8:00AM – 12:15PM
Check-In/Registration (M1 Foyer)
8:00AM – 8:30AM
Breakfast (M1 Foyer)
8:30AM – 9:15AM
Understanding the Changing Legal Landscape Under the Trump Administration (CLICK HERE for presentation)
The U.S. Department of Education is withdrawing regulations and guidance released by the Obama Administration and is issuing new guidance in a number of areas that affect school districts. This presentation will provide an overview of the significant regulatory changes and how they will affect your school(s).
Maree Sneed, Senior Counsel
Michelle Tellock, Senior Associate
9:15AM – 10:00AM
Crossfire Debate: Delivering on the Promise of School Choice
School choice has been heralded as the panacea for improving student achievement and increasing opportunities for low-income and minority students. Leading national voices on this hot topic will debate how school choice is delivering on its promise, how it is not, and what steps can be taken to improve public school choice options to families and students.
Michael Petrilli, President Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Richard Kahlenberg, Senior Fellow
The Century Foundation
Moderator, Caitlin Emma
Education Reporter, Politico
10:00AM – 10:15AM
Dr. Anna Hinton, Director, Parental Options and Improvement
U.S. Department of Education
10:15AM – 11:15AM
Programmatic Changes to MSAP From FY 2010 to FY 2017:
A Trend Analysis
Competitive preference priorities and programmatic allowances for the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) have changed over time. This presentation will examine these changes and review trend data from four cohorts. The MSAP team will discuss the effects and implications of the changes and highlight past cohorts’ successes and challenges.
Dr, Anna Hinton, Director
Jennifer Todd, Supervisory Education Program Specialist
Parental Options and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education
Aligning the Standards of Excellence with the Every Student Succeeds Act (CLICK HERE for presentation)
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides flexibility to states for measuring student achievement and holding schools accountable for their performance. Each state will setup their own accountability systems and will be given the freedom to use different approaches to achieve their goals.
During this session, learn how the Five Pillars of Magnet Schools and the Standards of Excellence align with ESSA and how the national certification process can facilitate school improvement and help your schools meet state required performance benchmarks.
Jhone Ebert, Senior Deputy Commissioner for Education Policy, New York State Education Department
Kelly Bucherie, Director of Magnet School Leadership, Magnet Schools of America/The National Institute for Magnet School Leadership