SPECIAL RECEPTION ADDED HONORING THE LIFE & PUBLIC SERVICE OF SENATOR CLAIBORNE PELL
On the evening of January 27th, a special reception will be held at the Summit to remember the contributions of Senator Claiborne Pell. Please plan on attending this special event.
The Educational Policy Institute, in partnership with The Council of State Governments, Lumina Foundation for Education, and the University of Maryland College of Education, Chartwell Education Group, and The George Washington University Graduate School of Education & Human Development, The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, USA Funds, and the National Education Association, is sponsoring a two-day policy summit to discuss important themes in education for the new Obama Administration.
The goal of the Summit is to provide policymakers, elected members, their staff, and other education stakeholders with an orientation to significant educational issues facing the US education system. The summit will introduce these policy topics through moderated discussions provided by experts in education policy and practice with regard to the platforms set out by the Obama Administration during the election campaign and prior to Inauguration Day.
The summit will allow policy stakeholders to take part in a dialogue about key issues that will be superimposed over other pressing national and international issues. Leading national scholars, policy analysts, and administrators currently engaged in these issues will participate. Following the summit, a monograph documenting the discussion will provide a summary of the event will be published, providing a resource for use by Capitol staffers and policymakers across the country.
BACKGROUND. The newly elected administration enters office in January 2009 at a tumultuous time for our nation. The economy and the ongoing American presence in Afghanistan and Iraq are certainly two major issues that will dominate discussions in Washington in the near future. Yet it is very important not to lose sight of the pressing educational opportunity issues that confront students and their families:
The Educational Policy Institute (EPI), with its mission to study issues related to the expansion of quality educational opportunities, is committed to raising awareness of these issues in the new administration in an objective, nonpartisan manner.
AGENDA (Being Updated Daily)
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
|4:00pm||Opening Remarks and Panel|
PANEL 1. NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND: NEXT STEPS
Dan Domenech, President, American Association for School Administrators
Gary Huggins, Director, Commission on No Child Left Behind
Joel Packer, Director of Education Policy and Practice, National Education Association
Eric Smith, Commissioner of Education, Florida Department of Education
Linda Valli, Jeffrey and David Mullan Professor of Teacher Education - Professional Development, University of Maryland, College Park
MODERATOR: Henry Fernandez, Vice President for Government Relations & Outreach, USA Funds
SPECIAL COMMENTARY: Former Secretary of Education Rod Paige
SPECIAL RECEPTION IN HONOR OF SENATOR CLAIBORNE PELL
Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming)
Representative Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio)
|DAY TWO||Wednesday, January 28, 2009|
Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommon Professor of Education, Stanford University, and education advisor to President-Elect Barack Obama.
PANEL 2. EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Christy Tirrell-Corbin, Director of Early Childhood Education, Department of Human Development, University of Maryland.
Libby Doggett, Executive Director, PreK Now
Kathy Glazer, Director, Office of Early Childhood Development, Virginia Department of Education
Laura Westberg, Director, Research/Special Projects, National Center for Family Literacy
MODERATOR: David Lopez, Senior Research Scientist, Educational Policy Institute
PANEL 3. TEACHER PREPARATION, INDUCTION, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Joseph A. Aguerrebere, President, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
Jim Cibulka, President, National Council for Accreditation and Teacher Education (NCATE)
Mary Hatwood Futrell, Dean, Graduation School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University
David Imig, Professor of the Practice in the College of Education, University of. Maryland, College Park, and former President AACTE
Sharon Robinson, President and CEO, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
MODERATOR: Patrick Shields, Director of the Center for Education Policy and Program Manager, SRI International
Pat Callan, President, National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
PANEL 4. COLLEGE ACCESS AND SUCCESS
Jim Applegate, Senior Vice President, Lumina Foundation for Education
Margarita Benitez, Director of Higher Education, The Education Trust
Christina Milano, Executive Director, Cleveland Scholarship Program
Susan Sclafani, Senior Advisor, Chartwell Education Group, former Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education
MODERATOR: Chris Rasmussen, Vice President for Research and Policy Analysis, Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC)
PANEL 5. COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY AND STUDENT AID
Andrew Flagel, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Development and Dean of Admissions, George Mason University
Bill Hansen, Senior Managing Director, Chartwell Education Group, former Deputy Secretary, US Department of Education
Art Hauptman, consultant
Jane Wellman, Executive Director, Delta Project on Postsecondary Education Costs, Productivity, and Accountability
MODERATOR: Alex Usher, Vice President, Educational Policy Institute
CLOSING REMARKS - A BRIEF LOOK INTO THE FUTURE
Watson Scott Swail, President & CEO, Educational Policy Institute
SUMMIT VENUE. Due to the high registration, we have moved this event to the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, located at 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW.
REGISTRATION. Registration for the two-day event is $195 per person. Full-time students may register for $95. Please CLICK HERE to register.
HOTELS. There are several hotels near or on Capitol Hill. Please note that hotels in the District of Columbia are very expensive. Please check with your travel agent or your favorite web-based travel site for hotels that fit your budget and preferences. We have listed six potential choices below:
Hyatt Regency Washington Capitol Hill
Hyatt Regency, On Capitol Hill
Holiday Inn, On the Hill
Washington Court Hotel
Phoenix Park Hotel
ABOUT THE EDUCATIONAL POLICY INSTITUTE. Founded in 2002, the Educational Policy Institute (EPI) is an international, non-profit research organization, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with offices in Toronto, Canada, and Melbourne, Australia. EPI's mission is to provide high-level research and analysis to support policymakers and practitioners and expand educational opportunity to all students. EPI provides a broad array of services to policymakers, organizations, and other stakeholders in the educational and public policy arena. Past clients include Lumina Foundation for Education, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Council on Disability, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), among others. For more information about EPI, visit our website at www.educationalpolicy.org.