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Teachers College, Columbia University
Teachers College
Columbia University

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11/13/2006 ~ 11/14/2006 at  Teachers College, Columbia University

Schedule of Presentations

Day 1: Monday, November 13, 2006

 Registration/Continental Breakfast : 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
 Opening Remarks : 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
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 Session 1: History of Standards Based Reform : 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
  Our Children's Burden: A History of Federal Education Policies that Ask (now require) Our Public Schools to Solve Social Inequality
   Amy Stuart Wells
  Panelist
   Edmund Gordon
  Panelist
   Walker Erica
 Break : 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
 Session 2: Narrowing the Achievement Gap : 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  The Challenge and Opportunity of African American Educational Achievement in the United States
   Michael Nettles
  Educational Policy in the United States for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students: Foundation or Barrier
   Eugene Garcia
  Closing the Achievement Gap and Students with Disabilities: The New Meaning of a “Free and Appropriate Public Education”
   Margaret McLaughlin
  Panelist
   Ronald Ferguson
  Panelist
   Ofelia Garcia
  Panelist
   Paul O' Neil
  Panelist
   John Merrow
 Lunch : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 Session 3: Standards and Assessments : 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
  Standards, Tests and NCLB; What Might Come Next
   Robert Schwartz
  Panelist
   Diane Ravitch
  Panelist
   Jeffrey Henig
 Break : 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
 Break-out Discussion Sessions : 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Day 2: Tuesday, November 14, 2006

 Continental Breakfast : 8:10 AM - 8:45 PM
 Equity Campaign Policy Perspectives : 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM
  Opening Remarks
   Michael A. Rebell
 Session 4: Progress and Outcomes : 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  'Proficiency for All' – An Oxymoron
   Richard Rothstein
  Improving the Accountability Provisions of NCLB
   Robert Linn
  Panelist
   Frederick Hess
  Panelist
   Manny Rivera
  Panelist
   Jeffrey Henig
 Break : 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
 Session 5: Highly Qualified Teachers : 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  A Federal Foray Into Teacher Certification: Assessing the "Highly Qualified Teacher" Provision of NCLB
   Susanna Loeb
  Panelist
   Barnett Berry
  Panelist
   Karen Zumwalt
  Panelist
   Eve Walker
 Lunch : 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
 Session 6: Improving Instructional Capacity : 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
  The Problem of Capacity in the (Re)Design of Educational Accountability Systems
   Richard Elmore
  Panelist
   Tom Hatch
  Panelist
   N. Gerry House
  Panelist
   Tom Loveless
  Panelist
   Jeffrey Henig
 Break : 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
 Practitioner Reaction Panel : 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
  Panelist
   Arlene Ackerman
  Panelist
   George Wood
  Panelist
   Leslie Jirsa
 Closing Keynote Adress : 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
  Closing Remarks
   Laurie M. Tisch
  Closing Keynote
   Cory Booker