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2007 Alumni Seminar & Reception

June 18, 2007
12:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Lincoln Room, Kellogg Center, MSU


11:30 a.m. Registration
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m.

Welcome & Introductions

Dan Schultz, Co-Coordinator, Michigan EPFP

Sharif Shakrani, Co-Director, The Education Policy Center at MSU

1:15 p.m.

Discussion of the Applications & Implications of the 2006-20016

Map of Future Forces Affecting Education
Nancy Taylor, Senior Policy Officer, KnowledgeWorks Foundation

2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m.

Remarks on the Publication of “A Primer on Public Policy”

David C. Hollister, President & CEO, Prima Civitas Foundation

3:30 p.m.

Update on IEL and National EPFP Plans for the Future

Douglas Brattebo, National Director, EPFP, Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC

Presentation of the EPFP Distinguished Service Award to Argelio Ben Perez

4:00 p.m. Overview of the October 2007 EPFP MSU Study Tour to China
4:30 p.m. Alumni Reception (Cash Bar)
6:00 p.m. Adjourn

Seminar Agenda Highlights

This year's EPFP Seminar keynote speaker will be Nancy Taylor, Senior Policy Officer with the KnowledgeWorks Foundation.  The KnowledgeWorks Foundation and the Institute for the Future have developed an innovative “2006-2016 Map of Future Forces Affecting Education” that is being used as a strategic planning tool by educators and policy makers across the U.S.  Nancy Taylor will help us help understand the complexity of the Map and facilitate a discussion on how it can be applied to the work of K-12 school districts, colleges and universities, state government agencies and nonprofit organizations.  All Alumni Seminar attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the “2006-2016 Map of Future Forces Affecting Education.” 

In June 2007 the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) will be publishing “A Primer on Public Policy” authored by former Mayor of Lansing and former State Representative David C. Hollister. The "Primer" will compile his keen insights into the policy making process and his recipe for social change. Now serving as President and CEO of the Prima Civitas Foundation, David Hollister has been a key policy expert and resource for the Michigan EPFP over the past 25 years.  His message continues to influence and impact the thinking of each EPFP class.  David Hollister will join us to discuss this important milestone and all Alumni Seminar attendees will receive a complimentary copy of “A Primer on Public Policy.”

Dr. Douglas Brattebo, the new National Director of the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) will provide a briefing on new IEL initiatives and an update on the growth and expansion of the EPFP into several new states.  Doug joined the IEL in September 2005 and this will be his first "official visit" to Michigan.  Prior to joining IEL, Doug served as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, from August 1999-August 2005, where he taught Honors Introduction to American Government, The American Presidency and the Executive Branch, and a Seminar on the Democratic Peace.

In April 2007 IEL announced that the EPFP and IEL will co-sponsor with Michigan State University’s College of Education and The U.S. China Center for Research on Educational Excellence an International Study Tour to China from October 18-28, 2007. This Study Tour is open to past and present EPFP members and friends of the EPFP and IEL.  Participants on the Study tour will visit Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai.  Additional information on special briefings with Chinese education officials, school tours and cultural visits will be provided. Registration materials and information regarding the Study Tour itinerary will be available and discussed at the Alumni Seminar.

In 2006, the Michigan EPFP became formally affiliated with The Education Policy Center at MSU. The Education Policy Center is a university-wide policy center that advances the research and education goals of MSU through its work with multiple programs and colleges across the university. The affiliation between the Michigan EPFP and the EPC at MSU provides a stronger intellectual base for the Michigan EPFP and a framework for exploring policy issues in greater depth.  This new partnership relationship will be highlighted.

The 2007 Michigan EPFP Alumni Seminar and Reception is co-sponsored with The Education Policy Seminar at MSU and the MSU College of Education’s Office of K-12 Outreach.


KnowledgeFoundation Map of the Future PowerPoint



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Reflecting on the Process of Education Reform

May 7, 2007
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU


During this seminar the Fellows will look back at Michigan's High School Reform initiative a year after its formal adoption, and reflect on the process and the impact of these key Michigan Department of Education (MDE), State Board of Education and legislative policy actions.  The participants will examine the process of policy development, policy adoption and policy implementation and the steps that led to the adoption and roll out of the Michigan Merit Curriculum.  This will serve as the backdrop for a discussion of the policy implications of the recommendations being developed by the MDE's current Teacher Preparation Policy Study Group.  The goal for the day will be to achieve a better understanding of the connections and relationships between these two significant policy reform initiatives.

Resource Persons:

Yvonne Caamal Canul  (EPFP 1990-91)
Office of School Improvement
Michigan Department of Education
Canuly [at] michigan.gov

David M. Osta  (EPFP 2006-07)
Education Consultant/Research Associate
Michigan Department of Education
OstaD [at] michigan.gov

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Washington Policy Seminar

April 18-21, 2007



12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Betty Hale and Doug Brattebo, IEL

1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Marty Wiseman
Director, Stennis Institute of Government
Jeff Markham
Research Analyst, Stennis Institute of Government
Molly Clark
Itawamba Community College

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

4:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Roy Barnes, Former Governor of Georgia, Chair of IEL Board, Co-Chairman of Commission on NCLB
Michael Petrilli, Vice President for National Programs & Policy, Thomas B. Fordham Foundation
Cindy Brown, Director of Education Policy, Center for American Progress

6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

9:15 p.m.
Post-Hunt Celebration
Hospitality Suite

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Judy Schneider
Senior Analyst, Congressional Research Service

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Charles Cook
Publisher, The Cook Political Report*

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
A satirical political review

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Stan Collender
Managing Director, Washington DC Office, Qorvis Communications

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Frederick Hess
Director, Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

12:30p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Marc Tucker
President, National Center on
Education and the Economy

3:15 p.m. on


7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Clifford Janey
Superintendent, DC Public Schools

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Bud Hodgkinson
Director, Center for Demographic Policy, IEL

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Betty Hale and Doug Brattebo, IEL

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

* - invited
** - see next page for the list of panelists

Washington Policy Seminar
Concurrent Sessions
Friday, April 20
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM

A. Getting a Head Start: Early Childhood Education
Danielle Gonzales, Deputy State Program Director, Pre-K Now
Joan Lombardi, President, The Children’s Project*
Maurice Sykes, Executive Director, Early Childhood Leadership Institute, University of the District Columbia

B. Minding the Gap: Defining Achievement
Linda Bacon, Human and Civil Rights Department, National Education Association
Stephanie Robinson, Principal Partner, Education Trust*
Robert Smith, Superintendent, Arlington County Public Schools

C. Accountability: Higher Standards for Higher Education
Leonard Haynes, Director, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education
Patricia McAllister, Director of Federal Relations and Public Affairs, Council of Graduate Schools
Michael Usdan, Senior Fellow, IEL

D. Shaping the Debate: The Media and Education Policy
Ann Bradley, Associate Managing Editor, Education Week
Noel Epstein, Former Education Editor of the Washington Post
Denise Slaughter, Director of Communications, IEL

E. Community and School Partnerships: Policy and Practice
Amy Berg, Research Director, Coalition of Community Schools, IEL
Sheri Deboe Johnson, Programs Director, National PTA
Bela Shah, Senior Program Associate, Institute for Youth, Education and Families, National League of Cities

F. Federal Education Policy: The Intersection of IDEA and NCLB
Katy Neas, Director of Congressional Affairs, Easter Seals
Nancy Reder, Deputy Executive Director, National Association of State Directors of Special Education
Beth Foley, Policy Specialist, National Education Association

G. Secondary School Reform: A Primary Concern
Bethany Little, Vice President for Policy and Federal Advocacy, Alliance for Excellent Education
Daniel Gohl, Principal, McKinley Technology High School, District of Columbia Public Schools
Angela Hernandez-Marshall, Project Director, Council of Chief State School Officers

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20001
202-582-1234 or 1-800-233-1234
Reservations must be made by March 16, 2007.
The room rate for singles and doubles is $249.00.

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Michigan Policy Seminar

State Capitol
Room 405
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.



9:00 – 9:05 AM Welcome and Overview
Michigan EPFP Coordinators
9:05 – 10:00 AM How the Budget Impacts Policy Priorities and Goals
Robbie Jameson
Director, Office of Education and Infrastructure
Office of the State Budget
Department of Management and Budget
10:00 – 11:00 AM

The Governor’s Policy Initiatives
Chuck Wilbur
Senior Advisor for Education and Communication
Office of Governor Jennifer M. Granholm

11:00 – 11:30 AM The Honorable Wayne Kuipers
Michigan State Senator
Chair of the Senate Education Committee
11:30 – 11:45 Break
11:45 -12:15 PM

The Honorable John Moolenaar
Michigan State Representative
Minority Chair of the House Education Committee

12:15 – 12:30 The Honorable John Gleason
Michigan State Senator
Minority Member of the Senate Education Committee
12:30 – 1:15 PM The Honorable Tim Melton
Michigan State Representative
Chair of the House Education Committee
1:15 – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 – 2:45 PM The Honorable Irma Clark-Coleman
Michigan State Senator
Minority Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee
2:45 – 3:30 PM

Kathryn Summers-Coty
Chief Analyst
Senate Fiscal Agency

3:30 - 4:00 PM Forum Wrap-up & Adjourn


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Education in the Age of Globalization

March 12, 2007
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kellogg Center, MSU


Resource Person: Yong Zhao

Yong Zhao, Ph.D.
University Distinguished Professor
Educational Psychology and Educational Technology
Director, Center for Teaching and Technology
Director, US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence
College of Education
Michigan State University
115D Erickson Hall
East Lansing , MI 48824
Phone: 517-353-4325
Web: http://zhao.educ.msu.edu
Dr. Yong Zhao

Yong Zhao is a University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University, where he also serves as the founding director of the Center for Teaching and Technology as well as the US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence. He holds a BA from Sichuan International Studies University, an A.M and Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He joined the faculty at Michigan State University in 1996 after working at Willamette University, Hamilton College, and Colgate University as a specialist in technology and language education. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Education. Zhao ’s research interests include diffusion of innovations, teacher adoption of technology, computer-assisted language learning, globalization and education, and international and comparative education. Zhao has published extensively in these areas. His articles have appeared in American Educational Research Journal, Teachers College Record and other international scholarly journals. He has published seven books in China and the US. He has developed and managed numerous network-based learning environments and educational web sites. He received the 2003 Raymond B. Catell Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association for his significant contribution to research in education. Zhao has extensive international experiences. He has consulted with government and educational agencies and spoken on educational issues in many countries including Chile, China, England, Ireland, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. He is currently leading the Education Research Group of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) education network (EDNET). His current work focuses on the impact of globalization on education and the integration of Eastern and Western educational practices. Dr. Zhao serves on editorial boards for numerous scholarly journals, including Educational Researcher, theInternational Journal of Educational Technology, and the Journal of Language Learning and Technology.

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Fiscal Accountability and School Consolidation

February 26, 2007
12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. 
Kellogg Center, MSU

"It is widely accepted that education is the key to economic prosperity" (MSBO, 1/31/07)  yet Michigan's school districts are facing the prospect of significant budget reductions and new demands for fiscal accountability.  As both public and private sector organizations struggle to maintain programs and services in these challenging economic times, state expenditures for K-12 education once again seem to be at the center of the policy debate.  Various proposals are currently being advanced to restructure school districts in an attempt to reduce overall operating expenditures. This session will explore several issues involving fiscal accountability and proposals to restructure the state's educational delivery system. We will explore as many aspects of "consolidation" as possible, including program and school district consolidation.


Resource Person:

[] Thomas White  (EPFP 1989-90)
Executive Director
Michigan School Business Officials
1001 Centennial Way, Suite 200
Lansing, MI 48917
twhite [at] msbo.org

Tom White is the Executive Director of the Michigan School Business Officials (MSBO). MSBO is a professional organization for school managers who work in the non-curricular aspects of a school district, primarily in the areas of finance, accounting, payroll, purchasing, facilities, technology, transportation and food services. Before coming to MSBO Tom worked for 9 years as the Director of Government Relations for the Michigan Association of School Boards. Prior to that he spent 9 years as a labor negotiator, negotiating more than 100 contracts with school employee groups over his career. He has also taught at a community college and worked in the field of medical economics. Tom is currently on several boards: he is vice-president of the Clinton County Regional Education Services Agency and president of the Michigan Institute for Educational Management Board of Directors. He is also a member of the following: the Michigan Liquid Asset Fund (an investment pool in excess of $1 billion), the School Employers Trust Property Casualty Fund, the Education Alliance of Michigan, and the Michigan Schools Energy Cooperative.  Tom has a M.A. degree from Michigan State University in Labor and Industrial Relations and a B.A. degree in social science. He completed two years of post graduate work in business at the University of Oregon.

"Technology Innovation & Economies of Scale."


Jamey Fitzpatrick (EPFP 1990-91)
President & CEO
Michigan Virtual University
3101 Technology Blvd., Suite G
Lansing, MI 48910
jfitz [at] mivu.org

Jamey Fitzpatrick has served as a catalyst for change and a champion of innovation in public education.  As both an education and technology policy advocate, Mr. Fitzpatrick provides executive leadership for Michigan Virtual University, a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.  Since joining MVU in 1998, Jamey has led two major statewide initiatives.
He led the initial design and development of the Michigan Virtual High School (MVHS) project, one of the largest virtual high schools in the United States.  Since 2000, over 26,000 students have enrolled in online high school courses through MVHS.  Another 150,000 students have taken advantage of one or more of the MVHS online test preparation tools. He has also planned, organized and led the implementation of the largest teacher-based deployment of technology in the U.S. known as the Teacher Technology Initiative (TTI), this $106 million program equipped nearly 90,000 Michigan K-12 educators with a personal computer, software, remote Internet access and Web-based professional development.  Jamey served as the Director of Educational Technology for the Michigan Department of Education, where he was the lead architect of the state’s 1998 technology plan.  Jamey also worked for Saginaw Intermediate School District as a REMC Director and in the private sector for Pitney Bowes Corporation.  Mr. Fitzpatrick serves on the Board of Trustees for Olivet College in Olivet, Michigan, and as Vice President of the Michigan 4-H Foundation Board.  In addition, in 2006, Jamey received the International Society for Technology in Education “Making It Happen” Award which recognizes leaders at the national level for their commitment to educational technology innovation.


Eric A. Scorsone, Ph.D.
Extension Specialist
State and Local Government Program
Department of Agricultural Economics
213-D Agriculture Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
(517) 353-9460
scorsone [at] msu.edu

Dr. Eric Scorsone is an Extension Specialist and faculty member for State & Local Government located in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Michigan State University.  Prior to coming to Michigan, Dr. Scorsone served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Director of Kentucky Rural Health Works at the University of Kentucky, Economist for the Colorado Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budget and as Senior Economist for the City of Aurora, Colorado.  He received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Colorado State University in Local Public Finance and an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University.  For his undergraduate training, he received a B.B.A. from Loyola University of Chicago.  Dr. Scorsone’s extension and outreach education work focuses on assisting communities in the areas of state and local public finance, local government service delivery, intergovernmental agreements and strategic planning.  Dr. Scorsone provides formal training to county, city and township officials in the areas of intergovernmental cooperation, public finance & budgeting and general government.  Dr. Scorsone has also worked on international development projects in Macedonia, Indonesia and Thailand.

Resource Materials:

January 31, 2007, MSBO recent survey reveals one of five districts could be in deficit if Legislature implements proration

"A Macro View: Home Rule, State Affairs and School Consolidation" PowerPoint presentation by Eric A. Scorsone, Ph.D.

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School Funding & Michigan's Fiscal Deficit

February 5, 2007
12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. 
Kellogg Center, MSU

During this seminar we will review the structure of the Michigan tax system, examine some of the reasons behind the state's current fiscal deficit, and explore the major challenges facing state leaders, especially the funding of public schools.  Over the next several months Michigan's elected leaders must replace the Single Business Tax that expires on December 31, 2007.  Replacement tax proposals are being advocated by various public and private sector groups and the debate over which formula will stimulate business and economic growth in Michigan has begun.  This seminar will provide a context for the Fellows to consider the components of these tax proposals and their potential impact on school funding in Michigan.


Resource Person:

David Arsen, Ph.D.
Professor of Educational Administration
College of Education
408 Erickson Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 432-2276
arsen [at] msu.edu

Dr. David Arsen is a professor of Educational Administration in the College of Education at Michigan State University (MSU). A Michigan native, he received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan, and went on to earn his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Throughout his career, Dr. Arsen has devoted his teaching and research to applied public policy analysis, with specialization in public finance and state and local economic development.  He taught at Barnard College, Columbia University before returning to Michigan to take a position in MSU's James Madison College where he led the development of the Political Economy Program.  Dr. Arsen joined MSU's College of Education in 2001 where his current research focuses on educational finance, school choice and education policy.


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The Reauthorization of the NCLB Legislation

January 22, 2007
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

In a previous EPFP seminar the Fellows began discussing the proposed reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation and the policy implications of this highly anticipated national education reform initiative.  This seminar will examine the impact of the current NCLB Act from multiple perspectives and explore how existing problems and concerns may be addressed through the policy making process. Reauthorization of the NCLB legislation is anticipated in 2007.


Part A:  The Tortured Path of Data Through Policy and Politics

Resource Person:


Part B:  Strategies for Informing Policy Makers

Resource Person:


Resource Materials:

"Ten Big Effects of the No Child Left Behind Act on Public Schools" by Jack Jennings and Diane Stark Rentner, Phi Delta Kappan, October 2006.

"NCLB and the Competitiveness Agenda: Happy Collaboration or a Collision Course?"  by Frederick M. Hess and Andrew J. Rotherman, Phi Delta Kappan, January 2007.

"The Tortured Path of Data Through Policy and Politics" PowerPoint presentation by Magaret Ropp, Ph.D.

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The Power of Polling

January 08, 2007
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

This session will examine how public policy is shaped by opinion polling, how organizations sample public opinion, and how business and political leaders use this information in the policy debate. Part of the discussion will focus on exit polling and explore how elections can be "called" prior to the polls closing.


Mr. Ed Sarpolus
Vice President
4710 W. Saginaw
Lansing, MI
(517) 886-0860

Ed Sarpolus has played a major role in making EPIC/MRA the most quoted source of survey research in Michigan, as well as a regularly quoted source by national media outlets and publications, particularly on issues of international trade. Major clients include the Detroit Free Press with more than 600,000 daily readers, the Lansing State Journal, Oakland Press, the Flint Journal, as well as most television news outlets in Michigan, including WXYZ- ABC TV-7 in Detroit, ABC TV-12 in Flint, WOOD TV-8 in Grand Rapids, TV-5 in Saginaw, WLNS TV-6 in Lansing and WILX TV-10, also in Lansing. Election day exit polling conducted by EPIC/MRA is not only covered by print media clients, but television coverage of election day survey results covers more than three quarters of Michigan's viewing audience.

Other EPIC/MRA research on major topics of public interest, as well as election polling results, are regularly covered not only by Michigan media outlets, but also by national outlets. Sarpolus has appeared as a commentator on PBS, CNN World News, Inside Politics-CNN, MSNBC, Nightline, ABC and NBC News. Sarpolus has also been regularly interviewed by Michigan radio stations and NPR, quoted in most major national publications including Time, U.S. News and World Report, Business Week, the Washington Post, New York Times, Boston Globe and the National Journal. EPIC/MRA research results and commentary by Sarpolus has also been a regular contributor to the Polling Report, The Hotline, and Congress Daily. Finally, because of his extensive experience on trade issues, Sarpolus has been a featured speaker for groups such as the Council on Foreign Relations and Consumers for World Trade.


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