President Miller To Speak at Governor’s K-12 Education Reform Summit
Published date: August 5, 2013
RICHMOND Governor Bob McDonnell, Secretary of Education Laura Fornash and ALL STUDENTS Co-Chairs Kirk Cox and Jim Dyke today released the agenda and speaker list for the upcoming Governor's K-12 Education Reform Summit to be held in Chantilly on August 5th.
The summit will feature keynote speeches from Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam via Skype, Baltimore Superintendent S. Dallas Dance, and Governor McDonnell. The summit will address the need for K-12 education reform, college and career readiness, solutions for struggling schools, public charter schools and leadership in public education. All teachers, administrators, parents, community leaders, legislators and policymakers are encouraged to register to attend.
Governor McDonnell remarked, “I thank summit co-chairs Jim Dyke and Kirk Cox for their continued leadership and hard work to assemble such a diverse and informed agenda. I am confident the discussion on August 5th will contribute to our shared goal of ensuring that all students receive a high quality education. The 2012 summit led to landmark legislation including the Opportunity Educational Institution, Educator Fairness Act, Strategic Compensation, Teach for America Act, the Red Tape Reduction Act and other significant student-centered reforms.”
The Governor’s K-12 Education Reform Summit
Chantilly, Virginia • August 5, 2013
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7:15am Registration Opens
8:00am Welcome Breakfast Featuring College Presidents Panel
A look at K-12 from the lens of higher education.
Facilitator: Laura Fornash (Virginia Secretary of Education)
Panel: President Ángel Cabrera (George Mason University), President Pamela Fox (Mary Baldwin College), President Keith Miller (Virginia State University), Chancellor Donna Price Henry (University of Virginia’s College at Wise) President Robert G. Templin, Jr. (Northern Virginia Community College)
9:00am Remarks from Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam
9:20am Break I
9:30am Issue Session I: The International Case for Reform
Where do we stand? A look at Virginia’s competitiveness.
Facilitator: Ned Massee (MeadWestvaco)
Panelists: Delegate Kirk Cox (House Majority Leader and Retired Teacher), Christy Hovanetz (Foundation for Excellence in Education), Ariela Rozman (The New Teacher Project)
10:45am Issue Session II: Assessing Students
Are Virginia students college and career ready?
Facilitator: Dr. Kristina Doubet (James Madison University)
Panelists: Dean of Engineering Dr. Oktay Baysal (Virginia Board of Education), Ted Rebarber (Accountability Works), Andy Rotherham (Bellwether Education)
12:00pm Lunch Featuring S. Dallas Dance (Superintendent, Baltimore County Public Schools)
1:15pm Break II
1:30pm Issue Session III: Strategies for Struggling Schools
A look at school improvement across the nation.
Facilitator: Anne O’Toole (Former Virginia Principal)
Panelists: David Foster (Chairman, Virginia Board of Education), Aubrey Layne, Jr. (Achievable Dream), Shree’ Medlock (Black Alliance for Educational Options)
2:30pm Issue Session IV: Entrepreneurship in Education Reform
Maintaining momentum. What’s next?
Facilitator: Susan Patrick (The International Association for K-12 Online Learning)
Panelists: Nadya Chinoy Dabby (Acting Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement), Eva Colen (Teach for America), Bob Mooney (New Richmond Ventures), Dr. Pam Moran (Superintendent, Albemarle County Public Schools)
3:30pm Break III
3:45pm Issue Session V: Building Virginia’s Public Charter School Market
How does Virginia ensure quality while building capacity?
Facilitator: Kara Kerwin (Center for Education Reform)
Panelists: Rick Cruz (DC Prep), Allison Fansler (KIPP DC), Scott Pearson (DC Public Charter School Board), Russ Simnick (National Alliance for Public Charter Schools)
4:45pm Issue Session VI: Building Leaders in Education
Ensuring a culture of leadership in K-12 education.
Facilitator: Dr. Javaid Siddiqi (Virginia Deputy Secretary of Education)
Panelists: Dr. Kate Cassada (University of Richmond), Jackie Gran (New Leaders), Dr. Megan Tschannen-Moran (The College of William & Mary), Dr. Jamelle Wilson (Superintendent, Hanover County Public Schools)
5:45pm Dinner Featuring Governor McDonnell
With Secretary Jim Dyke and Delegate Kirk Cox
Amazon Web Services
National Governors Association
Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association
Carnegie Learning, Inc.
The Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia
Department of Education
George Mason University
Norfolk State University
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
University of Mary Washington
University of Virginia
Virginia Community College System