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.

 

Sunday, March 4 – (Closed to Press)

8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Registration

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

8:00 am – 8:45 am – Networking Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:30 am – Opening General Session: Welcome by NASBE Board of Directors Chair John Kelly and NASBE President and CEO Kristen Amundson. 

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

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm – Federal Policy Landscape and Legislative Update  

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm – Break

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

  • Principal Leadership for Early Learning
  • Diving Deeper into Teacher Shortage Data: Implications for Teacher Preparation Programs 

4:00 pm – 4:20 pm – Break

4:20 pm – 5:30 pm – General Session: Building State Capacity for Equity

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Networking Reception

 

Tuesday, March 6

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

7:00 am – 7:30 am – Area Meeting Breakfasts

7:45 am – Shuttle buses depart for Capitol Hill Visitor’s Center (Senate side, room SVC 210-00)

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 – 9:45 am – Remarks by The Honorable Johnny Isakson, United States Senator (R-GA)

9:45 am – 10:00 am – Remarks by The Honorable Bobby Scott, United States Representative (D-VA) 

10:00 am – 10:30 am – Remarks from Jason Botel, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and other administration priorities.

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 Hill Visitor’s Center Cafeteria)

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

1:20 pm – Capitol Tour (pre-registration required)

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

Note: Shuttle buses will leave Capitol Hill for the Madison Hotel at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm. 

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