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Reform, Money, and Politics: The Post-Election Outlook for American Education


This is a pivotal time for education reform in the United States. The historic infusion of more than $100 billion in education-stimulus money has largely run its course, the Race to the Top and i3 grant winners have been announced, and the results of midterm elections are about to shift the political landscape in the states and in Congress. Education leaders are looking to the future of K-12 policy and reform.

On Nov. 12, Education Week held a one-day conference of the nation’s leading policymakers and analysts to examine the practical effects of stimulus-era reforms, delve into the impact of the 2010 election, and discuss the forces that will define the education agenda for years to come.

    Speakers include:
  • KEYNOTE: Melody Barnes, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council
  • Andres Alonso, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Geoffrey Garin, president of Peter Hart Research Associates
  • William R. Hite Jr., superintendent of Prince George’s County Public Schools
  • Carmel Martin, assistant secretary for planning, evaluation and policy development for the U.S. Department of Education
  • David Winston, president of the Winston Group
  • Plus experts from think tanks and senior advisers to Congress on education.

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