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Highlighting the Latest in Charter School News and Opportunities

May 5, 2008

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Doug Mesecar, Assistant Deputy Secretary

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Leslie Hankerson

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Erin Pfeltz

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Jeanne Siegel

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Nancy Paulu

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Melvin Rogers    Program Assistant

 

 

 

 

U.S. Department of Education

Office of Communications & Outreach, Press Office

400 Maryland Ave., S.W.

Washington, D.C. 20202

 

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

 

EVENT DATE:        Monday, May 5, 2008, at 10 a.m. EDT

 

CONTACTS:         Samara Yudof or Jo Ann Webb, (202) 401-1576

 

 

SECRETARY SPELLINGS TO DELIVER REMARKS AT THE NATIONAL CHARTER SCHOOL POLICY FORUM

IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

 

Forum to provide a platform for increasing knowledge and a better understanding of the challenges and successes of charter schools

 

U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings will deliver remarks at the National Charter School Policy Forum, hosted by the U.S. Department of Education, on Monday, May 5, at 10 a.m. EDT. The forum will take place from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT in the U.S. Department of Education’s Barnard Auditorium in Washington, D.C. More than 100 national charter school experts and some of the nation’s foremost leaders and thinkers on school choice and charter schools will discuss the successes and challenges facing these schools.

 

 

MONDAY, MAY 5

 

WHO:                    

-         U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings

-         Raymond Simon, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

-         David Dunn, Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Education

-         Doug Mesecar, Assistant Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

-         Holly Kuzmich, Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Education

-         Dean Kern, Director of Charter Schools, U.S. Department of Education

-         Emma Vadehra, Education Counsel, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

-         Lindsay Hunsicker, Senior Education Policy Advisor, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

-         Alice Johnson Cain, Senior Education Policy Advisor, U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor

-         Chad A. Miller, Professional Staff Member, U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor

-         Richard Barth, CEO, KIPP Foundation

-         Stephanie Sanford, Deputy Director, U.S. Program Advocacy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

-         Derrell Bradford, Deputy Director, Excellent Education for Everyone (E3)

-         Matthew Candler, CEO, New Schools for New Orleans

-         Julie Clark Goodyear, Executive Director, Foundation for a Greater Opportunity, Carl C. Icahn Charter School

-         Paul Pastorek, Superintendent, Louisiana State Department of Education

-         Gerard Robinson, CEO and President, Black Alliance for Educational Options

-         Bryan Hassel, Co-Director, Public Impact

-         Rick Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute

-         John Lock, CEO and President, Charter School Growth Fund

-         Ted Mitchell, CEO NewSchools Venture Fund

-         Andrew Rotherham, Co-Director, Education Sector

-         Nelson Smith, President, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

 

WHAT:                   Remarks at the National Charter School Policy Forum

 

WHERE:                 U.S. Department of Education

                                                Barnard Auditorium

                                                400 Maryland Ave., S.W.

                                                Washington, D.C.

 

WHEN:                   Monday, May 5, at 10 a.m. EDT

 

 

 

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