A Conference on EDUCATION, November 12, 2015


Capitol Weekly and the University of California, UC Center present: EDUCATION, a conference examining California’s education landscape. This day-long conference will be held in Sacramento on November 12, 2015, at 1231 I Street, in the third-floor conference room.


Nearly two dozen experts, including state officials, educators, regulators, union leaders, charter school advocates, journalists and fiscal analysts will discuss a wide range of topics.


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Welcoming remarks
9:00 am
Rob Gunnison, President of the Board, Open California
Tim Foster, executive director, Open California

Panel 1: Fiscal Impacts
Moderated by Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle
Jeff Bell, Department of Finance
Jai Sookprasert, California School Employees Association
Vince Brown, California State Treasurer’s office
Jannelle Kubinec, WestEd

Panel 2: Accountability
Moderated by John Fensterwald, EdSource
Myrna Castrejon, California Charter Schools Association
Bill Lucia, EdVoice
Samantha Tran, Children Now
Patty Scripter, California PTA (invited)
Shannan Brown, San Juan Unified School District

Luncheon and Keynote address
Delaine Eastin, former Superintendent of Public Instruction
Introduction by John Howard, editor, Capitol Weekly

Panel 3: Common Core
Moderated by Tom Chorneau, The Cabinet Report
Angela Stegall, teacher, Marysville High School
Andrea Venezia, EdInsight
Hilary McLean, Capitol Impact

Panel 4: Political Forces
Moderated by Dan Walters, Sacramento Bee
Ben Austin, Students Matter
Carlos Marquez, California Charter Schools Association
Jeffery Freitas, California Federation of Teachers
Rich Zeiger, retired Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction
Teri Holoman, California Teachers Association

Registration rate is $199. Special $99 rate for California state government staff.

Click here to register.

Thanks to our sponsors, a number of no-cost scholarships are available for students, and for anyone for whom cost is an issue. Contact Kathy Brown at Capitol Weekly, (916) 444 7665, for information on applying for a scholarship or registration fee-waiver.

Members of the press, please call Kathy Brown at 916 444 7665 for credentials.

The Education conference will be held in Sacramento at the SBCTC Conference Center, 1231 I Street. Registration includes lunch and all conference materials.

For Sponsorship information, contact Tim Foster at (916) 444 7665 or tim.foster@capitolweekly.net or Michelle Matheson at 916 669 9372 or michelle@aim-point.com.

For Registration information contact Kathy Brown at (916) 444 7665 or kathy.brown@capitolweekly.net.

For questions about content, please contact John Howard at (916) 444-7665 or john.howard@capitolweekly.net.

Thanks to our sponsors: The California Endowment, The Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations, The California Charter Schools Association, The California School Employees Association, The California Center for Civic Participation, The California Channel, The Gualco Group, Comcast Spotlight, KP Public Affairs, The State Building and Construction Trades Council, California Professional Firefighters, Lucas Public Affairs and the California Teachers Association.


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