Saturday, January 29, 2011
Online Registration for Feb. 9, 2011 Conference: Leading the Nation: A Texas Retrospective on Education Reform
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Leading The Nation: A Texas Retrospective on Education Reform
The Texas Center for Education Policy and its partners are excited to announce the upcoming annual state conference “Leading the Nation: A Texas Retrospective on Educational Reform” to be held February 9, 2011 at the Austin Hilton downtown, 9am to 4pm.
The public event will convene thought leaders from the education, government, business, community, and non-profit sectors with a demonstrated interest in issues of accountability and assessment to identify areas where education reform has a significant impact on education.
The Honorable Paul Sadler, Former Chair, Committee on Public Education, Texas House of Representatives will deliver the luncheon keynote. He will be followed by David Hinojosa, Esq., of Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, who will discuss the condition of education for English language learners in the state of Texas.
8:00 to 9:00AM Registration
9:00 to 9:30AM Welcome, Announcements and Invocation
9:30 to 11:00 AM Reflections on Ten Years of “Texas-style” Accountability
Albert Kauffman, Associate Professor of Law, St. Mary’s School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
Linda McNeil, Professor, Department of Education, Rice University, Houston, Texas
Angela Valenzuela, Professor, Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Administration, University of Texas at Austin
Richard Valencia, Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
11:00 to 11:30 AM Education Policy: A National Perspective
Congressman Ruben Hinojosa (invited)
Q & A
11:30 to 12:00 PM Break and Lunch
12:15 to 12:30 PM Luncheon Keynote, Paul Sadler, Former Chair, Committee on Public Education, Texas House of Representatives
12:30 to 1:00 PM Awards Ceremony
1:00 to 1:10 PM David Hinojosa, Senior Litigator, Mexican American Legal Defense in Education Fund
1:30 to 2:30PM Contemporary Issues in Education Reform in Texas
The Honorable Senator Florence Shapiro, Chair, Senate Education Committee, Texas Senate
The Honorable Representative Rob Eissler, Chair, Committee on Public Education, Texas House
The Honorable Representative Paul Sadler, Former Chair, Committee on Public Education, Texas House
3:00 to 4:00PM Networking Hour
The $30.00 conference fee includes a light breakfast and plated lunch. For more information, contact Dr. Angela Valenzuela at (512) 471-7055. Seating is limited so register today!
Brought to you by:
The Texas Center for Education Policy
The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
Aztec Worldwide, Inc.