Community Insights

Education thought leaders from cities dramatically improving school quality and equity share insights and lessons on improving their school systems. State and local leaders will also explore innovative approaches to serving students and providing families with equal access to quality educational options. Participants will have opportunities to discuss what’s on the horizon for education in Baton Rouge.

Agenda

  • 7:30A.M. REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

  • 8:00 A.M. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
    Chris Meyer, News Schools for Baton Rouge
  • 8:10 A.M.GREETINGS
    Honorable Mary Landrieu, Former United States Senator, Louisiana
  • 8:20 A.M. 21ST CENTURY EDUCATION SYSTEMS
    David Osborne, Progressive Policy Institute

  • 9:00 A.M. LESSONS FROM DENVER
    Moderator: Curtis Valentine, Progressive Policy Institute
    Peter Groff, Former Colorado Senate President and current PPI Fellow
    Barbara O’Brien, Former Lt. Governor and Current DPS School Board Member
    Alyssa Whitehead-Bust, former Asst. Superintendent, DPS

  • 10:20 A.M. LESSONS FROM INDIANAPOLIS
    Moderator: David Osborne, Progressive Policy Institute
    Kristin Grimme, VP of School Incubation, The Mind Trust
    Superintendent Lewis Ferebee,
    Caitlin Hannon, former IPS board member, Enroll Indy creator

  • 11:40 A.M. LESSONS FOR BATON ROUGE
    Ann Duplessis, Louisiana Federation for Children
    Chris Meyer, New Schools for Baton Rouge
    Dana Peterson, Louisiana Dept. of Education
    Edward “Ted” James, Urban League of Louisiana and Louisiana State Representative District 101

  • 12:30 P.M. URBAN LEAGUE OF LOUISIANA LUNCHEON - PRESENTED BY LOUISIANA FEDERATION FOR CHILDREN CLOSING REMARKS BY PRESIDENT & CEO,
    JUDY REESE MORSE