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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

10:00 AM -- 5:30 PM
Media Office
Atrium 3, 2nd Floor


10:00 AM -- 5:30 PM
National Forum Registration Desk
Grand Ballroom, Center Foyer, 2nd Floor


10:00 AM -- 5:30 PM
National Forum Cyber Cafe
Bloomington Room, 2nd Floor


3:00 PM -- 4:00 PM
ECS for Rookies (New ECS Commissioners and/or New Policymakers)
Plaza 2, 1st Floor


5:30 PM -- 7:00 PM
Welcome Reception for All Forum Attendees in Exhibit Hall
Veranda Ballroom, 2nd Floor


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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

7:00 AM -- 8:15 AM
Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Veranda Ballroom, 2nd Floor


7:00 AM -- 5:30 PM
National Forum Registration Desk
Grand Ballroom, Center Foyer, 2nd Floor


7:00 AM -- 5:30 PM
Media Office
Atrium 3, 2nd Floor


7:00 AM -- 5:30 PM
National Forum Cyber Cafe
Bloomington Room, 2nd Floor


8:15 AM -- 9:45 AM
Opening Plenary Session: What Will American Education Look Like in 2015?
Grand Ballroom Center and West, 2nd Floor


9:45 AM -- 10:00 AM
Break
Grand Ballroom Center & West Foyer, 2nd Floor


10:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
Veranda Ballroom, 2nd Floor


10:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
Accountability for Pre-K Programs: Building Models to Support Investments
Atrium 7, 2nd Floor


10:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
Best Practices in School Improvement and Resource Allocation
Atrium 6, 2nd Floor


10:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
What States Are Doing and Not Doing But Should Be Doing in High School Reform
Edina Room, 2nd Floor


10:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
Putting the Pieces Back Together: Disaster Preparedness and Response
Atrium 1, 2nd Floor


10:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
Ensuring Healthy Learners
Atrium 8, 2nd Floor


10:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
Improving Math and Science Education: What State Policies Make a Difference?
Atrium 4, 2nd Floor


12:00 PM -- 12:15 PM
Break


12:15 PM -- 1:30 PM
Plenary Luncheon: Education Technology: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Grand Ballroom Center and West, 2nd Floor


1:30 PM -- 2:00 PM
Break
Grand Ballroom Center & West Foyer, 2nd Floor


2:00 PM -- 3:30 PM
The Economic Case for Investing in Early Childhood Education: Implications for Policy
Atrium 4, 2nd Floor


2:00 PM -- 3:30 PM
Tackling Critical Education Leadership Challenges: Authority, Preparation and Conditions of Practice
Atrium 7, 2nd Floor


2:00 PM -- 3:30 PM
Minority Students and College Success: Is Higher Education Up to the Challenge?
Atrium 8, 2nd Floor


2:00 PM -- 3:30 PM
The Next 15 Years of Chartering
Atrium 6, 2nd Floor


2:00 PM -- 3:30 PM
The New Age of Compensating Teachers
Atrium 1, 2nd Floor


2:00 PM -- 3:30 PM
Life After High School for Students with Significant Disabilities
Edina Room, 2nd Floor


2:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
Veranda Ballroom, 2nd Floor


3:30 PM -- 4:00 PM
Break
Grand Ballroom Center & West Foyer, 2nd Floor


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 1 Finance 101: The Basics of School Finance
Garden Court, 1st Floor


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 3 Powerful Partnerships for Closing Achievement Gaps
Garden Court, 1st Floor


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 4 - Value-Added Analysis 101
Garden Court, 1st Floor


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 5 Latino Student College Choices
Garden Court, 1st Floor


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 6 Involving Students in Policymaking
Garden Court, 1st Floor


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 7 Educational Technology
Garden Court, 1st Floor


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 8 The Data Quality Campaign
Garden Court, 1st Floor


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 9 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Reauthorization
Garden Court, 1st Floor


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 10 Full-Day Kindergarten What's Happening Now?
Garden Court, 1st Floor


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 11 - Testing the MetLife Leadership Toolkit: How Can You Increase the Capacity of District Leadership?
Cyber Cafe, Bloomington Room, 2nd Floor


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 12 - Trends and Emerging Issues in High School Policymaking
Garden Court, 1st Floor


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 13 Building Integrated Education-to-Workforce Systems
Garden Court, 1st Floor


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 14 Policies and Assessments in Arts and Citizenship Education
Garden Court, 1st Floor


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 15 College Financial Aid in a Time of Reduced State Support and Rising Tuitions
Garden Court, 1st Floor


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 16 The Cost of Teacher Turnover: Results from a Study by the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF)
Garden Court, 1st Floor


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 17 Engaging Professional Schools in School Reform
Garden Court, 1st Floor


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 18 Aligning Accreditation, Accountability and Improvement Initiatives: Partnership Opportunities Between SEAs and K-12 Accrediting Commissions
Garden Court, 1st Floor


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 19 Maximizing Cost Savings and Efficiency in Higher Education
Garden Court, 1st Floor


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 20 Engaging All Students in the Life and Work of High Schools: Data from the 2006 High School Survey of Student Engagement (HSSSE)
Garden Court, 1st Floor


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 21 Universal Pre-K The Illinois Experience
Garden Court, 1st Floor


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 22 State Scholars Initiative
Garden Court, 1st Floor


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 23 Targeting Teacher Attrition in Large Urban Settings: Lessons Learned from NYC
Garden Court, 1st Floor


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 25 State Policy Solutions to Increasing Higher Education Success for Women and Minorities
Garden Court, 1st Floor


5:30 PM -- 6:30 PM
Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Veranda Ballroom, 2nd Floor


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Thursday, July 13, 2006

7:00 AM -- 5:30 PM
National Forum Registration Desk
Grand Ballroom Center & West Foyer, 2nd Floor


7:00 AM -- 5:30 PM
Media Office
Atrium 3, 2nd Floor


7:00 AM -- 5:30 PM
National Forum Cyber Cafe
Bloomington Room, 2nd Floor


8:00 AM -- 9:30 AM
Chairman's Breakfast: A Conversation With Governors About The Challenges Of Education Reform
Grand Ballroom Center and West, 2nd Floor


9:30 AM -- 9:45 AM
Break
Grand Ballroom Center & West Foyer, 2nd Floor


9:45 AM -- 11:30 AM
Easing the Transition from High School to Community College
Atrium 4, 2nd Floor


9:45 AM -- 11:30 AM
Are We Using Value-added Assessment to its Greatest Potential?
Atrium 1, 2nd Floor


9:45 AM -- 11:30 AM
Educating Native American, Alaskan and Hawaiian Students
Atrium 8, 2nd Floor


9:45 AM -- 11:30 AM
Higher Education, Workforce Development and Global Competitiveness: What's the Relationship?
Edina Room, 2nd Floor


9:45 AM -- 12:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
Veranda Ballroom, 2nd Floor


9:45 AM -- 11:30 AM
Creating Longitudinal Data Systems To Improve Policymaking and Student Achievement
Atrium 6, 2nd Floor


9:45 AM -- 11:30 AM
Evolution, Intelligent Design and the First Amendment
Atrium 7, 2nd Floor


12:00 PM -- 1:30 PM
Plenary Luncheon: National Curriculum -- The Elephant in the Room
Grand Ballroom Center and West, 2nd Floor


1:30 PM -- 1:45 PM
Break
Grand Ballroom Center & West Foyer, 2nd Floor


1:45 PM -- 3:45 PM
Report and Recommendations of the Governor's Commission on the Arts in Education: A Call to Action
Edina Room, 2nd Floor


1:45 PM -- 3:45 PM
State School Funding What is Adequate?
Atrium 4, 2nd Floor


1:45 PM -- 3:45 PM
The State and District Role in Turning Around Low-Performing Schools
Atrium 7, 2nd Floor


1:45 PM -- 3:45 PM
Adult Education: The Other Education Challenge
Atrium 8, 2nd Floor


1:45 PM -- 3:45 PM
Teacher Education and Community Colleges: A Revolutionary Innovation
Atrium 6, 2nd Floor


1:45 PM -- 3:45 PM
Developing Principals: Different Types of Principals for Different Types of Schools
Atrium 1, 2nd Floor


4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
ECS Commissioners Business Session Meeting
Plaza 1, 1st Floor


6:00 PM -- 7:00 PM
Reception
Grand Ballroom Center & West Foyer, 2nd Floor


7:00 PM -- 8:45 PM
James Bryant Conant Award Banquet Dinner
Grand Ballroom Center and West, 2nd Floor


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Friday, July 14, 2006

7:00 AM -- 10:00 AM
National Forum Registration Desk
Edina Foyer, 2nd Floor


8:00 AM -- 9:30 AM
Aligning P-20 Education
Edina Room, 2nd Floor


 
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