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Teachers College, Columbia University
Teachers College
Columbia University

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2/8/2010 ~ 2/9/2010 at  Cowin Center, Teachers College.

Day 1: Monday, February 08, 2010

9:00 AM - 9:15 AMWelcome & Conference Overview
9:15 AM - 10:15 AMKeynote Address, Day 1
  Welcome & Introduction: Susan Furhman
   Gov. Edward G. Rendell (via live video)
10:15 AM - 11:15 AMThe Impact of ARRA on Educational Equity and Innovation
  A. The View from the States: Governors’ and State Education Department Perspectives on ARRA Implementation
   Jack Jennings
  B. Following the Money: A National Survey of How the ARRA Funds Are Really Being Used
   Jessica Wolff
   Daniel Yaverbaum
  Moderator:
   Luis Huerta
11:15 AM - 11:30 AMCoffee Break
11:30 AM - 12:30 PMSession 1 (continued)
  C. The ARRA and School Funding Equity? A Quantitative Analysis
   Bruce Baker
   David Sciarra
  Moderator:
   Luis Huerta
12:30 PM - 1:45 PMLunch and Break-out Discussions with Presenters
1:45 PM - 3:15 PMChallenges and Promising Practices: Voices from Across the Nation
  A. Stabilization Funds
   Joseph Martin
  B. Title I
   Timothy Mitchell
  C. IDEA
   Candace Cortiella
  Moderator:
   Michele McNeil
3:15 PM - 3:30 PMCoffee Break
3:30 PM - 5:00 PMHandling Budget Shortfalls in New York State: The Impact of Budget Cuts, CFE, and ARRA
  New York City
   Photeine Anagnostopoulos
   Alison Avera
  Syracuse
   Daniel Lowengard
   Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey
  New York State
   Glynda Carr
   Geri Palast
  Moderator:
   Jennifer Medina

Day 2: Tuesday, February 09, 2010

9:00 AM - 10:00 AMKeynote Address, Day 2
  Welcome & Introduction: Michael Rebell
   Russlynn Ali
10:00 AM - 11:15 AMThe Changing Federal Role in Education
  The Changing Federal Role
   Maris Vinovskis
  Discussants:
   Carl Kaestle
   Elizabeth De Bray-Pelot
  Moderator:
   Thomas James
11:15 AM - 11:30 AMCoffee Break
11:45 AM - 1:00 PMSafeguarding Progress toward Educational Equity and Opportunity in Hard Times
  Safeguarding Progress
   Michael Rebell
  Discussant:
   Jamienne Studley
  Moderator:
   Theodore Shaw
1:00 PM - 2:15 PMLunch and break out discussions with presenters
2:15 PM - 3:45 PMMaintaining Educational Opportunity in the Hard Times Ahead: Federal and State Perspectives
  Panelists:
   Jack Jennings
   Mitchell Chester
  Moderator:
   John Merrow
3:45 PM - 4:00 PMProspects for Equity: Closing Plenary