Past Speakers: 2008

December 11, 2008 – Philadelphia
Sharon Ward
Director, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center
Topic: The Coming Storm: Education Funding in a Weakened Economy

November 13, 2008 – Philadelphia
Diane Castelbuono
Deputy Secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Josh Varon
Staff Attorney, Education Law Center
Stinson Stroup
Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators
Topic: New Accountability Provisions Tied to New K-12 State Education Funding
Power Point presentation by Diane Castelbuono

November 12, 2008 – Harrisburg
Dr. John Wise
Associate Director – REL Mid-Atlantic
Dr. Vito Forlenza
Pennsylvania Research Coordinator – REL Mid-Atlantic
Topic: The Regional Educational Lab Mid-Atlantic (REL Mid-Atlantic)
Power Point presentation by John Wise & Vito Forlenza

November 6, 2008 – Pittsburgh
Dr. Albert J. Glennon
Laboratory Extension Specialist – REL Mid-Atlantic
Dr. Thomas D. Fortin
Labortory Extension Specialist – REL Mid-Atlantic
Topic: The Regional Educational Lab Mid-Atlantic (REL Mid-Atlantic)
Power Point presentation by Thomas Fortin
Power Point presentation by Albert Glennon

October 2, 2008 – Pittsburgh
Diane Castelbuono
Deputy Secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, PDE
Baruch Kintisch
Staff Attorney, Education Law Center
Stinson Stroup
Executive Director, PA Association of School Administrators
Topic: New Accountability Provisions Tied to New K-12 State Education Funding
Power Point Presentation by Diane Castlebuono

September 24, 2008 – Harrisburg
Diane Castelbuono
Deputy Secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, PDE
Baruch Kintisch
Staff Attorney, Education Law Center
Stinson Stroup
Executive Director, PA Association of School Administrators
Topic: New Accountability Provisions Tied to New K-12 State Education Funding
Power Point Presentation by Diane Castlebuono

May 29, 2008 – Pittsburgh
Sue Mukherjee
Special Assistant to Secretary of Education and State Lead for Pennsylvania’s STEM Initiative
Barry Nathan
Vice President, Workforce Initiatives for Catalyst Connection, the Southwest PA Industrial Resource Center
Jim Denova
Vice President, Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
Reeny Davison
Executive Director, ASSET, Inc.
Topic: Pennsylvania STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Initiative and the Southwest PA STEM Network
Power Point Presentation on STEM

May 14, 2008 – Harrisburg
Topic: A Documentary – “Two Million Minutes”

April 21, 2008 – Philadelphia
Roy Romer
Former Governor of Colorado
Topic: “ED in ‘08 Campaign”

February 21, 2008 – Philadelphia
Ron Cowell
President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center
Donna Cooper
Secretary of Policy and Planning, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Tim Allwein
Assistant Executive Director, PA School Boards Association
Carol Fixman
Executive Director, Philadelphia Education Fund
Sharon Richardson
Director of Legislative Services, Montgomery County Intermediate Unit
Topic: “Governor Rendell’s Education Budget Proposal for 2008-09”
Power Point presentation by Ron Cowell

February 14, 2008 – Pittsburgh
Ron Cowell
President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center
Tim Allwein
Assistant Executive Director, PA School Boards Association
Linda Croushore
Executive Director, The Consortium for Public Education
Topic: “Governor Rendell’s Education Budget Proposal for 2008-09”
Power Point presentation by Ron Cowell

February 13, 2008 – Harrisburg
Ron Cowell
President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center
Tim Allwein
Assistant Executive Director, PA School Boards Association
Jay Himes
Executive Director, PA Association of School Business Officials
Stinson Stroup
Executive Director, PA Association of School Administrators
Topic: “Governor Rendell’s Education Budget Proposal for 2008-09”
Power Point presentation by Ron Cowell


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