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Thursday, July 09, 2009

4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #1:Funding Schools in Hard Times (session #240)
Funding education in good times in not easy, but funding education in today's economy takes the challenge to a whole new level. Join this roundtable to hear about and discuss innovative ways that policymakers from around the country are funding education programs.



PARTICIPANTS

Jamie Merisotis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lumina Foundation for Education, Indiana

Tim Pawlenty, Governor of Minnesota, 2008-10 ECS Chair


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #2: Extending Time & Learning (session #241)
A school redesign model developed in Massachusetts that expands school time by at least 300 hours and engages students more fully in learning is showing great promise. This roundtable discussion will focus on lessons learned from the Massachusetts model and how other states can use ARRA funds and other resources to launch expanded time initiatives.



PARTICIPANTS

Clifford Adelman, Senior Associate, The Institute for Higher Education Policy, District of Columbia

Michael Kirst, Emeritus Professor for Education and Business Administration, Stanford University, California


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
New England Secondary School Consortium: Collaboration for College Readiness (session #242)
This collaboration among Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, funded by the Nellie Mae Foundation, will provide high school students with opportunities for high-quality, real-world learning through numerous avenues. Come to this session to learn more about this innovative cross-state effort.



PARTICIPANTS

Jim Geringer, former Governor, Wyoming and Director, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Wyoming


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #4: Insights on Academic Rigor (session #243)
At this roundtable, participants will have the opportunity to review and discuss new course enrollment and perception data from 10 federally funded State Scholar Initiative states and school districts.



4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #5:International Benchmarking (session #244)
ECS has developed an International Benchmarking Toolkit designed to provide strategies, policies, information and other resources to policymakers to allow them to move toward benchmarking state standards to high quality international standards. Participants will discuss how the toolkit can be best used and what is happening in states with regard to benchmarking to international standards.



PARTICIPANTS

Debra M. Lyons, Director, Governor's Office of Workforce Development, Georgia


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #6:Critical Policy Levers for Community Colleges (session #245)
During this roundtable, participants will discuss innovative state policies in community college finance, access, transfer and articulation, etc. that are enabling community colleges to serve the increasingly diverse populations enrolling in their institutions.



PARTICIPANTS

Jim Geringer, former Governor, Wyoming and Director, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Wyoming


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #7:Workforce Development & WorkKeys (session #246)
This roundtable will focus on workforce development policies in the states, specifically how ACT's WorkKeys assessments and their National Career Readiness Certificates can be used to help students transition into the work place.



PARTICIPANTS

Richard Hezel, President & CEO, Hezel Associates, LLC, New York

Demaree Michelau, Director of Policy Analysis, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Colorado

Russell Poulin, Associate Program Director, Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications WICHE, Colorado


4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM
Roundtable #8:21st Century Skills, 21st Century Content (session #247)
Is learning straight content enough? With such limited time to teach, do educators really need to teach students to "think critically?" Come discuss the issue and share your views on what it really means to prepare students for the 21st Century.



PARTICIPANTS

Clifford Adelman, Senior Associate, The Institute for Higher Education Policy, District of Columbia

Michael Kirst, Emeritus Professor for Education and Business Administration, Stanford University, California


 

 
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