Monday | February 2, 2015

Senator Scott Announces Full Agenda For Next Week’s School Choice Forum

Washington - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), a leading voice for school choice in the Senate, announced the full agenda for "Choosing Excellence: A Forum on the Freedom to Choose Academic Excellence for Every Child." The daylong forum, held on February 9th in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, will discuss the urgency of promoting academic excellence for every child, regardless of family income, socio-economic status or background.
Choosing Excellence: A Forum on the Freedom to Choose Academic Excellence for Every Child
PANEL ONE: Leading the Charge for Change - 10:00AM
Senator Tim Scott (R-SC)
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rogers (R-WA)
Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA)
State Senator Larry Grooms (R-SC)
Moderator: Dr. Frederick Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies, AEI
PANEL TWO: Stronger Communities through Exemplary Schools - 11:00AM
Sister John Mary Fleming, Executive Director of the Secretariat of Catholic Education
Dr. Steve Perry, Founder and CEO, Capitol Preparatory Schools
Nina Rees, President and CEO, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Moderator: Robert Enlow, President and CEO, Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice
KEYNOTE LUNCHEON - 12:00PM
Dr. Rod Paige, Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
PANEL THREE: The Magic Numbers, What Works - 1:30PM
Kevin P. Chavous, Executive Counsel, American Federation for Children
Emily A. Kim, Chief Policy & Legal Officer, Success Academy Charter Schools
Ann Duplessis, former State Senator (D-LA)
Congressman Luke Messer (R-IN)
Moderator: Dr. Frederick Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies, AEI
PANEL FOUR: Marketing Excellence - 2:30PM
Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Chairman, Senate Health,Education,Labor&Pensions Committee
Ellen Weaver, President and CEO, Palmetto Policy Forum
Dr. Ximena Hartsock, Co-founder and President, Phone2Action
Doug Tuthill, President, Step Up for Students
Moderator: Kara Kerwin, President, Center for Education Reform
"I want to thank our partners, the American Federation for Children and the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, and our outstanding panelists for the time and energy they dedicate everyday to making sure our nation's children have the best educational opportunities possible,"
Senator Scott said. "I look forward to hearing their ideas and solutions at the forum."
"Choosing Excellence" is sponsored in partnership with the American Federation for Children and the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.
Logistics
WHAT: Senator Tim Scott's "Choosing Excellence" Forum on School Choice
WHEN: February 9, 2015, 9:45AM-3:15PM
WHERE: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902
Washington, DC, 20510
RSVP: Those interested in attending should email ChoiceForum@Scott.Senate.Gov, or call Senator Scott's office at (202) 224-6121. Media should RSVP to scott_press@scott.senate.gov, or call (202) 224-2718.
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