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Education Policy Fellowship Program

Washington Policy Seminar

April 18-21, 2007

 

AGENDA AT-A-GLANCE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 THURSDAY, APRIL 19 FRIDAY, APRIL 20 SATURDAY, APRIL 21

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

1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
“CONGRESSIONAL INSIGHT:  PART I”
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.
BREAK

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
“CONGRESSIONAL INSIGHT:  PART II”

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
COFFEE BREAK

4:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
NCLB KEYNOTE SESSION:  “BEYOND NCLB, WHAT WILL IT TAKE?”
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.
FREE TIME AND DINNER ON YOUR OWN

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

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

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
“POLICY, POLITICS, AND PROCEDURES INSIDE THE U.S. CONGRESS”
Judy Schneider
Senior Analyst, Congressional Research Service

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
THE POLITICAL LAND-SCAPE AND THE 2008 ELECTION”
Charles Cook
Publisher, The Cook Political Report*

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.
“THE MALTESE BUDGET”
Stan Collender
Managing Director, Washington DC Office, Qorvis Communications

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
BREAK

9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
“EDUCATION POLICY-MAKING INSIDE THE BELTWAY”
Frederick Hess
Director, Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute

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.
“GLOBALIZATION, ECONOMIC COMPETITIVE-NESS, AND EDUCATION REFORM”
Marc Tucker
President, National Center on
Education and the Economy

3:15 p.m. on
FREE TIME

 

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

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
“WHY MAKING EDUCATION POLICY IS SO COMPLEX IN WASHINGTON, DC”
Clifford Janey
Superintendent, DC Public Schools

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
BREAK

9:00 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 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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