Wednesday, Feb 03

12:30 p.m.
Opening Remarks
12:35 p.m.
Big-Idea Talks

 

  • Introduction
    Debi Ghate, The Philanthropy Roundtable

  • Civic Education vs. ‘Action Civics’
    Tom Lindsay, Texas Public Policy Foundation

  • Moral Courage: How to Teach Diversity without Division
    Irshad Manji, Moral Courage/Let Grow

  • Effective Schools are Lifelines: The Frontline, The Policies and How We Know it Works
    Lenny McAllister, Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools 

  • School Choice: The Path Forward Post-Espinoza
    Erica Smith, Institute for Justice

1:45 p.m.
Deep-Dive Conversations

 

  • Deep Dive: Civic Education vs. ‘Action Civics’
    Panelist: Tom Lindsay, Texas Public Policy Foundation
    Panelist: Robert Pondiscio, The Thomas B. Fordham Institute
    Moderator: Raj Vinnakota, Institute for Citizens & Scholars

  • Deep Dive: Moral Courage: How to Teach Diversity without Division
    Panelist: Raquel Majeski, Lawrence Academy in Groton, MA
    Panelist: Jolexis de Jesus, Wesleyan University
    Moderator: Irshad Manji, Moral Courage/Let Grow

  • Deep Dive: Effective Schools are Lifelines: The Frontline, The Policies, and How We Know it Works
    Panelist: Lenny McAllister, Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools
    Panelist: Charles Mitchell, Commonwealth Foundation
    Moderator: Carrie Tynan, Adolph Coors Foundation

  • Deep Dive: School Choice: The Path Forward Post-Espinoza
    Panelist: Erica Smith, Institute for Justice
    Panelist: Katherine Bathgate, State Policy Network
    Panelist: Jason Bedrick, Ed Choice
    Moderator: Lori Armistead, Walton Family Foundation

2:50 p.m.
Closing Plenary Talk
 
  • How Can We Help? Students Tell Us

  • Introduction
    Debi Ghate, The Philanthropy Roundtable 

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education in Classrooms: It Works
    Case Study: A Conversation with Abby Moffat and NFTE alumna, Angela Ivana
    Speaker: Abby Moffat, Diana Davis Spencer Foundation
    Alumna: Angela Ivana, CosmoSafe 

3:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks and Adjournment