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U.S. Department of Education High School Leadership Summit
Washington Hilton & Towers
October 8, 2003
 
AGENDA
 
7:45 a.m.
Registration begins at the Washington Hilton & Towers
 
Exhibit Hall, Concourse Level
 
7:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast For All Attendees
 
Exhibit Hall, Concourse Level
 
9:00 a.m.
PLENARY SESSION BEGINS
 
Exhibit Hall, Concourse Level
 
9:00 a.m.
Welcome & Introduction of U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige
 
Dr. Susan Sclafani, Acting Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
 
 
Morning Keynote Address
 
“Preparing America’s Future: Challenges, Issues, and Possibilities For America’s High Schools and American Youth”
 
 
 
Remarks on “Career Voyages”
 
 
 
DISCUSSION: Leadership In Setting The Agendas For High Schools
 
Dr. James Pughsley Microsoft Word icon, Superintendent, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Hon. Ted Stilwill, President-Elect of the Council of Chief State School Officers, Iowa Director of Education
Dr. Cheri Yecke, Minnesota Commissioner of Education
 
 
“The Social And Educational Imperative For Creating High Expectations For All”
 
Kati Haycock Microsoft PowerPoint icon, Director, The Education Trust
 
 
DISCUSSION: High Expectations: Hearing From The Students
 
Moderator: Ann Duffett, Senior Vice President, Public Agenda
Kelvin Alejo, Student, Banana Kelly High School
Gina Rodriguez, Student, The Metropolitan School
Nestor Tejada, Student, Banana Kelly High School
Lindsay Ullman, Student, Corning-Painted Post West High School, Student Chair of National Association of Student Councils Board
 
 
“What Works and What’s Hopeful About High School Improvement”
 
Dr. Grover (Russ) Whitehurst Microsoft PowerPoint icon, Director, Institute of Education Science, U.S. Department of Education
 
 
Announcement of break
 
Hans Meeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary
 
11:40 a.m.
-BREAK-
 
12:10 p.m.
-WORKING LUNCH-
 
12:55 p.m.
DISCUSSION: Setting Higher Expectations – Panel I
 
Moderator: Dr. Susan Sclafani, Acting Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Dr. Gene Bottoms Microsoft Word icon, Senior Vice President, Southern Regional Education Board
Rob Mosbacher, President, Mosbacher Energy Company, Co-Chair for The Center for State Scholars
Jim Shelton, Program Director, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
 
 
DISCUSSION: Setting Higher Expectations – Panel II
 
Moderator: Hans Meeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Karen Daniels Microsoft Word icon, Headmaster/Principal, Excel High School
Dr. Charlesetta Deason Microsoft Word icon, Principal, DeBakey High School For Health Professions Microsoft Word icon
Irasema Salcido, Founder and Principal, Cesar Chavez Public Charter HS for Public Policy
 
 
Wrap up and Summary
 
Dr. Eugene Hickok, Acting Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
 
2:15 p.m.
-PLENARY SESSION ENDS-
 
2:30 p.m.
High School Summit Breakout Sessions – PART I
 
 
Session 1: “Setting Higher Expectations for Graduation”
Theme: Setting High Expectations and Accountability
 
Georgetown West Room
 
Moderator: Dr. Susan Sclafani, Acting Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Sheila Byrd, Director, American Diploma Project
Eduardo Garcia Microsoft Word icon , Project Manager, National Council of La Raza Microsoft Word icon - School Support Model
Dr. Amelia Maurizio Microsoft PowerPoint icon, Chairperson, Partnership for 21st Century Skills
Granger Ward Microsoft Word icon, California State Director, AVID
 
 
Session 2: “Mathematics and Science Skills, Building the Foundation for High Expectations”
Theme: Setting High Expectations and Accountability

 
Caucus Room (Terrace Level)
 
Moderator: Pat O’Connell Ross, Team Leader, U.S. Department of Education
Dr. Heather Hill Microsoft PowerPoint icon, Research Scientist, University of Michigan
Dr. William Schmidt Microsoft PowerPoint icon, University Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University
Dr. James Stigler, CEO, LessonLab, Professor of Psychology, UCLA
 
 
Session 3: “New Models for 21st Century High Schools” (part 1)
Theme: Creating Options and Engaging Students

 
Monroe West Room
 
Moderator: Mike Petrilli, Associate Deputy Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Gretchen Rhines Cheney Microsoft PowerPoint icon Senior Associate, National Center on Education and the Economy
Linda Clarke Microsoft PowerPoint icon, Executive Director, Houston A+ Challenge
Dr. James Connell Microsoft PowerPoint icon, President, Institute for Research and Reform in Education
Julie Young Microsoft PowerPoint icon, Executive Director, Florida Virtual School
 
 
Session 4: “Reading Skills, Building the Foundation for High Expectations”
Theme: Setting High Expectations and Accountability

 
Lincoln West Room
 
Moderator: Chris Doherty, Director of Reading First, U.S. Department of Education
Dr. Ted Hasselbring, Author, READ 180, Professor, University of Kentucky
Dr. Michael Hock, Microsoft PowerPoint icon Associate Director, University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning
Dr. Peggy McCardle, Associate Chief, Child Development and Behavior Branch, NICHD, National Institutes of Health
Alta Shaw Microsoft Word icon, Director of Training/Co-Director for Instruction, Center for Social Organization of Schools, Johns Hopkins University
 
 
Session 5: “Recruiting and Supporting High School Teachers and Leaders”
Theme: Create World Quality Teaching and School Leadership

 
Lincoln East Room
 
Moderator: Ron Tomalis, Acting Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Buffy DeBreaux-Watts Microsoft PowerPoint icon, Director of Marketing and Outreach, American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence
Steve Gering, Executive Director of Instruction, Kansas City Kansas Public Schools
Jonathan Schnur, CEO and Co-founder, New Leaders for New Schools
Dr. Gerald Tirozzi, Executive Director, National Association of Secondary School Principals
 
 
Session 6: “System Alignment – The Disconnected K-12 and Postsecondary Education Systems”
Theme: Making a Smooth Transition to Postsecondary Education

 
Georgetown East Room
 
Moderator: Todd Jones, Associate Department Secretary for Budget and Strategic Accountability, U.S. Department of Education
Dr. Phil Day Microsoft PowerPoint icon, Chancellor, City College of San Francisco College, Director, National Articulation Transfer Network Microsoft Word icon,
Cheryl Orr, Senior Communications Associate, Indiana Commission for Higher Education
Jan Somerville, Senior Associate, National Association of System Heads
 
3:45 p.m.
-BREAK/Refreshment Stations-
 
4:00 p.m.
High School Summit Breakout Session – PART II
 
 
Session 7: “Accountability: Putting the Spotlight on Improvement with Data”
Theme: Setting High Expectations and Accountability

 
Georgetown West Room
 
Moderator: Celia Sims, Special Assistant, U.S. Department of Education
Dr. Gene Bottoms Microsoft PowerPoint icon, Senior Vice President, Southern Regional Education Board
Brad Duggan, President, National Center for Educational Accountability
Dr. Jim Horne, Florida Commissioner of Education
 
 
Session 8: “Ensuring Success for High School Students with Disabilities”
Theme: Creating Options and Engaging Students

 
Georgetown East Room
 
Moderator: Dr. Robert Pasternack Microsoft PowerPoint icon, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Debra Hart, Education Coordinator, Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts
Dr. Margo Izzo Microsoft PowerPoint icon, Project Director, Nisonger Center, Ohio State University
Mike Purkey, Executive Director, Lower Shore Enterprises Incorporated
 
 
Session 9: “Creating Secondary and Technical Education Excellence”
Theme: Creating Options and Engaging Students

 
Lincoln West Room
 
Moderator: Hans Meeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Dr. Charlene Connolly Microsoft Word icon, Provost, Medical Education Campus, Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation
Gary Kidd Microsoft Word icon, Director of High School Programs, The Central Educational Center
Steve Ovel Microsoft PowerPoint icon, Executive Director, Governmental Relations, Career Edge, Kirkwood Community College
Jean Stevens Microsoft Word icon, Assistant Commissioner, New York State Education Department
 
 
Session 10: “New Models for 21st Century High Schools”(part 2)
Theme: Creating Options and Engaging Students

 
Monroe West Room
 
Moderator: Dr. Stefanie Sanford, Senior Policy Officer, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Ed Capodanno, President, Associated Builders and Contractors, Delaware Chapter
John P. Foley, S.J. Microsoft Word icon, President, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Mary Ann Hawthorne Microsoft PowerPoint icon, Superintendent, NYC Department of Education
Ron Kindell, Tech Prep Director, Sinclair Community College
Joshua Laub, Principal, Banana Kelly High School
Dr. Dennis Littky, Co-Principal, The Metropolitan High School (The Met), The Big Picture Company
 
 
Session 11: “Serving Lower-Achieving Students through Credit-Based Programs”
Theme: Making a Smooth Transition to Postsecondary Education

 
Lincoln East Room
 
Moderator: Sally Stroup, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Dr. Thomas Bailey, Director, Institute on Education and the Economy, Teachers College/Columbia University
Dr. Nancy Hoffman, Vice President, Jobs For The Future
Aaron Listhaus, Principal, Middle College High School at Laguardia Community College
Dr. Laurance Warford Microsoft PowerPoint icon, Project Director, College and Career Transitions Initiative Microsoft Word icon, League for Innovation in the Community College
 
5:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions End/Summit Ends
 
5:15 p.m.
State Team Networking Room Available Until 8 p.m.
 
Caucus Room (Terrace Level)

 
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