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Sunday, July 11, 2004

1:00 PM -- 8:00 PM
NCLC Board Meeting and Dinner - Invitation Only
Discovery and Columbia


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Monday, July 12, 2004

11:30 AM -- 5:00 PM
Education Leadership Colloquium Breakouts - Invitation Only
Challenger/Discovery/Columbia/Butler


11:30 AM -- 5:00 PM
Education Leadership Colloquium General Session and Lunch - Invitation Only
Florida I


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Tuesday, July 13, 2004

8:00 AM -- 4:00 PM
Education Leadership Colloquium General Session - Invitation Only (cont'd)
Florida I


8:00 AM -- 4:00 PM
Education Leadership Colloquium Breakouts - Invitation Only (cont'd)
Challenger/Discovery/Columbia/Butler


10:00 AM -- 5:30 PM
Registration Desk Open
Convention Lobby


10:00 AM -- 5:30 PM
Cyber Cafe Open
Florida III


11:00 AM -- 1:00 PM
Chiefs-Only Lunch Meeting - Invitation Only
Fairview


2:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Understanding Education Research
Florida III


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Putting a Face on No Child Left Behind
Plaza G


5:00 PM -- 9:00 PM
National Collaborative for Postsecondary Education Policy Advisory Council Meeting and Dinner - Invitation Only
Plaza C


8:00 PM -- 9:00 PM
ECS Executive Committee Meeting
Peabody Boardroom


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Wednesday, July 14, 2004

7:30 AM -- 5:30 PM
Registration Desk Open
Convention Lobby


7:30 AM -- 5:30 PM
Cyber Cafe Open
Florida III


7:30 AM -- 9:00 AM
Plenary Breakfast: The Progress of NCLB
Plaza D/E


8:30 AM -- 10:00 AM
Spouse/Guest Hospitality Suite
Columbia


9:00 AM -- 9:30 AM
Coffee Break
Convention Lobby


9:30 AM -- 11:30 AM
Using Data To Make Better Decisions
Florida III


9:30 AM -- 11:30 AM
State Strategies to Improve Higher Education: Developing a Public Agenda
Plaza B


9:30 AM -- 11:30 AM
High-quality Teachers: Is NCLB Getting Us There?
Plaza A


12:00 PM -- 1:45 PM
Plenary Lunch: 50 Years of Equity and Excellence: How Far Have We Come?
Plaza D/E


1:45 PM -- 2:00 PM
Coffee Break
Convention Lobby


2:00 PM -- 3:30 PM
Do Vouchers Fulfill the Democratic Purposes of Public Education?
Plaza F


2:00 PM -- 3:30 PM
Standards, Assessments and School Readiness: Who's Measuring? Who's Tested? And Who Cares?
Plaza B


2:00 PM -- 3:30 PM
Preparation, Price and Performance: Barriers to College Access and Success, and What State Policymakers Can Do About Them
Plaza C


2:00 PM -- 3:30 PM
Paying for Standards-based Reform: Assuring Results for Adequate Resources
Plaza G


2:00 PM -- 3:30 PM
What's New and Promising in Teacher Preparation?
Plaza A


2:00 PM -- 3:30 PM
The State Role in Creating the Next Generation of Citizens
Plaza H


3:30 PM -- 4:00 PM
Coffee Break
Convention Lobby


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
ECS Commissioners' Business Session
Florida II


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable Discussions
Plaza D/E


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 1 -- Wisdom and Guidance on Planning Statewide Information Projects


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 2 -- State-Comparable Best Practice Studies


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 3 -- Teacher Mobility


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 4 -- State Intervention in Low-performing Schools: The Maryland Story


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 5 -- How Online Communities and Virtual Coaching Can Support Teaching and Learning


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 6 -- Innovation Guides to Choice, Charters and Magnets


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 7 -- Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates and the Policy Implications for States


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 8 -- New Strategies for Principal Skill Development


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 9 -- Missed Opportunities: How We Keep High-quality Teachers Out of Urban Classrooms


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 10 -- The Dual Mission of Schools: How To Fit Citizenship Education into District Priorities


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 11 -- Restructuring Time in the Schools


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 12 -- NCLB's Impact on Early Learning


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 13 -- Paying for Standards-based Reform: A Conversation with the Experts


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 14 -- What Are Estimated State Costs of Implementing NCLB?


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 15 -- Battelle for Kids Pilot Program on Value-added Student Data


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 16 -- Political Education: National Policy Comes of Age


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 17 -- Aligning the College Board Proficiencies and Standards with Entry-level College Courses and High School College-prep Courses


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 18 -- Denver's New Teacher Pay Plan: The Start of a Revolution?


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 19 -- The American Diploma Project


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 20 -- Do Early Intervention Programs Work To Increase Awareness and Readiness for College?


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 21 -- Closing the Achievement Gap - CANCELLED


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 22 -- Improving Postsecondary Readiness Through P-16 Curriculum Alignment


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 23 -- NCLB Within the History of ESEA


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 24 -- Flexing NCLB Muscle To Achieve


5:00 PM -- 6:00 PM
ECS Commissioners' Reception
Florida II


6:30 PM -- 9:00 PM
Off-site Reception and Dinner -- International Perspectives
Downtown Disney


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Thursday, July 15, 2004

7:30 AM -- 5:30 PM
Registration Desk Open
Convention Lobby


7:30 AM -- 5:30 PM
Cyber Cafe Open
Florida III


8:15 AM -- 9:45 AM
Chairman's Breakfast: Ensuring Teaching Quality in Hard-to-staff Schools
Plaza D/E


9:45 AM -- 10:15 AM
Coffee Break
Convention Lobby


10:15 AM -- 11:45 AM
State Strategies That Turn Around Low-performing Schools
Plaza G


10:15 AM -- 11:45 AM
Preparing America's Future High School Initiative
Plaza H


10:15 AM -- 11:45 AM
Good to Great, Few to Many: The Role of State Policy in Creating Education Leaders
Plaza A


10:15 AM -- 11:45 AM
Full-day Kindergarten: A Key Strategy for Closing the Achievement Gap
Plaza B


10:15 AM -- 11:45 AM
Paying for Standards-based Reform: Are State Tax Structures Up to the Job?
Plaza C


10:15 AM -- 11:45 AM
What -- and How Much -- Do Students Learn in College?
Plaza F


12:00 PM -- 1:45 PM
Plenary Lunch: 50 Years of Equity and Excellence: Unfinished Business
Plaza D/E


1:45 PM -- 2:15 PM
Coffee Break
Convention Lobby


2:15 PM -- 3:30 PM
Connecting the Dots: What State Policymakers Need To Know about Federal Higher Education Legislation
Plaza F


2:15 PM -- 3:30 PM
The Arts for a 21st-century Education
Plaza A


2:15 PM -- 3:30 PM
Paying for Standards-based Reform: Increasing Education Productivity
Plaza C


2:15 PM -- 3:30 PM
IDEA Meets NCLB: Clash of the Titans
Plaza B


2:15 PM -- 3:30 PM
Paying Teachers for Performance: Let's Pull Off the Gloves and Get to the Bottom of the Issue
Plaza H


2:15 PM -- 3:30 PM
Using State Policy To Improve Academic Achievement in Urban Schools
Plaza G


3:30 PM -- 4:00 PM
Coffee Break
Convention Lobby


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Closing the Achievement Gap


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Competing in the 21st-century Economy: State Education Strategies To Meet Workforce Needs
Plaza G


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Higher Education Reform: Ready or Not?
Plaza F


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
The Teaching Gap: Reflections on Teaching and How To Improve It
Plaza H


6:00 PM -- 7:00 PM
Reception
Florida I/II


7:00 PM -- 8:45 PM
James Bryant Conant Award Banquet
Plaza D/E


8:45 PM -- 10:00 PM
Capitol Offense Concert
Orlando III


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Friday, July 16, 2004

7:30 AM -- 10:00 AM
Registration Desk Open
Convention Lobby


7:30 AM -- 9:30 AM
Governors' Education Policy Advisors' Breakfast Meeting - Invitation Only
Peabody Boardroom


7:30 AM -- 9:30 AM
Legislators' Breakfast Meeting - Invitation Only
Columbia


7:30 AM -- 9:30 AM
SHEEOs' Breakfast Meeting - Invitation Only
Bayhill I


8:00 AM -- 9:30 AM
National Forum Committee Meeting
Butler


10:00 AM -- 2:00 PM
Legislative Education Staff Network Meeting - Invitation Only
Conway




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