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Pennsylvania Education Summit

Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM (EDT)

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This ticket is available free of charge through the generous sponsorship of Air Products, Customers Bank, Pennsylvania Business Council, Pennsylvania Partnership for Children and Team Pennsylvania Foundation.
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Event Details

9:00 - 9:10   Welcome

Pennsylvania Business Council Chair Kathy Pape, CEO, Pennsylvania-American Water 

9:10 - 9:15  Governor’s Welcome

Honorable Tom Corbett, Governor of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

9:15 - 9:30 Keynote: Education as an Investment in the Community

Peter Danchak, NE PA Regional President, PNC Financial

   Introduced by David W. Sweet, Esq., Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC


9:30 - 10:30  What does it mean to be “Career Ready”? - Skills for the 21st Century

Panel Format: a facilitated conversation

Michelle Staton, Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development

Robert Talley, President, Johnson Matthey

James T. Kunz, Business Agent, International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 66

Dr.Paul L. Starkey, Vice President /Provost, Pennsylvania College of Technology

JoAnn Weinberger, Chair, Public Policy, Pennsylvania Adult Continuing Education Association


10:30 - 11:30  What does it mean to be “College Ready”? - a look at Post-Secondary education

Panel Format: a facilitated conversation

Ron Tomalis, Special Advisor to the Governor on Higher Education

Mike George, CEO, QVC /Member of Governor’s Post Secondary Education Commission

Dr,Anna Weitz, President, Reading Area Community College

Guido Pichini, Chairman of the Board of Governors, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

Dr. Carl J. Strikwerda, President, Elizabethtown College


11:30 - 12:00  Premier of Public Televisions' New Series on Education - "The K-12 Conversation"

Come get a sneak peak of this riveting new series to be aired on the Emmy Award winning public television station WVIA.


12:00 - 1:30  Lunch Keynote: Education as an Imperative

James Nevels, Founder, Swarthmore Group and Former Chairman of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission

     Introduced by John D. Moran, CEO, Moran Industries


1:30 - 1:45 Keynote: What Career & College Readiness Means to GE

Kelli Wells, Director of U.S. Education, GE Foundation


1:45 - 3:15  Are Pennsylvania Schools Ready for Common Core and Keystones - a facilitated conversation

Honorable Mike Folmer, Chairman of Senate Education Committee

Dr. Mark DiRocco, Superintendent, Lewisburg Area School District

W. Gerard Oleksiak, Teacher,  Upper Merion, Vice President, Pennsylvania State Education Association 

Thomas Gluck, Executive Director, Association of Pennsylvania Intermediate Units

Larry Wittig, School Board Member/Chair, State Board of Education


3:15 - 3:45 Keynote: Where Do We Go From Here

Richard Ehst, President, Customers Bank


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When & Where

Harrisburg Hilton
1 North 2nd St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM (EDT)

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