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What the 2014 Election Results Mean for K-12 Policy

The 2014 Education Week/Gallup Post-Election Review
This event occurred on November 12, 2014 4:00 PM EST.
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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.

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12 p.m.

Networking Luncheon

1 p.m.


1:15 p.m.

The National Landscape

1:45 p.m.

How Education Played at the Ballot Box

2:15 p.m.

Networking Break

2:45 p.m.

What the 2014 Results Mean for Education Going Forward

3:15 p.m.

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

Mark W. Bomster was a deputy managing editor overseeing politics, policy, school law, and school finance coverage.
Brandon Busteed
Lauren Camera
Writer Education Week
Lauren Camera formerly wrote for Education Week.
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
Alyson Klein is an assistant editor for Education Week.
Carmel Martin
Executive Vice President, Policy Center for American Progress
Neal McCluskey
George Miller
Frank M. Newport, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief Gallup
Roberto J. Rodríguez
Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development U.S. Department of Education
Roberto J. Rodríguez currently serves as assistant secretary for planning, evaluation, and policy development at the U.S. Department of Education, where he leads the development and review of the Department’s budget and advises the Secretary on all matters related to policy development, implementation, and review. Roberto’s distinguished career in public service includes senior government roles in the White House, as deputy assistant for education to President Barack Obama, and in the U.S. Senate, as chief counsel to the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

Most recently, Rodríguez served as president and CEO of Teach Plus where he built an equity-driven teacher leadership movement that engaged thousands of teachers to shape public policy and instructional practice to deliver greater opportunity for students.

A Michigan native, Rodríguez holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor and a Master of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Christopher B. Swanson is the vice president for development and external communications at Education Week.
Andrew Ujifusa was an assistant editor who covered national education policy and politics.