Forces of Change: Law, Policy and Equity in Washington State Education
William H. Gates Hall

Join the University of Washington School of Law and the Education Law & Policy Society for a day of lively discussions, debate, and learning about school reform in Washington State.

Engage with policy makers, educators, public education lawyers, and scholars through panel discussions, lightning talks, two inspirational keynote addresses and Q&A sessions.

Be a part of the solution!

5 Clock hours approved; 4.25 general CLE credits approved

Draft Agenda

9:00am - 9:30am: Registration

9:30 - 9:45am: Opening Remarks: Assistant Dean & Executive Director of Gates Public Service Law Center, Michele Storms

9:45am - 10:30am: Keynote Address: Chris Korsmo, CEO, League of Education Voters

10:30am - 11:45am: Exploring Equity in School Reform and Innovation in Washington's Schools

      -Jennifer Harris, Washington Office of Education Ombusdsman
      -Marge Plecki, Ph.D., University of Washington, College of Education
      -Mark Long, Ph.D., University of Washington, Evans School of Public Affairs
      -Stephan Blanford, Ed.D., Lighthouse Consulting
      -Sarah Dunne, ACLU of Washington 

11:45am - 12:00pm BREAK 

12:00pm - 1:15pm: Working Lunch with Keynote Speaker: Cyrus Habib, Washington State House of       Representatives, Perkins Coie LLP

1:30pm - 3:00pm: Lightning Talk Series: Local Practitioners Influencing the Education of Washington's    Students

   -Karen Pillar, Team Child
   -Maria (Cuky) Perez, Ph.D, University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs
   -Cate Samuelson, Ph.D, University of Washington College of Education
     -Amy Klosterman, US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
   -Linda Mangel, ACLU of Washington
   -Lauren Hipp, Thrive by Five
   -Katara Jordan, Columbia Legal Services 

 3:00pm - 3:30pm: Closing Remarks: UW Education Law & Policy Society

3:30pm - 4:30pm: Reception with Q&A with Lightning Talk presenters

Date:
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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