Resources for 2015-2016 Pennsylvania EPFP

February 5, 2016 – Postsecondary Education Policy Issues

Agenda (PDF)

January 15, 2016 – School Choices

Agenda (PDF)

PowerPoint slides by EPLC President Ron Cowell, presented during his School Choices Overview presentation

Additional Resources (PDFs and links below):
PA Homeschoolers (magazine edited by Susan and Howard Richman)
Charter & Cyber Charter School Reform Report (by PA Democratic House Education Committee, Chairman James R. Roebuck, Jr.)
PA Coalition of Public Charter Schools’ Statement Concerning Rep. Roebuck’s Report on Charter Schools
PSBA Special Report: The Critical Need for Charter School Reform (PA School Boards Association)
Charter School Resources on the PA Department of Education web site
Home School Legal Defense Association
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency

December 4, 2015 – A Changing Education Environment

Agenda (PDF)

Pennsylvania Demographics Presentation (by John Maurer, PA Data Center)

Additional Resources (PDFs below):
A State Policymaker’s Guide to Expanding Learning Time (by Education Commission of the States)
All Children Deserve the Opportunity to Learn (The Forum on Educational Accountability)
Additional Resources on Shaping School Environments

November 13, 2015 – Ready for Success in College, Career, and Citizenship

Agenda (PDF)

Additional Resources (YouTube link and PDFs below):
Success in the New Economy (YouTube, by Kevin Fleming)
EdWatch State Reports: Pennsylvania (by The Educational Trust, 2012)
Critical Evidence: How the Arts Benefit Student Achievement (The Arts Education Partnership)
Governor’s Commission on College and Career Success: Final Report (Pennsylvania State Board of Education, 2006)
U.S. Common Standards Push Bares Unsettled Issues (by Sean Cavanagh, Quality Counts 2010)
The High Cost of High School Dropouts: What the Nation Pays for Inadequate High Schools (by Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009)
Reinventing the Federal Role in Education: Supporting the Goal of College and Career Readiness for All Students (by Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009)

October 23, 2015 – Leadership and Ethics

Agenda (PDF)

Presentations (PDFs below):
PowerPoint slides shown by Jim Buckheit, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators during the panel discussion on “Leadership for Change: Challenges for Education Leaders”

PowerPoint slides shown by Chuck Allen, U.S. Army (Retired), Professor of Leadership and Cultural Studies at the U.S. Army War College during the panel discussion on “Leadership for Change: Challenges for Education Leaders”

Additional Resources (PDFs below):
Ethics and Army Leadership: Climate Matters (by Charles D. Allen, Culture and the US Army, Spring 2015)
Studies Find More Students Cheating, With High Achievers No Exception (by Richard Perez-Pena, The New York Times, September 7, 2012)
When Ambition Trumps Ethics (by Howard Gardner, The Washington Post, August 31, 2012)
Professional Educator Code of Conduct
Leadership Values and Ethics: Secrets of Leadership Success (by Susan M. Heathfield)
Leadership as Practical Ethics (by Joel Rosenthal, July 23, 2009)
Ethical Leadership – Having Certain Standards and Principles (The Smart Institute)

October 8-9 Regional Leadership Forum

Day 1 Agenda – Gettysburg and Carlisle (PDF)
Day 2 Agenda – Carlisle (PDF)

Debriefing of the Gettysburg Battlefield Tour – Lessons from Gettysburg” and “Strategic Leadership: Vision and Culture” Presentations (one PowerPoint PDF): by Colonel Charles D. Allen, U.S. Army (Retired), Professor, Leadership and Cultural Studies, U.S. Army War College (PA EPFP Class of 2004-2005)

Educating to Enhance Discretionary Judgment” Presentation (PowerPoint PDF): by Colonel Robert M. Mundell, U.S. Army, Chairman, Department of Command, Leadership and Management, U.S. Army War College (PA EPFP Class of 2012-2013)

Managing Change and Army War College Curriculum Reform in Challenging Times” Presentation (PowerPoint PDF): by Dr. Richard Lacquement, Dean, School of Strategic Landpower, U.S. Army War College

Additional Resources:
Battle of Gettysburg Animated Map (by Civil War Trust, “Maps of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (1863))
Letter to the Editor: Reflections on the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg (by Colonel Charles D. Allen, Carlisle Sentinel, July 6, 2013)
Gettysburg Lessons Reverberate In a Modern World (by Colonel Charles D. Allen, The Washington Post, August 24, 2010)

September 17-18 Opening Retreat

Agenda (PDF)

Presentations (PDFs)
Changes in Society, Demography, and Education
Robert E. Feir, Ph.D., Former Senior Fellow

The Role of the State Board of Education and the IRRC
Karen Molchanow, Executive Director
PA State Board of Education

The Role of School Districts and School Boards
Ashley Lenker White, Government Affairs Director and Executive Director, EdPAC
PA School Boards Association

The Role of Research in Education Policy
Dr. Edward Fuller, Director, Penn State Center for Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis
Pennsylvania State University

Additional Resources (PDFs below):
Public Education Primer (Center on Education Policy, January 2012)
Making Law In Pennsylvania (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, House of Representatives)
Education Policy System (Robert E. Feir, August 2009)
PA Bulletin (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania)
Berliner Speech (“Our Impoverished View of Educational Research”, by David C. Berliner, 2006)

Fellows’ Directory
Fellows’ Bios
(PDFs below)
Bonita Allen
Cindy Allen
Tamara Allen
Krista Archibald
Amanda Atkinson
Jennifer Benko
Devin Carosi
Lance Clark
Carol Clymer
Ben Cohen
Cynthia-Grace Devine-Kepner
Robin Felty
Lynn Fuini-Hetten
Brian Gasper
Edward Goldberg
Christina Griffiths
Alan Hack
Linda Woods Huber
Erich T. Joella
Caroline Johns
Julie Kane
Samantha Koch
Lara Luetkehans
Malinda McKillip
Tracy Morgan
Paul Nagle
Rhonda Rabbitt
Ryan Riley
Amy Rogers
Roni Russell
Seth Schram
Davelyn Smeltzer
Matthew Ulmer
Michael Webb
Joy Weems
Deborah Wheeler
Michele Whitecraft
Monique Williams
Timothy Williams
Teresa Wojcik
Christina Wood

Other Fellowship Program-Related Resources (PDFs below)
EPFP Description
EPFP Seminar Schedule
EPFP 2015-16 Application
EPFP Participation Agreement
EPLC Description

Sample Group Policy Projects (PDFs below)
Paper – Teacher Effectiveness and Presentation – Teacher Effectiveness
Paper – School Safety
Paper – School Reform for Workforce Realities and Presentation – School Reform for Workforce Realities
Presentation – Access to High Quality Pre-K Programs
Paper – Community Schools and Presentation – Community Schools
Presentation – Ensuring a Rich P-12 Curriculum in Era of Accountability and Assessment

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