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Thursday, August 19, 2010

11:30 AM -- 12:15 PM
Getting Results Together: Maximizing the Roles of Governors and Legislators (session #235)
Hear governors and state legislators speak candidly about the successes and challenges they face in moving complex educational issues forward. They will talk about their respective roles in the State Common Core Standards, the upcoming ESEA reauthorization, and better coordinating and aligning state services and resources that are often housed in different state agencies.



PARTICIPANTS

Michael Flanagan, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Michigan State Department of Education, Michigan

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

James Roebuck, Co-Chair, House Education Committee, Pennsylvania House of Representatives; Member, ECS Steering Committee, Pennsylvania

Florence Shapiro, Chair, Senate Education Committee, Texas Senate; ECS Commissioner; Texas


12:15 PM -- 1:00 PM
Increasing the College Completion Rate to 60% by 2025 - Lessons Learned Thus Far (session #240)
Lumina Foundations’s big goal is to increase the college completion rate to 60% by 2025. Governor Tim Pawlenty will facilitate this discussion with Jamie Merisotis around what the Lumina Foundation has learned about key points of leverage, potential pitfalls and what conditions are necessary to meeting this goal.



PARTICIPANTS

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

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


 

 
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