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This one-day event was the launching point for the leaders in the field to transposition the public conversation on educational reform. This is the beginning of us collectively changing of the conversation, and broadening. The support base which will result in an increased focus on opportunity, innovation and content knowledge.

Contributors who underwrote the conversation:

Ms. Jeanne Allen
Founder & CEO, The Center for Education Reform

Dr. Jay Greene
Distinguished Professor & Head of the Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas

Dr. Susan Dynarski
Professor of Education, Public Policy & Economics, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, School of Education & Dept. of Economics

Dr. Marcus Winters
Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

Mr. Robert Pondiscio
Senior Fellow & Vice President for External Affairs, Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Dr. Jay Greene
Distinguished Professor & Head of the Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas

Dr. Gerard Robinson
Resident Fellow, Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute

Mr. Tom Vander Ark
CEO & Partner, Getting Smart

Mr. Robert Jackson
Chief Academic Officer, GreatHearts

Mr. Max Eden
Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

Mr. Matthew Ladner
Senior Advisor, Policy & Research, The Foundation for Excellence in Education

Ms. Mary Stafford
Co-Founder, TRUEnorth Education Partners

Dr. Michael Horn
Co-Founder & Distinguished Fellow, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

Mr. Jonathan Hage
Founder & CEO, Charter Schools USA

Ms. Susie Miller Carello
Executive Director, SUNY Charter Schools Institute

Mr. Robert Enlow
President & CEO, EdChoice

Hon. Tim Kelly
Michigan House of Representatives

Dr. Michael Q. McShane
Director of Education Policy, The Show-Me Institute

Mr. John Bailey
Former White House Advisor

Dr. Ted Kolderie
Co-Founder & Senior Fellow, Education Evolving

 

Topics Discussed:

ISOMORPHISM IN EDREFORM

THE GOLD STANDARD OF RESEARCH

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN KNOWLEDGE & ASSESSMENT

REGULATION STIFLING INNOVATION

UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF REFORM POLICY AND PRACTICES

NEXT STEPS ANTICIPATING THE FUTURE

 

Takeaways: 

The conversation between advocates, researchers and policymakers resulted in 10 takeaways—and perhaps an early framework to revive EdReform. Tom Vander Ark provides insight in Education Week.

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