JOIN US FOR AN EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE AND LEGISLATIVE AWARDS CEREMONY

General Contact:

Angela Valenzuela, Director
Texas Center for Education Policy

512.471.7055
tcep@austin.utexas.edu

When

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 • 9:00AM to 4:00PM CST

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Where

Austin Hilton Downtown, Governor's Ballroom, Salon AB and C, 4th Floor
500 E. 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701
 

 
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Leading The Nation: A Texas Retrospective on Education Reform

The Texas Center for Education Policy and its partners are excited to announce the upcoming annual state conference “Leading the Nation: A Texas Retrospective on Educational Reform” to be held February 9, 2011 at the Austin Hilton downtown, 9am to 4pm. The event will take place in the Governor's Ballroom, Salon AB and C, 4th floor.

The public event will convene thought leaders from the education, government, business, community, and non-profit sectors with a demonstrated interest in issues of accountability and assessment to identify areas where education reform has a significant impact on education.

The Honorable Paul Sadler, Former Chair, Committee on Public Education, Texas House of Representatives will deliver the luncheon keynote. He will be followed by David Hinojosa, Esq., of Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, who will discuss the condition of education for English language learners in the state of Texas.

Final Agenda 

8:00 to 9:00AM  Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 to 9:30AM   Welcome, Announcements and Invocation

9:30 to 11:00 AM   Reflections on Ten Years of “Texas-style” Accountability

 Albert Kauffman, Associate Professor of Law, St. Mary’s School of Law, San Antonio, Texas

  Angela Valenzuela, Professor, Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Administration, University of Texas at Austin

 Richard Valencia, Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Texas at Austin

 Linda McNeil, Professor, Department of Education, Rice University, Houston, Texas

11:00 to 11:30 AM What about ELLs? The State's Shortcomings in English Language Learner Accountability

Introduction: Gregory Vincent, Vice President, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, University of Texas at Austin

David Hinojosa, Esq., Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF)

Q & A

11:30 to 12:00 PM Break and Lunch

 12:15 to 12:30 PM Luncheon Keynote, Paul Sadler, Former Chair, Committee on Public Education, Texas House of Representatives

12:30 to 1:00 PM  Awards Ceremony

1:30 to 2:30PM   Contemporary Issues in Education Reform in Texas

 The Honorable Senator Florence Shapiro, Chair, Senate Education Committee, Texas Senate

The Honorable Representative Rob Eissler, Chair, Committee on Public Education, Texas House

 The Honorable Representative Paul Sadler, Former Chair, Committee on Public Education, Texas House

3:00 to 4:00PM Networking Hour

 The $30.00 conference fee includes a light breakfast and plated lunch. A reduced rate of $240.00 for a table of 12 is also available. For more information, contact Dr. Angela Valenzuela at (512) 471-7055.

Seating is limited so register today!

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