Angela Valenzuela, Director
Texas Center for Education Policy
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 • 9:00AM to 4:00PM CST
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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.
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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