Past Speakers: 2007

December 14, 2007 – Philadelphia
Ron Cowell
President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center
Karen Molchanow
Manager of Policy Information and Programs, The Education Policy and Leadership Center
Topic: “Update & Discussion on Current State Education Policy Issues”

November 29, 2007 – Pittsburgh
Ron Cowell
President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center
Jane Carroll
Senior Fellow, The Education Policy and Leadership Center
Sandy Zelno
School Reform Associate, Education Law Center
Topic: “Pennsylvania Education Funding Reform Campaign”
Power Point Presentation on PA Education Funding Reform Campaign

November 1, 2007 – Pittsburgh
Kisha Bird
Project Director, PA Statewide Afterschool/Youthh Development Network
Alana Kulesa
Director of Education Programs, 3 Rivers Connect
Topic: “A Continuum of Learning: Pennsylvania Supports the Power of Afterschool”
Power Point presentation by Kisha Bird
Power Point presentation by Alana Kulesa

October 31, 2007 – Harrisburg
Dr. Angela Minnici
Senior Research Associate, Center on Education Policy
Topic: “Reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965: Lessons Learned from NCLB”
Power Point presentation by Dr. Minnici

September 26, 2007 – Harrisburg
Dominique Raymond
Special Assistant to Secretary of Education, PA Department of Education
Joan Benso
President & CEO, PA Partnerships for Children
Topic: “Governor’s Commission on College and Career Success and the “Ready By 21″ Initiative of Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children”

September 20, 2007 – Pittsburgh
Ron Cowell
President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center
Karen Molchanow
Manager of Policy Information and Programs, The Education Policy and Leadership Center
Topic: “Update & Discussion on Current State Education Policy Issues”

June 6, 2007 – Harrisburg
Frank Gómez
Vice-President, Philadelphia Youth Network
Executive Director, Corporate Communications, Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Topic: “America’s Perfect Storm: Three Forces Changing Our Nation’s Future”
Power Point presentation on “America’s Perfect Storm”

May 24, 2007 – Pittsburgh
Dr. Irwin S. Kirsch
Vice-President, Philadelphia Youth Network
Director of the Center for Global Assessment, Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Topic: “America’s Perfect Storm: Three Forces Changing Our Nation’s Future”
Power Point presentation on “America’s Perfect Storm”

May 11, 2007
Dr. Lori Shorr
Vice-President, Philadelphia Youth Network
Joan Benso
President and CEO, PA Partnerships for Children
Topic: Governor’s Commission on College and Career Success and the “Ready By 21” Initiative of Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children
Power Point presentation by Lori Shorr
Power Point presentation by Joan Benso

April 25, 2007 – Harrisburg
Arthur J. Rothkopf
Senior Vice-President and Counselor to the President, United States Chamber of Commerce
Topic: Education and Workforce Initiatives of the United States Chamber of Commerce

April 20, 2007 – Pittsburgh
Dr. Lori Shorr
Vice-President, Philadelphia Youth Network
Bill Bartle
Youth Policy Director, PA Partnerships for Children
Topic: Governor’s Commission on College and Career Success and the “Ready By 21” Initiative of Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children
Power Point presentation by Lori Shorr
Power Point presentation by Bill Bartle

February 22, 2007 – Pittsburgh
Ron Cowell
President, EPLC
Sandy Zelno
Pittsburgh Office, Education Law Center
Dr. Stephen Whisdosh
Superintendent, Ligonier Valley School District
Topic: “Governor Rendell’s Education Issues Budget Proposal for 2007-08”

February 21, 2007 – Harrisburg
Ron Cowell
President, EPLC
Stinson Stroup
Executive Director, PA Association of School Administrators
Tim Allwein
Assistant Executive Director, PA School Boards Association
Carolyn Dumaresq
Executive Director, PA State Education Association
Joan Benso
President & CEO, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children
Topic: “Governor Rendell’s Education Issues Budget Proposal for 2007-08”

February 9, 2007 – Philadelphia
Ron Cowell
President, EPLC
Stinson Stroup
Executive Director, PA Association of School Administrators
Tim Allwein
Assistant Executive Director, PA School Boards Association
Carol Fixman
Executive Director, Philadelphia Education Fund
Baruch Kintisch
Staff Attorney, Education Law Center
Topic: “Governor Rendell’s Education Issues Budget Proposal for 2007-08”


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