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Thank you for joining us in Philadelphia for the National Forum on Education Policy. We will continue to update this section with audio of select sessions.

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Wednesday, July 11

Opening Plenary Session
(1 hour, 54 min., 26.8MB)

Welcome remarks by Governor Kathleen Sebelius; introduction of the new ECS president, Roger Sampson; presentation of the Frank Newman Student Leadership Award; presentation of the Frank Newman Award for State Innovation; and presentation of Tough Choices, Tough Times: Does Our Education System Need to be Rebuilt?

Speakers: Senator William Brock, Governor Tim Kaine, Scott Palmer, Roger Sampson, Governor Kathleen Sebelius, and Jeanne Shaneen


Plenary Luncheon Part I
(1 hour, 6 min, 15.7MB)
Plenary Luncheon Part II
(24 min, 5.6MB)
Due to a power outage, the audio for this session is in two parts.

Welcome remarks by Governor Kathleen Sebelius; presentation of the ECS Corporate Award; presentation: Student Unit Records: New Elephant in the Room?

Speakers: Clifford Adelman, Aimee R. Guidera, Hans L'Orange, Governor Kathleen Sebelius


James Bryant Conant Award Dinner
(35 min, 8MB)

Governor Kathleen Sebelius presents the James Bryant Conant Award to Gaston Caperton, president of the College Board and former governor of West Virginia.


Thursday, July 12

Chair's Breakfast
(1 hour, 7 min, 15.1MB)

Presentation of the ECS Chair's Award to members of the philanthropic community; acknowledgement of the 2007 State Teachers of the Year; and presentation of the ECS Chair's Initiative Great Teachers for Tomorrow.

Speakers: Josh Anderson and Governor Kathleen Sebelius


Plenary Luncheon
(1 hour, 23 min, 19MB)

The Annual Conversation with Today's Education Governors - governors from four states discuss the opportunities and challenges they face as they develop education policy.

Speakers: Governor Donald Carcieri (RI), former Governor Jim Geringer (WY), Governor Edward Rendell (PA) and Governor Kathleen Sebelius (KS)


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