Education Reform at 20: What Lies Ahead
June 18 marks twenty years since the Education Reform of Act of 1993 was signed into law. MBAE is proud to have played a leading role in developing and passing this landmark law that has made Massachusetts a national model for standards-based reforms and a leader on many student performance measures. Yet, our achievement gaps persist and a growing skills gap threatens our employers’ ability to compete. To build a solid foundation for a highly productive, high wage, economy we need to provide all of our students the opportunity to graduate with the knowledge and skills to succeed in postsecondary education and in the jobs of the future. This will require looking carefully and what we need to be doing differently, what we need to do that we are not doing, and what it takes to provide a high quality education for every child.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Boston Bar Association, 16 Beacon Street, Boston
Registration 10:15 a.m.
Program 10:30 a.mm – 12:00 p.m.
- Noah Berger, President, MA Budget and Policy Center
- John L. Bissell, Executive Vice President, Greylock Federal Credit Union
- Chris Gabrieli, Co-Founder and Chairman, Mass2020 and National Center on Time & Learning
- Eileen Rudden, Founder of Sankaty Growth Partners, and co-founder of LearnLaunch
Moderator: Linda M. Noonan, Executive Director, Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education
Special Guests: Rep. Alice Peisch and Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, House and Senate Chairmen, Joint Committee on Education
Our panelists will address issues such as options for increasing access to high quality early childhood education, the potential of educational technology, approaches for assessing the level of financial resources required to meet our educational goals, and potential reforms for extending learning time to better prepare children for college and career.
Join the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education, and Strategies for Children to celebrate this milestone and discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Space is limited – REGISTER today!
If you missed our forums, What’s Next for the Common Core State Standards? please watch the webcasts!