Promoting K-12 Education to Advance Student Achievement

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The Hamilton Project at Brookings will host a forum on ways to improve student performance in K-12 education at a September 27th forum in Washington, DC

On Tuesday, September 27th The Hamilton Project at Brookings will host a forum on ways to improve student achievement in K-12 education. The Project will release three new policy proposals by outside experts focusing on the use of incentives in education, opportunities for organizational changes to improve performance, and a new approach to accountability for teachers and students.

The program will conclude with a discussion on the path forward in education reform with Teach for America Founder and CEO Wendy Kopp and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, moderated by David Leonhardt of the New York Times.

Seating for the event is limited and you can register by clicking here.

The new papers will be available on The Hamilton Project's website (http://www.hamiltonproject.org) at 8:00 a.m. on September 27th.

AGENDA

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.            

  • Welcome and Introductions – Robert E. Rubin, Co-Chair, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Overview of Hamilton Project Strategy Paper – Roger C. Altman, Founder and Chairman, Evercore Partners

9:15 – 10:05 a.m.         The Power and Pitfalls of Incentives in Education

  • Author: Roland Fryer, Professor of Economics, Harvard University and CEO EdLabs
  • Discussant: Tom Boasberg, Superintendent, Denver Public Schools
  • Discussant: Robert L. Hughes, President, New Visions for Public Schools
  • Discussant: Michael Mulgrew, President, United Federation of Teachers
  • Moderator: Michael Greenstone, Director, The Hamilton Project

10:05 – 10:55 a.m.     Picking the Low-Hanging Fruit in the Public School System    

  • Authors: Brian Jacob, Professor of Education Policy, University of Michigan and Jonah Rockoff, Professor of Business, Columbia University
  • Discussants: Tom Boasberg, Robert L. Hughes, and Michael Mulgrew
  • Moderator: Michael Greenstone

10:55 – 11:10 a.m.     Break

11:10 – 12:00 p.m.     A Different Approach to Accountability in American Education

  • Author: Derek Neal, Professor of Economics, University of Chicago
  • Discussants: Tom Boasberg, Robert L. Hughes, and Michael Mulgrew
  • Moderator: Michael Greenstone

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.     Lessons Learned from Education Reform and the Path Forward

  • Wendy Kopp, Founder and CEO, Teach for America
  • Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
  • Moderator: David Leonhardt, DC Bureau Chief, New York Times

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