Are We There Yet? Race to the Top in 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011 - 8:00am
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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act flooded $100 billion dollars into states to assist with budget shortfalls and to reshape education by leveraging federal resources to prompt change at the state and local levels. Five billion dollars of these funds were set aside for the purpose of spurring states, districts, and non-profits to make bold policy changes and develop innovative approaches to improving education.

This event provided an up-to-date status check on Race to the Top, including Race to the Top assessments and School Improvement Grants. Panelists highlighted major successes, as well as key concerns since the funds were awarded last year.

Below are some thoughts on the status of Race to the Top in 2011 from speakers at the event.

 

 

 

 

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SPEAKERS

Charles Barone, Director of Federal Policy, Democrats for Education Reform

Steven Brill, Author, Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America's Schools

Christopher T. Cross, Partner, Cross & Joftus

Daniel Cruce, Deputy Secretary and Chief of Staff, Delaware Department of Education

Shelby Dietz, Research Associate, Center on Education Policy

Pascal (Pat) D. Forgione Jr. Ph.D., Distinguished Presidential Scholar and Executive Director, Center for K-12 Assessment and Performance Management

Cheryl Oldham, Vice President and Executive Director, Institute for a Competitive Workforce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Paul Pastorek, Former Louisiana State Superintendent of Education & Member Emeritus, Chiefs for Change

Michael J. Petrilli, Executive Vice President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Cecilia Retelle, Senior Director of Policy, Institute for a Competitive Workforce

Kate Walsh, President, National Council on Teacher Quality

Ann Whalen, Director, Policy and Program Implementation, Implementation and Support Unit, U.S. Department of Education

  

AGENDA

 

8:00 a.m.

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome

Cheryl Oldham, Vice President and Executive Director, Institute for a Competitive Workforce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
 

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Plenary: Race to the Top: National Perspective

This panel will address the implementation of Race to the Top, including its successes and challenges. What is the future for this federal policy?

Ann Whalen, Director, Policy and Program Implementation, Implementation and Support Unit, U.S. Department of Education

Daniel Cruce, Deputy Secretary and Chief of Staff, Delaware Department of Education

Paul Pastorek, Former Louisiana State Superintendent of Education & Member Emeritus, Chiefs for Change

Charlie Barone, Director of Federal Policy, Democrats for Education Reform

Moderator: Cecilia Retelle, Senior Director of Policy, Institute for a Competitive Workforce

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Plenary: Assessments and Accountability

This panel will take a closer look at the critical components of state reform efforts under Race to the Top and Race to the Top Assessments.

Shelby Dietz, Research Associate, Center on Education Policy

Dr. Pat Forgione, Distinguished Presidential Scholar and Executive Director, Center on K–12 Assessment and Performance Management, Educational Testing Service

Kate Walsh, President, National Council on Teacher Quality

Michael Petrilli, Executive Vice President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Moderator: Christopher Cross, Chairman, Cross & Joftus LLC

12:00 – 12:15 p.m.

Break

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Keynote Lunch

Steven Brill, Author, Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America’s Schools

1:30 p.m.

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