Past Speakers: 2004

November 17, 2004 – Harrisburg
Dr. G. Terry Madonna
Director for the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College
Topic: Reflections on the 2004 Elections

November 10, 2004 – Pittsburgh
Mary Ramirez
Director of the Bureau of Community and Student Services in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education of the PA Department of Education
Topic: Supporting Students to Success Through School-Community Collaborations

September 22, 2004 – Harrisburg
James Nevels
Chair, Philadelphia School Reform Commission
Topic: Progress and Issues for the Philadelphia School District

September 15, 2004 – Pittsburgh
Arnold F. Fege
Director of Public Engagement and Advocacy for the Public Education Network
Topic: From Brown v. Board of Education to NCLB: Does the Public Have the Will to Finish the Promise?

May 26, 2004 – Harrisburg
Kathy Engebretson
President, William Penn Foundation
Candace Bell
Program Officer, Children, Youth, and Families Program, William Penn Foundation
Berwood Yost
Director, Center for Opinion Research, Franklin and Marshall College
Topic: Attitudes of Pennsylvanians Toward Education Reform
Click here to access results from the William Penn Foundation’s public opinion survey.

May 13, 2004 – Pittsburgh
Stinson Stroup
Executive Director, PA Association of School Administrators
Tim Allwein
Assistant Executive Director, PA School Boards Association
William Harper
Director of Finance and Business Operations, South Fayette Township School District
Topic: Proposed School Property Tax Relief and Referendum Requirements for School District Tax Increases
PowerPoint Presentation by William Harper

April 21, 2004 – Harrisburg
Karen Miller
Executive Director, State Office, Pennsylvania Economy League
Topic: Property Tax Relief: The Devil is in the Details
PowerPoint Presentation | Remarks by Karen Miller [PDF]

April 15, 2004 – Pittsburgh
Ron Cowell
President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center
Moe Coleman
Chair, Study Group on K-12 Governance
Kathryn Klaber
Vice-President, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Topic: EPLC’s New Report – “Strengthening the Work of School Boards in Pennsylvania”
Click here to access EPLC’s K-12 Governance report.

February 18, 2004 – Harrisburg
Vicki Phillips
Pennsylvania Secretary of Education

February 12, 2004 – Pittsburgh
Ron Cowell
President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center
Timothy Allwein
Assistant Executive Director for Governmental Relations, Pennsylvania School Boards Association
John Osheka
Superintendent, New Brighton Area School District
Robert Nelkin
Director, Division of Policy Initiatives, Office of Child Development, University of Pittsburgh
Topic: Governor Rendell’s Education Issues Budget Proposal for 2004-05

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