the classroom.


Visit the SXSW EDU website for more information and dates for 2020. See our favorite moments from this year’s conference.

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