Saturday, February 05, 2011

REMINDER -- Leading the Nation: A Texas Retrospective on Education Reform

The Texas Center for Education Policy and its partners are excited to announce our upcoming annual state conference titled, "Leading the Nation: A Texas Retrospective on Educational Reform," to be held February 9, 2011 at the Austin Hilton downtown, 9am to 4pm. The event will take place in the Governor's Ballroom, Salon AB and C, 4th floor.

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.

Final Agenda

8:00 to 9:00AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

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

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

Linda McNeil, Professor, Department of Education, Rice University, Houston, Texas

11:00 to 11:20 AM What about ELLs? The State's Shortcomings in English Language Learner Accountability
Introduction: Gregory Vincent, Vice President, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, University of Texas at Austin

David Hinojosa, Esq., Senior Litigator, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF)

11:20 to 11:30 AM Questions and Answers

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

1:30 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.  
A reduced rate of $240.00 for a table of 12 is also available.  
For more information, contact Dr. Angela Valenzuela at (512) 471-7055.

Seating is limited so register today!

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