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On The Road: A Symposium on Public Education

  • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Baker Institute
    Rice University, Houston, TX 77005 (map)
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The Tribune is pleased to partner with Rice University's Baker Institute on a daylong symposium on the state of public education in Texas. 

Public Education and the 83rd Legislature

State Sen. DAN PATRICK, R-Houston, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, and state Rep. JIMMIE DON AYCOCK, R-Killeen, chairman of the House Public Education Committee

 

Building A Better Teacher

ROD PAIGE, former U.S. Secretary of Education; GAYLE FALLON, president of the Houston Federation of Teachers; ELISA VILLANUEVA BEARD, chief operating officer of Teach for America; LINDA MCSPADDEN MCNEIL, director of Rice University Center for Education and professor of education


Choice and Charters  

DAVID ANTHONY, CEO of Raise Your Hand Texas; CAPRICE YOUNG, vice president of education at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation; DUNCAN KLUSSMANN, superintendent of the Spring Branch ISD; ROSEMARY PERLMETER, co-founder and CEO of Teaching Trust, founder of Uplift Education


A Conversation about Rice University

EVAN SMITH and DAVID LEEBRON, president of Rice University

 

Ex-Commissioner Confidential  

ROBERT SCOTTMIKE MOSESJIM NELSON and SHIRLEY NEELEY RICHARDSON

 

Accountability and Student Testing

MARGARET SPELLINGS, former U.S. Secretary of Education; TOM PAUKEN, Texas workforce commissioner; ROBERT DURON, Deputy Commissioner, Texas Education Agency; SUSAN KELLNER, vice president of Texans Advocating for Meaningful Student Assessment

 

 

Magnolia Hotel Houston is the preferred hotel for this event. Visit their website or call 888-915-1110 for reservations.

This event is generously supported by:

Rice University's Baker Institute
Hobby Center for the Study of Texas at Rice
Educate Texas
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
Comcast
Houston A+
Harmony Public Schools
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Magnolia Hotel Houston
H-E-B
Texas AFT
Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE)
Greater Texas Foundation
Raise Your Hand Texas
Texas Association for The Gifted and Talented
Thompson & Horton, LLP
SXSW.Edu

Disclosure: though donors and corporate sponsors underwrite our events, they play no role in determining the content, panelists or line of questioning.