Past Speakers: 2011

December 7, 2011 – Harrisburg
Subject: The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s new educator evaluation system, and Governor Corbett’s intended teacher evaluation reform
Speakers: Theresa Barnaby, Director, Bureau of Teacher Certification and Preparation, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Adam Schott, Senior Policy Analyst, Research for Action

November 10, 2011 – Pittsburgh
Subject: The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s new educator evaluation system, and Governor Corbett’s intended teacher evaluation reform
Speakers: Theresa Barnaby, Director, Bureau of Teacher Certification and Preparation, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Dr. Kate Schott, Executive Director, Research for Action

November 2, 2011 – Harrisburg
Subject: An Update on Governor Corbett’s Education Agenda, Fall 2011 Legislative Issues, and EPLC Projects – Vouchers and Charter School Legislation, Teacher Evaluation, Mandate Relief Legislation, PA School Funding Campaign, School Choices Project, Arts and Education Initiative, PA Education Issues Poll, and Teachers and Effective Teaching Project
Speaker: Ron Cowell, President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center

October 28, 2011 – Philadelphia
Subject: An Update on Governor Corbett’s Education Agenda, Fall 2011 Legislative Issues, and EPLC Projects – Vouchers and Charter School Legislation, Teacher Evaluation, Mandate Relief Legislation, PA School Funding Campaign, School Choices Project, Arts and Education Initiative, PA Education Issues Poll, and Teachers and Effective Teaching Project
Speaker: Ron Cowell, President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center

September 22, 2011 – Pittsburgh
Subject: An Update on Governor Corbett’s Education Agenda, Fall 2011 Legislative Issues, and EPLC Projects – Vouchers and Charter School Legislation, Teacher Evaluation, Mandate Relief Legislation, PA School Funding Campaign, School Choices Project, Arts and Education Initiative, PA Education Issues Poll, and Teachers and Effective Teaching Project
Speaker: Ron Cowell, President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center
Corinne Brandt, Manager of Policy Information and Programs, The Education Policy and Leadership Center

May 25, 2011 – Harrisburg
Subject: New RAND Report: – “Expanded Measures of School Performance”
Speaker: Dr. Heather Schwartz, Associate Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation

April 27, 2011 – Harrisburg
Subject: How and Why, In this Time of Budget Cuts, We Should and Can Keep the Arts Alive In Schools
Speakers: Jordan Crosby, Director, EPLC Arts and Education Initiative
Varissa McMickens, Director, ArtsRising (Philadelphia)
Janet Sarbaugh, Senior Program Director, Arts and Culture, The Heinz Endowments
Clyde McGeary, Former Curriculum Executive, Pennsylvania Department of Education

April 21, 2011 – Pittsburgh
Subject: School Mandate Relief Legislation
Speakers: James Buckheit, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators
Tom Gentzel, Executive Director, Pennsylvania School Boards Association
Linda Hippert, Executive Director, Allegheny Intermediate Unit #3
Sylvia Wilson, Assistant to the President, Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers

March 30, 2011 – State College
Subject: Governor Corbett’s Proposed Education Budget for 2011-2012
Speakers: Ron Cowell, President, EPLC
Kate Atkins, Outreach Director, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center
Susan Gobreski, Executive Director, Education Voters Pennsylvania
Christian Ragland, Student Government President, Penn State University – University Park
Doreen Secor, PRSBA, Business Manager, Towanda Area School District

March 24, 2011 – Philadelphia
Subject: Governor Corbett’s Proposed Education Budget for 2011-2012
Speakers: Ron Cowell, President, EPLC
Sharon Ward, President, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center
Shelly Yanoff, Executive Director, Public Citizens for Children and Youth
Natalie Ramos-Castillo, Student Government President, Temple University
Joseph Otto, PRSBA, Chief Operations Officer and Board Secretary, William Penn School District

March 23, 2011 – Harrisburg
Subject: Governor Corbett’s Proposed Education Budget for 2011-2012
Speakers: Ron Cowell, President, EPLC
Mike Wood, Research Director, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center

March 17, 2011 – Pittsburgh
Subject: Subject: Governor Corbett’s Proposed Education Budget for 2011-2012
Speakers: Ron Cowell, President, EPLC
Mike Wood, Research Director, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center


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