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October 28, 2020

Educate Texas & Philanthropy Advocates Virtual Fall Policy Convening

Educate Texas and Philanthropy Advocates hosted our virtual fall policy conference to hear from education experts and state policymakers about the most important challenges facing Texas education and the role that education advocates play in restarting and reinventing education in the time of COVID and beyond. Recordings of the conference are available for you to view.

When:

October 28, 2020 - June 4, 2021 | Time: October 28th and October 30th

Where:

Virtual

Details:

Educate Texas and Philanthropy Advocates hosted our virtual fall policy conference to hear from education experts and state policymakers about the most important challenges facing Texas education and the role that education advocates play in restarting and reinventing education in the time of COVID and beyond.
 

Speakers

View our speakers' biographies here

Agenda

Opening Remarks + Keynote: Reimagining Education in the COVID-19 Era

Featuring Former Secretaries of Education Margaret Spellings and Arne Duncan. Moderated by Emily Ramshaw (The 19th News).

Watchhttps://youtu.be/Cepk_Y5hW_c 



The Intersection of Health/Human Services & Education Policy in 2021 – State Budget Battles or Opportunity for Alignment?

Featuring Elena Marks (Episcopal Health Foundation), Stephanie Rubin (Texans Care for Children), Pam Wells (Education Service Center, Region 4) and Michelle Harper (Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute). Moderated by Ross Ramsey (The Texas Tribune).

Watchhttps://youtu.be/slp9vjBfWIw 


Policy Deep Dive: Educate Texas/Philanthropy Advocates 2021 Policy Agenda

Educate Texas and Philanthropy Advocates grantees and partners will discuss key education policy priorities for the upcoming legislative session.

  1. School Funding in Light of COVID
  2. Early Literacy
  3. Effective Teaching
  4. Pathways to College and Career

Watch Overviewhttps://youtu.be/IJm-6KDPASw 



Friday, October 30, 2020

Broadband Connectivity in Texas - Challenges and Opportunities

Presented in collaboration with Texas Rural Funders.

Featuring Lonnie Hunt (Deep East Texas Council of Governments), Jordana Barton (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas) and Luis Acuna (Texas 2036). Moderated by Dr. Wynn Rosser (TLL Temple Foundation).

Watchhttps://youtu.be/h7BXyPdx-yk


Legislator Panel: What to Expect in 2021 and Beyond

Featuring Chairman Dan Huberty (House Committee on Public Education), Chairman Larry Taylor (Senate Committee on Education), Chairman Giovanni Capriglione (House Appropriations Committee) and Chairman Chris Turner (House Committee on Higher Education) (Additional speakers to be announced). Moderated by Kirk Watson (Former Texas State Senator, Hobby School of Public Affairs).

Watchhttps://youtu.be/IioZcG-DUoA


Interactive Lunch Discussion and Election Preview

Presented by Evan Smith (Texas Tribune)

Watchhttps://youtu.be/52-Qt_d2dcM

  • 10.28.2020 - 06.04.2021 October 28th and October 30th

    Educate Texas & Philanthropy Advocates Virtual Fall Policy Convening

    Educate Texas and Philanthropy Advocates hosted our virtual fall policy conference to hear from education experts and state policymakers about the most important challenges facing Texas education and the role that education advocates play in restarting and reinventing education in the time of COVID and beyond.

    Recordings of the conference are available for you to view.

  • 02.10.2021 - 02.10.2021 1:00 - 2:00 PM CT

    Webinar: Building the Advocacy Infrastructure to Win Equity Victories for Children and Families

    On February 10th, Capita will release a new report specifically for funders who want to achieve ambitious policy goals for children and families. Philanthropy Advocates is featured in this report as an example model of how funders can engage in policy and advocacy.
     
    The report – Building the Advocacy Infrastructure to Win Equity Victories for Children and Families – is authored by Sara Watson and Kimberly Perry, and outlines both the essential infrastructure needed and how funders must invest to achieve concrete public policy victories. 
     
    On February 10th at 1:00 PM CT Capita will host a virtual conversation with the authors and Barbara Chow (director of the Education program at the Heising-Simons Foundation) to roll out the report. You can find out more and register for the event HERE.
     

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