Legislative Conference 2018: Schedule at a Glance

Legislative Conference 2018: Schedule at a Glance

Far too often, political or partisan differences become a roadblock to achieving better student outcomes and ensuring that all students thrive in school, work, and life. Our students deserve education leaders who honestly address our most persistent and challenging issues and view them as opportunities to relentlessly pursue excellent, equitable, and innovative solutions. This year’s Legislative Conference will cover such topics as building state capacity to advance equity and excellence, preparing students to succeed in the future workplace, advancing equitable student-based funding systems, and supporting our great teachers and other school leaders.

The goals of this year’s Legislative Conference are:  

  • Explore and promote the role of the state board to hold firm to equity and excellence in education.
  • Advocate for state leadership under ESSA to move beyond the plan.
  • Develop skills to lead toward common goals of excellence and equity for every student.

Note: Below is a working schedule for the Legislative Conference. Check this space for schedule and programming updates.

Sunday, March 4

8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Registration

8:30 am – 12:00 pm – NASBE Board of Directors Member Orientation – New Board Member Orientation

12:00 pm – 4:30 pm – NASBE Board of Directors Meeting

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – NASBE Government Affairs Committee Meeting

4:45 pm – First shuttle bus leaves Loews Madison Hotel for the Capital Hilton. Buses will depart at 4:45, 5:00, and 5:15 pm.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Opening Reception with CCSSO

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Opening Dinner (Evening Keynote: Doris Kearns Goodwin, presidential historian, public speaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning author)

8:00 – 8:30 pm – Member Meet and Greet

8:45 pm – Last shuttle bus leaves Capital Hilton for Madison Hotel.

 

Monday, March 5

7:00 am – 5:00 pm – Registration

7:30 am – 8:15 am – Networking Breakfast

8:30 am – 9:30 am – Opening General Session: Welcome by NASBE Board of Directors Chair John Kelly and NASBE President and CEO Kristen Amundson. 

This session will also include remarks from Jason Botel, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and other administration priorities.

9:30 am – 10:45 am – General Session: Insights and Lessons Learned from Former White House Education Advisors 

10:45 am – 11:00 am – Break

11:00 am – 12:15 pm – Concurrent Sessions: 

  • Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs
  • Working with Governors and Legislators: Tips and Strategies

12:20 pm – 1:05 pm – Lunch

1:05 pm – 1:15 pm – Transition Break

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm – General Session: Policy Landscape and Legislative Update with Reg Leichty. Other speakers to be announced.   

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm – Break

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm – Concurrent Sessions

  • Principal Leadership in Early Childhood Education
  • Diving Deeper into Teacher Shortage Data: Implications for Teacher Preparation Programs 

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Break

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – General Session: Building State Capacity to Advance Equity

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Networking Reception

 

Tuesday, March 6

7:00 am – 3:00 pm – Registration and Baggage Storage

7:00 am – 8:00 am – Area Meeting Breakfasts

8:15 am  – Shuttle buses depart for Capitol Hill Visitor’s Center

8:45 am – 9:15 am  – Welcome and Opening Remarks from NASBE Board of Directors Chair John Kelly and NASBE President and CEO Kristen Amundson.

9:15 am – 10:15 am – Congressional Remarks. Speakers TBD.

10:15 am – 10:45am – Break 

10:45 am – 12:00 pm – General Session: Advancing Equitable School Funding

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Lunch (Attendees will receive vouchers to the Capitol Visitor’s Center Cafeteria)

1:20 pm  – Capitol tour for up to 50 attendees 

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Visits with Representatives/Senators

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Hill Visit Debrief and Reception at Hotel

Note: Shuttle bus returns to hotel at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm. 

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