Legislative Conference 2019: Conference Sessions

Legislative Conference 2019: Conference Sessions

**Watch this space for updates and details to our 2019 conference sessions.**

Keynote Address and Opening Panel: From a Nation at Risk to a Nation of Hope: Opportunities and Actions

Explore practical policy recommendations from the National Commission that empower board members to seize this unique opportunity to support each and every student’s social, emotional, and academic development. This session will also preview new survey research from NASBE on messaging policy efforts around social and emotional learning to key stakeholders.

(Speakers: Dr. Tim Shriver; Deb Delisle, Alliance for Excellent Education; Pam Loeb, Edge Research; Maya Mathews, Massachusetts State Board of Education, Robert Hull, NASBE, as moderator ) 

Impact of Building Principal Pipelines

Join a live simulcast Wallace Foundation release event of a new, groundbreaking study by the RAND Corporation on the impact of principal pipelines on districts, principals and students.

(Speakers: Will Miller, Wallace Foundation; Susan Gates, RAND Corporation; Sonja Brookins Santelises, Baltimore City Schools; Jeff Eakins, Hillsborough County Public Schools; Monica Goldson, Prince George’s County Public Schools; J. Alvin Wilbanks, Gwinnett County Public Schools )

Amplifying Student Voice in State Board Policymaking

Come hear how students play an active role in state board policymaking. State board members will share lessons-learned to empower student board members and insights into the process for adding a dedicated seat at the table for student voice.

(Speakers: John Kelly, Mississippi State Board o f Education; Martha Harris, Maine State Board of Education; Tatiana Robinson, Student Member, D.C. State Board of Education; Marjoury Alicea, Student Member, D.C. State Board of Education; Sandy Boyd, Seek Common Ground)

Steps any State Board can Take to Address Teacher Pipeline Issues

In this talk Kate Walsh, president of the National Council on Teacher Quality, will address teacher pipeline issues and various steps board members can take to ameliorate issues.  Please come prepared with your issues related to pipeline as this is intended to be an dynamic exchange!

(Speaker: Kate Walsh, National Council on Teacher Quality)

Seizing the Opportunity to Align Perkins, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Assistant Secretary Scott Stump will lead a conversation on rethinking career and technical education and explore state board levers to prepare students for a changing economy.

(Speakers: Scott Stump, U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education; Susan Therriault, American Institutes for Research; Rachel Wise, Nebraska State Board of Education and NASBE Chair; Byron Ernest, Indiana State Board of Education and NASBE Secretary/Treasurer) 

Preparing High School Students for Tomorrow’s Economy

High schools can be the fulcrum for improving our elementary and middle schools and successful transitions to postsecondary education and work.  Join a session on achieving your state’s vision for transforming high schools and preparing all students for the future of work.

(Speakers: TBD)  

Rural Access to High-Level Courses

Explore ways to increase access to high-level course work in rural schools, including recruiting and retaining teachers. 

(Speakers: TBD)

Insights into ESSA Implementation with Assistant Secretary Frank Brogan

Join Frank Brogan, Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education to hear insights into ESSA implementation and key priorities for the U.S. Department of Education. 

Promoting Whole Child Health through Policymaking

Earlier this year, NASBE re-launched its popular State Policy Database on School Health, a library of all existing state statutory and regulatory language on student health aligned to the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model. Join us as we explore this improved online tool, as well as suite of resources, developed by Child Trends, to help state policymakers better understand the current landscape of school health policy and ways they can act to promoted whole child health.  

(Speakers: Deborah Temkin, Child Trends; Tia Taylor Williams, American Public Health Association )




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