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October 28, 2020

Educate Texas & Philanthropy Advocates Virtual Fall Policy Convening

Educate Texas and Philanthropy Advocates invite you to join 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.  

When:

October 28, 2020 | Time: October 28th and October 30th

Where:

Virtual

Details:

Educate Texas and Philanthropy Advocates invite you to join 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.
 
We will kick off our two-day convening with a moderated discussion that includes Margaret Spellings, President and CEO of Texas 2036 and Former U.S. Secretary of Education, and Arne Duncan, Managing Partner of Chicago CRED and Former U.S. Secretary of Education. Our keynote will be moderated by Emily Ramshaw, Co-founder and CEO, The 19th.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 12:00 - 3:30 pm
Friday, October 30, 2020, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

For questions, contact Becky Calahan (bcalahan@cftexas.org).

This event is by invitation only and registration may be limited. All Philanthropy Advocates members are encouraged to register.
 

Agenda

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

12:00 – 1:30 pm: 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).

1:30 pm: Release of On-Demand Video: 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).

1:30 – 2:00 pm: Break

2:00 – 3:30 pm: 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

Friday, October 30, 2020

8:30 – 9:00 am: Grantmaker Networking Coffee

(please note: this session is for grantmakers only)

9:00 – 10:00 am: 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 Wynn Rosser (TLL Temple Foundation).

10:00 – 10:30 am: Break

10:30 – 11:30 am: 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 Committee on Appropriations) 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).

11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Break

12:00 – 1:00 pm: Interactive Lunch Discussion and Election Preview

Presented by Evan Smith (Texas Tribune)

1:00 pm: Adjourn
 

Please note: all listed times are Central Standard Time.

  • 10.28.2020 October 28th and October 30th

    Educate Texas & Philanthropy Advocates Virtual Fall Policy Convening

    Educate Texas and Philanthropy Advocates invite you to join 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.
     

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