The Future of Education Finance Summit 2017

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The Four Seasons

200 International Drive

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The Future of Education Finance Summit is an event sponsored by Reason Foundation and Allovue, Inc on July 17, 2017 in Baltimore Maryland. We invite you to participate with other education finance professionals, researchers, policymakers and district leaders for a day of networking, learning, and discussion of the future of education finance.

The Summit will be held on Monday July 17 from 8am-4pm. The full agenda can be found below.

8:00-8:30am: Breakfast and Registration

8:30-8:45: Welcome to the Future of Education Finance Summit

8:50-9:40: Keynote

Benjamin Jealous | Partner, Kapor Capital

Benjamin Todd Jealous is an internationally renowned civil and human rights leader, working at the intersection of technology and social impact. As a partner at Kapor Capital, he invests in seed-stage startup companies that use technology to solve social problems such as making poverty less expensive, high quality education more accessible, and living wage jobs more prevalent. A Rhodes Scholar, Jealous has been named to the 40 under 40 lists of both Forbes and Time magazines. Between 2008 and 2013, Jealous served as the president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Under his leadership, the NAACP experienced its first multi-year membership growth and became the largest civil rights organization online and on mobile devices.

Jealous currently serves on the Board of Directors of the tech firm Pigeonly, which helps incarcerated men and women stay in contact with their families and society through low-cost cutting-edge voice and image sharing technology. He is an advisor to both WorkAmerica-- a social impact startup that helps unemployed Americans embark on well-paying technical careers-- and PayNearMe--a startup that helps people who do not have credit cards access to online economy. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Level Playing Field Institute, Rosenberg Foundation, and Southern Elections Fund.

9:50-10:40: Breakout Session A

  • Leadership in EdFinance: Transforming Your District: Moving from Standardization to Innovation
  • District Spotlight: Budgeting and Financial Transparency
  • Research and Policy: New Models for Property Tax and Equity

10:50-11:40: Breakout Session B

  • Leadership in EdFinance: The Academic Perspective on Finance: How Do You Know Which Instructional Programs are Working?
  • District Spotlight:Connecting Spending to Outcomes in Maury County
  • Research and Policy: Future of School Finance and School Funding Formulas at the State Level

11:45-12:45: Lunch and Networking

Lunch Panel- When Dollars Follow the Kids: A Discussion on Student-Based Budgeting

12:50-1:40: Breakout Session C

  • Leadership in EdFinance: Building Financial Capacity Across the Organization
  • District Spotlight: Student-Based Budgeting in Louisiana and Tennessee
  • Research and Policy: State Funding Policy- A for AZ

1:50-2:40: Breakout Session D

  • Leadership in EdFinance: Importance of Financial Reviews for New Superintendents
  • District Spotlight: Rising Costs and Declining Revenues: Budget Balancing Strategies
  • Research and Policy: Weighted Student Funding in the States 2017

2:50-3:40: Breakout Session E

  • Leadership in EdFinance: Keeping Up with Technology: Adapting to Shifts in Technology and Infrastructure
  • District Spotlight: Building Capacity for Student-based Budgeting
  • Research and Policy: Using Federal Funds for Local Impact

3:40-4:00: Closing


We have a block of rooms reserved at the Marriott Waterfront

Address: 700 Aliceanna Street Baltimore, Maryland 21202

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