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Mayors Education Summit

Mayor’s Education Summit

Anchorage Hilton

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Tuesday, November 15

8:00     Continental breakfast

8:30     Registration

9:00     Welcome and Introductory Comments

           Participant Check-in

           Trends and changes that have Shaped K-12 in Anchorage

11:15   Break

11:45  Panel One: Creating a World Class Educational System

           Presentation, then dialogue in small groups and in plenary

           Includes working lunch


                    Kati Haycock, President, The Education Trust

                    Samuel Abrams, Visiting Scholar, Teachers College, Columbia University

2:15     Break

2:45     Panel Two: Ensuring Every Child learns to the Best of their Ability

           Presentation, then dialogue in small groups and in plenary


                     Joe Willhoft, Executive Director, Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

                     Dr. Peter Gorman, Senior Vice President, News Corporation; Former Superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, North Carolina;

4:45     Break

5:15     Panel Three: Alternatives to Traditional Education

           Presentation, then dialogue in small groups and in plenary

           Includes working dinner


                     Dr. Mike Feinberg, Co-Founder of the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) and Superintendent, KIPP Houston

                     Dr. Stuart Butler, Distinguished Fellow and Director, Center for Policy Innovation, Heritage Foundation

                     Dr. Patrick Wolf, 21st Century Endowed Chair in School choice, Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas


8:00     (Latest) Adjourn for the evening

Wednesday, November 16

8:30     Continental breakfast

9:00     Reflections on Day One

            Looking Ahead: What is Needed to Create a World Class Education System?

            Identifying Key Values for Scenario Development 
            (Presentation, then work in small groups and in plenary; includes break)

12:15   Development of Scenarios for Community Conversations
           (In large groups and plenary; includes working lunch)

           Checkout by Participants

           Closing Comments and Next Steps

5:00     Adjourn



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