The WNET Group Hosts Experts in Education and Innovation to Explore the Role of Media and Technology in the Future of Education

Virtual event on April 28, 2022, brings together parents, teachers and administrators for an in-depth discussion about the digital divide and the innovations that could transform education

New York (April 26, 2022) — The WNET Group, home to New York’s PBS stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21, operator of New Jersey’s statewide public television network NJ PBS, and Long Island’s only NPR station WLIW-FM, is hosting “The Role of Media And Technology In The Future Of Education,” a virtual panel discussion on Thursday, April 28, 2022, examining the growing digital divide, how parents, teachers and students have adapted, and the impact recent innovations will have on the future of education. 

Featuring leading experts in their fields, the conversation will take place from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Panelists will discuss how teachers, parents, and students have adapted to effectively teach and learn in the face of the growing digital divide. They will also shed light on resources, innovations, and solutions that have emerged and could help strengthen and transform the education systems going forward.

To register, visit Attendees can join online or dial in by phone.

Moderated by award-winning journalist Hari Sreenivasan, Co-Host, Amanpour and Company and Host, Take on Fake, panelists include:

  • Jean-Claude Brizard, President and CEO of Digital Promise
  • Dr. Angela Haydel DeBarger, Program Officer, Education, of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Michael Preston, Ph.D. Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center
  • Ron C. Smith, Senior Director of Education Initiatives Salesforce
  • LaVerne Evans Srinivasan, Vice President, National Program, and Program Director, Education, of the Carnegie Corporation of New York

The event is free and open to the public. For questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


About The WNET Group 

The WNET Group creates inspiring media content and meaningful experiences for diverse audiences nationwide. It is the community-supported home of New York’s THIRTEEN – America’s flagship PBS station – WLIW21, THIRTEEN PBSKids, WLIW World and Create; NJ PBS, New Jersey’s statewide public television network; Long Island’s only NPR station WLIW-FM; ALL ARTS, the arts and culture media provider; and newsroom NJ Spotlight News. Through these channels and streaming platforms, The WNET Group brings arts, culture, education, news, documentary, entertainment and DIY programming to more than five million viewers each month. The WNET Group’s award-winning productions include signature PBS series Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend and Amanpour and Company and trusted local news programs MetroFocus and NJ Spotlight News with Briana Vannozzi. Inspiring curiosity and nurturing dreams, The WNET Group’s award-winning Kids’ Media and Education team produces the PBS KIDS series Cyberchase, interactive Mission US history games, and resources for families, teachers and caregivers. A leading nonprofit public media producer for nearly 60 years, The WNET Group presents and distributes content that fosters lifelong learning, including multiplatform initiatives addressing poverty, jobs, economic opportunity, social justice, understanding and the environment. Through Passport, station members can stream new and archival programming anytime, anywhere. The WNET Group represents the best in public media. Join us.