Public & Higher Education

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Saturday | 8:30 AM

Flawn Academic Center, Auditorium

Higher Ed Funding and Spending

Is there enough money available to educate the next generation of Texans — and who should foot the bill?

Supported by Deloitte

Dan Branch

Former State Representative

Garrett Groves

Economic Opportunity Director at the Center for Public Policy Priorities

Brenda Hellyer

Chancellor of San Jacinto College

Paula Short

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost for the University of Houston

Matthew Watkins (mod.)

Reporter for The Texas Tribune

Saturday | 9:50 AM

Flawn Academic Center, Auditorium

Testing, Accountability and College Readiness

Five superintendents on how to put the greatest number of students on the best path forward

Art Cavazos

Superintendent of Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District

HD Chambers

Superintendent of the Alief Independent School District

Paul Cruz

Superintendent of the Austin Independent School District

Steve Flores

Superintendent of the Round Rock Independent School District

Susan Simpson Hull

Superintendent of the Grand Prairie Independent School District

Eva-Marie Ayala (mod.)

Reporter for the Dallas Morning News

Saturday | 11:10 AM

Flawn Academic Center, Auditorium

The Right Response on Sexual Assault

What we learned from Baylor and where we go from here

Paula Lavigne

Reporter & Data Analyst for ESPN’s Outside the Lines

J.M. Lozano

State Representative

Wanda Mercer

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas System

Sierra Smith

Baylor University Student and Advocate for Sexual Assault Survivors

Morgan Smith (mod.)

Reporter for The Texas Tribune

Saturday | 1:45 PM

Flawn Academic Center, Auditorium

Why School Finance is So Hard

Forget about adequacy and equity. We can’t even agree on whether more money is a good idea.

Supported by the Texas Association of Realtors and Raise Your Hand Texas

Diego Bernal

State Representative

Donna Howard

State Representative

Dan Huberty

State Representative

Aliyya Swaby (mod.)

Reporter for The Texas Tribune

Saturday | 3:05 PM

Flawn Academic Center, Auditorium

What HBCUs Mean for Texas

By enabling educational attainment and opportunity, they strengthen communities and lift up students and families

Colette Pierce Burnette

President and CEO of Huston-Tillotson University

Austin Lane

President of Texas Southern University

Michael Sorrell

President of Paul Quinn College

James White

State Representative

Corrie MacLaggan (mod.)

Managing Editor at The Texas Tribune

Saturday | 4:25 PM

Flawn Academic Center, Auditorium

One on One with Mike Morath

The Texas Education Commissioner on what it will take to make our schools and school districts the best in the nation

Supported by Pearson

Mike Morath

Texas Education Commissioner

Evan Smith  (mod.)

CEO of The Texas Tribune

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