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Education Policy Fellowship Program

Washington Policy Seminar

April 5-8, 2006

 

AGENDA AT-A-GLANCE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 THURSDAY, APRIL 6 FRIDAY, APRIL 7 SATURDAY, APRIL 8

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
WELCOME & ORIENTATION
Betty Hale and Doug Brattebo, IEL

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
“THE EFFECTS OF GLOBALIZATION ON THE MAKING OF U.S. EDUCATION POLICY”
Roy Barnes, Chairman, The Barnes Law Group, LLC & Former Governor of Georgia

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
COFFEE BREAK

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
“CONGRESSIONAL INSIGHT: PART I”
Marty Wiseman
Director, Stennis Institute of Government
Jeff Markham
Research Analyst, Stennis Insitute of Government
Molly Clark
Stennis Institute of Government*

4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
BREAK

4:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
“CONGRESSIONAL INSIGHT: PART II”
Marty Wiseman
Jeff Markham
Molly Clark

 

6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
FREE TIME AND DINNER ON YOUR OWN

7:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
OPTIONAL DC HOSTED SCAVENGER HUNT

9:00 p.m.
Post-Hunt Celebration
Hospitality Suite

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

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
WASHINGTON FROM THE INSIDE OUT”
Norm Ornstein
Senior Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
BREAK

9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
“POLICY, POLITICS, AND PROCEDURES INSIDE THE U.S. CONGRESS”
Judy Schneider
Senior Analyst, Congressional Research Service

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
STATE SITE HILL DAY, DC OFFICE VISITS & SITE DINNERS

 

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
DESSERT & COFFEE RECEPTION

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

 

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

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
“NIGHTLY BUDGET REPORT”
Stan Collender
Managing Director, Washington Financial Dynamics

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
BREAK

9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
“HS REFORM”
Gregg Betheil
Senior Vice President , National Academy Foundation
Robert Rivera
Founder and CEO, Project GRAD
Constancia Warren
Senior Program Officer, Carnegie Corporation of New York*
Moderator: Angela Hernandez-Marshall
Senior Associate, CCSSO

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
BREAK

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
CONCURRENT SESSIONS**

12:30p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
LUNCH

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Break

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
“IMPLEMENTING PUBLIC POLICY: NCLB”**
David Shreve, National Conference of State Legislatures
Wendy D. Puriefoy, President, Public Education Network
Alex Nock, Director of Commission on No Child Left Behind, Aspen Institute
www.nclbcommission.org
Moderator: Terri Schwartzbeck, Policy Analyst, American Association of School Administrators
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
COFFEE BREAK

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
OPEN SPACE Networking

4:30 p.m. on
FREE TIME

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

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
“WHY MAKING EDUCATION POLICY IS SO COMPLEX IN WASHINGTON, DC”
Jacquelyn Davis
DC Director, New Leaders for New Schools*
Deborah Gist
Director, DC State Education Office*
Victor Reinoso
Member, DC Board of Education*
Michelle White
Chief  of  Strategic Planning and Policy, DCPS *

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
BREAK

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
“DEMOGRAPHIC REALITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES”
Bud Hodgkinson
Director, Center for Demographic Policy, IEL

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
FELLOWS’ SYNTHESIS & WRAP-UP
Betty Hale and Doug Brattebo, IEL

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
SITE WPS DEBRIEFING

* - invited
**- see below for the list of panelists

** Concurrent Sessions
Friday, April 7                                                                                                                                                   
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM

A. Getting a Head Start: Early Childhood Education
Libby Doggett, Executive Director, Pre-K Now http://www.preknow.org/documents/AnnualReport_Mar2006.pdf
Karabelle A. L. Pizzigati, Senior Associate, IEL
Maurice Sykes, Executive Director, Early Childhood Leadership Institute, University of the District Columbia

B. Minding the Gap: Defining Achievement
Denise Alston, Senior Program Specialist, National Education Association http://www.achievementgaps.org/index.php
Stephanie Robinson, Principal Partner, Ed Trust http://www2.edtrust.org/NR/rdonlyres/15B22876-20C8-47B8-9AF4-FAB148A225AC/0/PPSCreport.pdf
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 http://www.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/hiedfuture/factsheet.html

D. Shaping the Debate: The Media and Education Policy
Noel Epstein, Former Education Editor of the Washington Post http://www.ewa.org/library/2004/EWAStandards.pdf
Ann Bradley, Associate Managing Editor, Education Week
Denise Slaughter, Director of Communications, IEL

E. Communities and Schools
Marty Blank, Director, Coalition of Community Schools, IEL http://www.communityschools.org/CCSDocuments/ccsfiveconditions.html
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 http://www.nasdse.org/docs/IDEANCLBIntersections%20final%202004.pdf
Sallie Rhodes, Senior Program Associate, IEL

G. Cooperation and Competition: Educational Standards in the Global Marketplace
Iris Rotberg, Professor of Education Policy, George Washington University
Jim Williams, Professor of International Education and International Affairs, George Washington University
Carol Anne Spreen, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland at College Park

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