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Governor's K-12 Education Reform Summit

Office of Governor Bob McDonnell

Monday, August 5, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

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The Governor’s K-12 Education Reform Summit
Chantilly, Virginia • August 5, 2013
Registration available, here: http://govk12summit.eventbrite.com/


7:15am            Registration Opens


8:00am            Welcome Breakfast Featuring College Presidents Panel
A look at K-12 from the lens of higher education.
Facilitator: Laura Fornash (Virginia Secretary of Education)
Panel: President Ángel Cabrera (George Mason University), President Pamela Fox (Mary Baldwin College), President Keith Miller (Virginia State University), Chancellor Donna Price Henry (University of Virginia’s College at Wise) President Robert G. Templin, Jr.  (Northern Virginia Community College)


9:00am            Remarks from Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam
Via Skype


9:20am            Break I


9:30am           Issue Session I: The International Case for Reform
Where do we stand? A look at Virginia’s competitiveness.
Facilitator: Ned Massee (MeadWestvaco)
Panelists: Delegate Kirk Cox (House Majority Leader and Retired Teacher), Christy Hovanetz (Foundation for Excellence in Education), Ariela Rozman (The New Teacher Project)


10:45am          Issue Session II: Assessing Students
Are Virginia students college and career ready?
Facilitator: Dr. Kristina Doubet (James Madison University)
Panelists: Dean of Engineering Dr. Oktay Baysal (Virginia Board of Education), Ted Rebarber (Accountability Works), Andy Rotherham (Bellwether Education)


12:00pm          Lunch Featuring S. Dallas Dance (Superintendent, Baltimore County Public Schools)


1:15pm            Break II


1:30pm           Issue Session III: Strategies for Struggling Schools
A look at school improvement across the nation.
Facilitator: Anne O’Toole (Former Virginia Principal)
Panelists: David Foster (Chairman, Virginia Board of Education), Aubrey Layne, Jr. (Achievable Dream), Shree’ Medlock (Black Alliance for Educational Options)

2:30pm           Issue Session IV: Entrepreneurship in Education Reform
Maintaining momentum. What’s next?
Facilitator: Susan Patrick (The International Association for K-12 Online Learning)
Panelists: Nadya Chinoy Dabby (Acting Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement), Eva Colen (Teach for America), Bob Mooney (New Richmond Ventures), Dr. Pam Moran (Superintendent, Albemarle County Public Schools)


3:30pm            Break III


3:45pm           Issue Session V: Building Virginia’s Public Charter School Market
How does Virginia ensure quality while building capacity?
Facilitator: Kara Kerwin (Center for Education Reform)
Panelists: Rick Cruz (DC Prep), Allison Fansler (KIPP DC), Scott Pearson (DC Public Charter School Board), Russ Simnick (National Alliance for Public Charter Schools)    


4:45pm           Issue Session VI: Building Leaders in Education    
Ensuring a culture of leadership in K-12 education. 
Facilitator: Dr. Javaid Siddiqi (Virginia Deputy Secretary of Education)
Panelists: Dr. Kate Cassada (University of Richmond), Jackie Gran (New Leaders), Dr. Megan Tschannen-Moran (The College of William & Mary), Dr. Jamelle Wilson (Superintendent, Hanover County Public Schools)


5:45pm           Dinner Featuring Governor McDonnell
                      With Secretary Jim Dyke and Delegate Kirk Cox



Summit Sponsors


Innovation Sponsors:

Edison Learning
Dominion Resources


Outcome Sponsors:
Amazon Web Services
Calvert Education
McGuireWoods Consulting
Micron Foundation
National Governors Association
Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association


Event Sponsors:
Carnegie Learning, Inc.
The Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia
Department of Education
George Mason University 
Longwood University
Norfolk State University 
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia 
University of Mary Washington
University of Virginia
Virginia Community College System 
Virginia Lottery
Virginia Tech




Have questions about Governor's K-12 Education Reform Summit? Contact Office of Governor Bob McDonnell

When & Where

Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles
14750 Conference Center Dr
Chantilly, VA 20151

Monday, August 5, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

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