2013 Legislative Summit

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

 

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Preconference: Improving Latino College Completion (Invitation Only)

Location:
Omni Hotel At CNN Center Intl Ballroom Level-Juniper
  • NCSL Education Committee
States are working to ensure citizens have access to and succeed in higher education to meet growing demands in the job market. The 2010 Census revealed the Latino population is growing dramatically, particularly in the South, where, by 2016, the region will overtake the West in the total number of Latinos enrolled in K 12 public schools. States need to be well prepared to accommodate the new Latino population in their education and workforce systems.

  • Speaker:
  • Steve Murdock, Rice University, Department of Sociology, Texas
  • Deborah Santiago, Excelencia in Education, Washington, D.C.

Sponsored By: NCSL gratefully acknowledges the Kresge Foundation for sponsoring this preconference.

Monday, August 12, 2013

 

7:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Preconference: Building a School Principal Pipeline (By Invitational Only)

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 4-B408
Leadership
This half-day seminar on school leadership highlights research, promising practices at the district level, key state policy levers, and ends with a discussion about the successes and challenges of this work and developing concrete action steps.


Sponsored By: NCSL gratefully acknowledges the Wallace Foundation for sponsoring this preconference.
 

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Preconference: Improving Latino College Completion (Invitation Only)

Location:
Omni Hotel At CNN Center Intl Ballroom Level-Juniper
  • NCSL Education Committee
States are working to ensure citizens have access to and succeed in higher education to meet growing demands in the job market. The 2010 Census revealed the Latino population is growing dramatically, particularly in the South, where, by 2016, the region will overtake the West in the total number of Latinos enrolled in K 12 public schools. States need to be well prepared to accommodate the new Latino population in their education and workforce systems.

  • Speaker:
  • Eduardo Padron, Miami Dade College, Florida
  • Deborah Santiago, Excelencia in Education, Washington, D.C.
  • Michele Siqueiros, The Campaign For College Opportunity, California

Sponsored By: NCSL gratefully acknowledges the Kresge Foundation for sponsoring this preconference.
 

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

What Works to Narrow the Opportunity Gap

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 4-B407
  • NCSL Education Committee
Interactive
States everywhere are working hard to narrow the opportunity gap in education. Hear from some of the U.S. Department of Education's Equity and Excellence commissioners regarding their recent findings and recommendations. Find out how summer and after school programs can contribute to wider student success and participate in small group discussions about a range of state strategies that can reduce the gap.

  • Speaker:
  • Ron Fairchild, Smarter Learning Group, Maryland
  • Eric Hanushek, Hoover Institution at Stanford University, California
  • U.S. Congressman Mike Honda, California
  • Ralph Martire, Center For Tax and Budget Accountability, Illinois
  • Dennis Van Roekel, president, National Education Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Doris Williams, The Rural School and Community Trust, North Carolina

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

 

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Driving Science-Based Innovation to Strengthen the Foundations of Lifelong Learning, Behavior, and Health

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B302/303
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
Recent advances in neuroscience, molecular biology and genomics can help in the design of early childhood policy and practice. You'll hear from Dr. Jack P. Shonkoff, director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University on understanding of the lifelong consequences of adversity early in life and the importance of building special skills for adults who care for young children. The result can be greater health, learning, and economic self-sufficiency.

  • Moderator:
  • Representative Mary Jane Wallner, New Hampshire
  • Speaker:
  • Dr. Jack P. Shonkoff, Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University, Massachusetts
  • Panelist:
  • Commissioner Bobby Cagle, Georgia Department of Human Services
  • First Lady Sandra Deal, Georgia
  • Representative Roger Goodman, Washington
  • Senator Steve Litzow, Washington

 

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Education Committee Business Meeting and Federal Update

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center -B313
  • NCSL Education Committee
Review Education Committee policies and discuss NCSL federal education advocacy efforts. Hear an update on federal education legislation and regulation and how they could impact the states.

  • Presiding:
  • Senator Joyce Elliott, Arkansas
  • Senator Luther S. Olsen, Wisconsin

 

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

The Future of Public Higher Education: Public Attitudes and Legislative Issues Luncheon

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B312
  • NCSL Education Committee
Over lunch, engage in a discussion of recent public opinion research on the future of higher education as a public good and public responsibility and how state legislatures are responding to the changing higher education environment.

  • Speaker:
  • Jean Johnson, National Issues Forum Institute, New York
  • Gregg Kaufman, Georgia College

Sponsored By: NCSL gratefully acknowledges the Kettering Foundation and the National Issues Forum Institute for sponsoring this luncheon session.
 

1:45 PM to 3:15 PM

Common Core State Standards: What's Next for States?

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B312
  • NCSL Education Committee
Debate continues in legislatures across the country about whether and how states should move forward with adopting new education standards and whether the Common Core State Standards is the best approach. Hear from experts and legislators on all sides of this debate.

  • Presiding:
  • Senator John W. Ford, Oklahoma
  • Panelist:
  • Representative Robert William Behning, Indiana
  • Melanie Hobbs, American Federation of Teachers, Washington, D.C.
  • Paige Kowalski, Data Quality Campaign, Washington, D.C.
  • Kathleen Porter-Magee, Thomas B Fordham Institute, Washington, D.C.

 

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Preparing Our Nation's Teachers: What Legislators Need to Know

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B312
  • NCSL Education Committee
Teachers graduating today must be well prepared to teach in today's changing landscape of new standards, assessments and technology, and expect to be evaluated based in part on student achievement. Hear about the state of teacher preparation programs and policies that states might consider to ensure success.

  • Presiding:
  • Representative Rick Miera, New Mexico
  • Panelist:
  • James Cibulka, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, Washington, D.C.
  • Janice Poda, Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, D.C.
  • Esther Rodriguez, Center for Urban Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado
  • Dennis Van Roekel, president, National Education Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Jane West, American Association of Colleges For Teacher Education, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

 

7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Legislative Education Staff Network Breakfast and Roundtable Discussion on Teacher Preparation

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 2-B212
  • Legislative Education Staff Network
Discuss teacher preparation policies in light of the session held the previous afternoon.

  • Presiding:
  • Paul Headlee, Legislative Service Office, Idaho
  • Kenneth Warlick, Kentucky General Assembly
  • Moderator:
  • Michelle Exstrom, NCSL

 

9:45 AM to 10:45 AM

Plugging the Skills Gap

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B314
  • NCSL Education Committee
  • NCSL Labor and Economic Development Committee
Businesses and corporations have jobs they can't fill. Millions of Americans are looking for full-time employment. What gives? The skills gap. Through innovative partnerships among community colleges, the business community, K-12 systems and universities, states are trying to meet the workforce demands and encourage students to enter these high-need fields.

  • Presiding:
  • Senator Joyce Elliott, Arkansas
  • Speaker:
  • Fred Dedrick, National Fund for Workforce Solutions, Massachusetts
  • Eloy Ortiz Oakley, Long Beach City College, California

 

9:45 AM to 12:00 PM

Visit Educare Atlanta!

Location:
Offsite -Offsite
  • NCSL Education Committee
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
Join us for a free tour and site visit to Educare of Atlanta at Dunbar Learning Complex—a nationally recognized, high quality early childhood program that produces positive results for children and parents. Data shows that Educare children enter kindergarten ready to learn, on par with their middle-income peers, and that they continue to show benefits even years later. Space is limited, contact Phuonglan.Nguyen@ncsl.org or 303-856-1582 to reserve a spot.


 

11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Anywhere / Anytime Learning

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B302/303
  • NCSL Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce Committee
  • NCSL Education Committee
Interactive
Technology can personalize learning and provide students a customized education anytime, anywhere. Schools, districts and states are experimenting with combining the best face-to-face instruction with rigorous online learning. Learn from their experiences how to harness the power of technology to provide students with a high-quality education.

  • Moderator:
  • Senator Delores G. Kelley, Maryland
  • Speaker:
  • Douglas Levin, State Educational Technology Directors Association, Maryland
  • Senator Howard A. Stephenson, Utah
  • Julie Young, Florida Virtual School

 

1:45 PM to 3:00 PM

Reinventing College

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B314
Interactive
Higher education is dramatically changing.  Tuition is high; graduation rates are low; state funding has been cut;  yet employers demand educated workers.  Hear a diverse and dynamic panel on how the world of higher education is rapidly changing to serve more students in new and different ways. 

  • Speaker:
  • Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed, Washington, D.C.
  • Sally Johnstone, Western Coop for Education Technology, Colorado
  • William Pepicello, University of Phoenix, Arizona
  • William Sederburg, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, North Carolina
  • Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, State University of New York

 

3:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Education Data Fellows Meeting (By Invitation Only)

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 2-B212
NCSL's Education Data Fellows meet during this event.

  • Speaker:
  • Senator Evie Hudak, Colorado
  • Paige Kowalski, Data Quality Campaign, Washington, D.C.
  • Brennan McMahon, Data Quality Campaign, Washington, D.C.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

 

7:00 AM to 9:45 AM

Education Data Fellows Meeting (By Invitation Only)

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 2-B212
NCSL's Education Data Fellows meet during this event.