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EPI NATIONAL CAPITOL SUMMIT

 

Education & The New Administration, January 27-28, 2009, Washington, DC

   

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)

DAY ONE

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

4:00pm Opening Remarks and Panel
 

INTRODUCTIONS

  • Watson Scott Swail, President & CEO, Educational Policy Institute
  • Pam Goins, Director of Education Policy, The Council of State Governments

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

 

6:00pm

SPECIAL RECEPTION IN HONOR OF SENATOR CLAIBORNE PELL

Confirmed guests:

Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming)

Representative Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio)

 

   
DAY TWO Wednesday, January 28, 2009
9:00am

 

Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommon Professor of Education, Stanford University, and education advisor to President-Elect Barack Obama.

 

9:30am

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

 

10:45am Break
11:00am

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

 

12:15pm

LUNCH SESSION

Pat Callan, President, National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education

1:30pm

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)

 

2:45pm Break
3:00pm

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

 

4:15pm

CLOSING REMARKS - A BRIEF LOOK INTO THE FUTURE

Watson Scott Swail, President & CEO, Educational Policy Institute

 

4:30pm Adjournment

 

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
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
 (202) 737-1234

Hotel George
15 E St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
202 347-4200

Hyatt Regency, On Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
202 737-1234

Holiday Inn, On the Hill
415 New Jersey Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
202 638-1616

Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Ave N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
202 628-2100

Phoenix Park Hotel
520 North Capitol St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
202-638-690

Hampton Inn
901 6th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001202-842-2500

 

THE NATIONAL CAPITOL SUMMIT ONEDUCATION AND THE NEW ADMINISTRATION

Sponsored By

Educational Policy Institute

The Council of State Governments

Lumina Foundation for Education

University of Maryland College of Education

Chartwell Education Group

The George Washington University Graduate School of Education & Human Development

The National Center for Public Policy & Higher Education

USA Funds

National Education Association

 

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.