For more than four decades, The National Forum on Education Policy has provided a one-of-a-kind opportunity for policymakers, practitioners and stakeholders at all levels of public education across the nation to share information, ideas and lessons learned.
The plenary, concurrent and small-group session topics for the 2007 National Forum offer opportunities for careful reflection on current practices and emerging promising strategies.
As in the past, this year's gathering in Philadelphia will bring together the policymakers who make up ECS' core constituents: governors and their education policy advisors; legislative leaders; state superintendents and state school board members; community college and university system heads.
Discussions will be further informed by education researchers and experts who are guiding national and state-level analyses and programs on education finance, workforce development, technology and data systems development, curriculum, human resources and more.
This year, the National Forum program has been fine-tuned to maximize opportunities for participation and interaction, including dialogue sessions following plenary events; roundtables and other small-discussion groups that provide deeper information on targeted strategies; and pre- and post-conference sessions targeted to specific policymaking groups of National Forum attendees.