Published Online: September 23, 2014
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What the 2014 Election Results Mean for K-12 Policy

The 2014 Education Week/Gallup Post-Election Review

This free event at Gallup’s Washington, D.C., headquarters featured a scene-setting presentation by Gallup, a wide-ranging national perspective on the 2014 election results from a variety of demographic and public-policy perspectives; detailed analysis by Education Week’s political-reporting staff of the education-specific results and implications; a panel discussion with political insiders and analysts; and a keynote conversation with U.S. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif.

Date

Wednesday,
Nov. 12, 2014
12 noon

Location

Gallup
901 F Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
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Thank you to those who joined us for "After the Storm: What the 2014 Election Results Mean for K-12 Policy."
Video from the event is below.

Panel: How Education Played at the Ballot Box

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Introductions and Recap

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Keynote Conversation With U.S. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif

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Panel: What the 2014 Results Mean for Education Going Forward

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Agenda
  • 12 noon | Networking Luncheon—Great Hall, Gallup
  • 1 p.m. | Introductions/Welcome
    Brandon Busteed, Executive Director, Gallup Education
    Christopher B. Swanson, Vice President for Research & Development, Education Week
  • 1:15 p.m. | The National Landscape
    Frank M. Newport, Ph. D., Editor-in-Chief, Gallup, recaps the midterm elections using Gallup’s analysis and data to tell the story of the Nov. 4, 2014, results.
  • 1: 45 p.m. | How Education Played at the Ballot Box
    Education Week’s political reporters dig deeper into congressional and state-level election results and what they mean for education-policy priorities.
    Lauren Camera, Staff Writer, Education Week
    Alyson Klein, Assistant Editor, Education Week
    Andrew Ujifusa, Staff Writer, Education Week
  • 2:15 p.m. | Networking Break
  • 2:45 p.m. | What the 2014 Results Mean for Education Going Forward
    An Education Week-moderated discussion offering a range of perspectives from:
    David Cleary, Chief of Staff, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and Republican Staff Director, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
    Jamie Fasteau, Director of Education Policy, House Education and the Workforce Committee—Democratic Staff
    Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President, Policy, Center for American Progress
    Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute
    Roberto Rodriguez, Deputy Assistant to the President for Education, The White House
  • 3:15 p.m. | Keynote Conversation With U.S. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif
    "A Look Ahead" with George Miller, the ranking member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee and one of the architects of the No Child Left Behind Act, and Alyson Klein of Education Week


Keynote Speaker

U.S. Rep. George Miller, D–Calif.
Ranking Member
House Education and the Workforce Committee

@askgeorge

The senior Democrat on the House Education and the Workforce Committee, a former chairman of the education committee, and a leading advocate in Congress on education, labor, the economy, and the environment, Miller was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1974. He represents the 11th District of California in the East Bay of San Francisco, including a majority of Contra Costa County. A principal author of major laws affecting America’s education system, labor and health policy, and the protection of natural resources, Miller announced in January of this year that he would not seek a 21st term this fall.

Miller’s 40-year congressional career has been marked, his website says, by the pursuit of quality education for children from all backgrounds and economic opportunity for the working poor and middle class. He has served as the chairman of three committees—the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families (1983-1992), the Committee on Natural Resources (1992-1994), and the Committee on Education and Labor (2007-2010)—and is the co-chair of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, a leadership position.

Speakers

Brandon Busteed
Executive Director
Gallup Education

@brandonbusteed

Busteed leads the development of Gallup's education work. His work integrates Gallup's research and science on selection, strengths, engagement, and well-being to improve student success, teacher effectiveness, and educational outcomes. His mission is to create a national movement to measure the educational outcomes that matter most, connect education to jobs and job creation, and promote a paradigm shift from knowledge mastery to emotional engagement in education.

Frank M. Newport, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief
Gallup

Since 1991, Newport has managed and analyzed the United States' most-respected and longest-running continuous monitor of American public opinion. He reports regularly for Gallup.com, USA Today, NPR, CNBC, and other media organizations. He is the author of God Is Alive and Well: The Future of Religion in America and Polling Matters: Why Leaders Must Listen to the Wisdom of the People.

David Cleary
Chief of Staff to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Republican Staff Director
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Cleary has served as the chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., since December 2013. He is also the Republican staff director for the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, a position he has held since 2012. Cleary served as the legislative director for Sen. Alexander from February 2011 until December 2013, and he has been working with the senator since 2006.

He previously served as a staff member for the U.S. House of Representatives Education and the Workforce Committee under then-Chairman John Boehner, R-Ohio, and as a legislative analyst for the U.S. Department of Education.

Jamie Fasteau
Director of Education Policy
House Education and the Workforce Committee — Democratic Staff

Fasteau currently serves as the director of education policy for Rep. George Miller, D–Calif., the senior Democrat on the House Education and the Workforce Committee. Fasteau oversees the committee’s education policy agenda. She previously served as the vice president for federal advocacy at the Alliance for Excellent Education and, before that, as the director of policy at the Alliance, managing its legislative agenda.

Earlier, Fasteau was a legislative assistant for Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., with responsibility for issues of education, children and families, and civil rights, and the government-relations manager for the American Association of University Women. She started her career in Washington as the legislative director of the United States Student Association.

Carmel Martin
Executive Vice President, Policy
Center for American Progress

@CarmelatCAP

Martin manages policy across issue areas and is a key member of the executive team at the Center for American Progress (CAP). Before joining CAP, Martin was the assistant secretary for planning, evaluation, and policy development at the U.S. Department of Education. In that position, she led the department’s policy and budget-development activities and served as a senior adviser to Secretary Arne Duncan.

Previously, Martin served as general counsel and deputy staff director for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., while he was the chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. She also worked as CAP's associate director for domestic policy; as chief counsel and senior policy adviser to Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M.; and as special counsel to Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D. Through her years on Capitol Hill, she worked on legislation related to education, welfare, and health care, among other issues.

Neal McCluskey
Associate Director
Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute

@NealMcCluskey

McCluskey is the associate director of Cato’s Center for Educational Freedom. Prior to working at Cato, McCluskey served in the U.S. Army, taught high school English, and was a freelance reporter covering municipal government and education in suburban New Jersey.

More recently, he was a policy analyst at the Center for Education Reform. McCluskey is the author of the book Feds in the Classroom: How Big Government Corrupts, Cripples, and Compromises American Education, and his writings have appeared in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The Baltimore Sun, and Forbes.

Roberto J. Rodríguez
Deputy Assistant to the President for Education
The White House

Rodríguez serves in the White House Domestic Policy Council as deputy assistant to the president for education. Previously, he was chief education counsel to U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., the late chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. In that capacity, Rodríguez managed the Democratic education agenda for the committee and led policy development and strategy for legislation addressing early-childhood education, elementary and secondary education, higher education, and adult education.

Rodríguez began his tenure on Capitol Hill working for the Senate HELP Committee on the development of the No Child Left Behind Act, and he has worked on various reauthorizations of federal legislation dealing with education and related issues. He earlier worked as a senior education specialist at the National Council of La Raza.

Christopher B. Swanson, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research & Development
Education Week/
Editorial Projects in Education

Swanson is the vice president for research and development of Editorial Projects in Education, the nonprofit corporation that publishes Education Week. As a member of EPE’s senior leadership team, he has responsibilities that include project and product development, strategic planning, fundraising activities, and building relationships with other organizations working to advance American education. Swanson heads EPE’s research and development division, which includes the Research Center, Library, and Knowledge Services units, as well as the Education Week Press, a book-publishing imprint and a portfolio of digital publications.

Mark W. Bomster
Government & Politics Editor
Education Week

Bomster edits Education Week's Government & Politics section, overseeing coverage of federal and state education policy, along with early-childhood education, special education, and school law.

Lauren Camera
Staff Writer
Education Week

Blog: Politics K-12

@laurenonthehill
@PoliticsK12

Camera is Education Week's lead congressional reporter. Her coverage also includes the U.S. Department of Education and federal education policy.

Alyson Klein
Assistant Editor
Education Week

Blog: Politics K-12

@PoliticsK12

Klein is Education Week's lead federal policy reporter with primary responsibility for the U.S. Department of Education, the White House, and other executive agencies.

Andrew Ujifusa
Staff Writer
Education Week

Blog: State EdWatch

@AndrewUjifusa
@StateEdWatch

Ujifusa is Education Week's state policy reporter, covering the nation's governors, legislatures, state schools superintendents, and education agencies.

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