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Monday, June 30, 2008

10:00 AM -- 2:00 PM
Media/Press Office


10:00 AM -- 5:30 PM
National Forum Registration Desk


12:00 PM -- 5:30 PM
Cyber Cafe


6:00 PM -- 7:30 PM
Opening Welcome Reception at Hotel


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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

7:00 AM -- 5:30 PM
National Forum Registration Desk


7:00 AM -- 5:30 PM
Media/Press Office


7:00 AM -- 5:30 PM
Cyber Cafe


7:30 AM -- 8:30 AM
Networking Breakfast Buffet


8:30 AM -- 9:30 AM
Opening Plenary Session


9:30 AM -- 9:45 AM
AM Break


9:45 AM -- 11:45 AM
Exploring the Benefits and Challenges of Involving Students in Policymaking


9:45 AM -- 11:45 AM
The Postsecondary Challenge: Increasing Student Success, Ensuring Affordability and Maintaining Costs


9:45 AM -- 11:45 AM
Policy Levers You Can Promote on Monday (to reduce the achievement gap)


9:45 AM -- 11:45 AM
Needed: More and Better K-12 Math and Science Teachers – Are America’s Universities Responding?


11:45 AM -- 12:00 PM
Break


12:00 PM -- 1:30 PM
"A Nation Still At Risk -- What Now?"


1:30 PM -- 2:00 PM
PM Break


2:00 PM -- 4:00 PM
Having the Funding Follow the Student ... Can it Work?


2:00 PM -- 4:00 PM
Why Do Some Schools Do Better? How Do We Bridge the Gap Between Research and Policy for English Language Learners


2:00 PM -- 4:00 PM
"You Want Fries with That? Improving High School Graduation Rates in the States”


2:00 PM -- 4:00 PM
Developing and Delivering a Statewide Coaching Program for School Leaders


4:00 PM -- 4:15 PM
Break


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #1 – Winning the Skills Race and Strengthening America’s Middle Class


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #2 – On a Razor’s Edge: Funding Education in Bad Economic Times


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #3 – Child Care Quality Rating Systems


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #4 – Flash Round: Current Changes and Next Steps in High School Reform


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #5 – Estimating a State’s Math and Science Teacher Supply and Demand


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #6 – Helping Low-Income Students Succeed In Higher Education


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #7 – Challenges Facing Rural Schools


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #8 – Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative: Analytic Framework


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #9 – Lessons Learned From State Data Systems


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #10 - Pre-K Guidelines and the TEEM Model


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #11 - A New Day for Schools


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #12 - Working Holistically to Improve School Systems


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #13-State Scholars Initiative


5:15 PM -- 6:15 PM
ECS Commissioners' Business Session


6:00 PM
Board Buses to Off-Site Reception at Bob Bullock History Museum


6:30 PM -- 8:00 PM
Off-site Reception at The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum


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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

7:00 AM -- 2:30 PM
National Forum Registration Desk


7:00 AM -- 2:30 PM
Media Office


7:00 AM -- 2:30 PM
Cyber Cafe


7:30 AM -- 9:30 AM
James Bryant Conant Award Breakfast


9:30 AM -- 10:00 AM
Learning What Works


10:00 AM -- 10:15 AM
AM Break


10:15 AM -- 12:15 PM
Creating the 21st Century Community College: Aligning Policy and Practice to Increase Student Success and Meet Workforce Needs


10:15 AM -- 12:15 PM
No More Parallel Play: Governors’ Symposia on Early Learning and the Early Grades


10:15 AM -- 12:15 PM
Preparing and Supporting Teachers for Urban Schools


10:15 AM -- 12:15 PM
Using Growth Models to Measure Student Performance


12:15 PM -- 12:30 PM
Break


12:30 PM -- 2:15 PM
Benchmarking Internationally: The Need Confronts the Reality


2:15 PM -- 2:30 PM
PM Break


2:30 PM -- 5:30 PM
In It to Win It – High-Leverage (Yet Often Overlooked) Elements of P-20 Reform


 
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