Ed Challenge For Change


Agenda

(Still tentative)

Sunday, August 24th from 3:00 – 6:00 pm

 

Denver Art Museum

 

100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204

 

Sharp Auditorium and Main Lobby

 

 

2:30 – 3:15 Sign-in (Sharp Auditorium)

 

3:15 – 3:18 Opening remarks by Colorado Lt. Gov. Barbara O’Brien

 

3:18 – 3:25 Joe Williams and Federico Pena kick off event

 

 

3:25 – 4:15 Panel 1: “Introducing the Challenge” (Sharp Auditorium)

 

 

This panel begins with the premise that we’ve got a major problem on our hands – one which is shamefully not being addressed by most high-level politicians – and looks at what it is REALLY going to take to fundamentally transform systems of education so that the needs of children trump the interests of “the system.”

 

 

 

Moderated by: John Merrow, PBS

 

 

Joel Klein, NYC Chancellor

 

Former Gov. Roy Romer, Ed in 08

 

Adrian Fenty, DC Mayor

 

Peter Groff, Colorado Senate Pres.

 

Cory Booker, Newark Mayor

  

*** Note: Press availability to follow this session

 

 

4:15 – 5:00 Panel 2 (Sharp Auditorium): The Faces of Change

 

 

Moderated by: Jonathan Alter, Newsweek

 

 

Michelle Rhee, DC Chancellor

 

Michael Bennet, Denver Public Schools

 

Larry Rosenstock, High Tech High (San Diego)

 

John King, Uncommon Schools

 

Don Shalvey, Aspire Public Schools

 

 

4:15 – 5:00 Panel 3 (Schlessman Hall): Standing up for the little guys: Why Democrats need to support a “change” agenda for education

 

 

Moderated by: Andrew Rotherham, Education Sector

 

 

Dianne Piche, Citizens Commission on Civil Rights

 

Rev. Al Sharpton, Education Equality Project

 

Delia Pompa, National Council of LaRaza

 

Amy Wilkins, Education Trust

 

Jennifer Gonzalez, Parent Organizer with Metro Organizations for People

 

 

 

5:00 – 5:15 Questions and Answers

 

 

5:15 – 6:00 Reception (Main lobby)

 



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