Policy Forum

SXSWedu 2016 Policy Forum photo by Steven Snow

Walton Family FoundationThe SXSWedu Policy Forum, hosted by the Walton Family Foundation, elevates and highlights policy-focused discussions that impact public and higher education. Led by a diverse range of legislative voices and civic leaders addressing critical issues, the forum provides an opportunity for the SXSWedu community to interact with policy makers and thought leaders to help shape the future of education together.

Policy Forum sessions will take place at the Hilton Austin Downtown in Salon H.

Policy Forum Sessions

Addressing Inequality in Austin

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Steve AdlerMayor Steve Adler
City of Austin

Colette Pierce BurnetteColette Pierce Burnette
Huston-Tillotson University - Pres & CEO

Richard ReddickRichard Reddick
The University of Texas at Austin

Dave MannDave Mann
Texas Monthly

Brain-Informed Education for All: Is it Possible?

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David Yeager, The University of Texas at AustinDavid Yeager
UT Austin

Abner OakesAbner Oakes
The Alliance for Excellent Education

Computer Science Standards: Best Practices

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Pat YongpraditPat Yongpradit

Anthony A Owen (Arkansas Department of Education)Anthony A Owen
Arkansas Department of Education

Heather Lageman (Maryland State Department of Education)Heather Lageman
Maryland State Department of Education

Kevin NoltenKevin Nolten
National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center

Data Today: Trends and Predictions for Higher Ed

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John Gill John Gill
Times Higher Education

Laura MercerLaura Mercer
Sinclair Community College - Dir, Research, Analytics & Reporting

Mark Milliron, Civitas LearningMark Milliron
Civitas Learning

Jon DariesJon Daries
MIT Institutional Research Office Of The Provost - Dir

Digital Equity: Power of Community Collaboration

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Crosby Kemper IIICrosby Kemper III
Kansas City Public Library

Deb SociaDeb Socia
Next Century Cities

Jayne JamesJayne James

Keri RandolphKeri Randolph
Hamilton County Department Of Education

Do School Boards Work?: Improving Student Outcomes

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AJ CrabillAJ Crabill
Texas Education Agency

Richard A CarranzaRichard A. Carranza
Superintendent of Houston Independent School District

Dori FenebockDori Fenebock
El Paso Independent School District - President

Kendall PaceKendall Pace
Austin Independent School District - President

Equity for All Children: 4 Funders, 4 Approaches

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Carla Thompson Payton Carla Thompson Payton
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Don Shalvey Don Shalvey
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Hilary Pennington Hilary Pennington
The Ford Foundation

Kyle Peterson Kyle Peterson
Walton Family Foundation

ESSA, Turnaround Arts & the Obama Education Legacy

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Brittany Packnett Brittany Packnett
Campaign Zero

Kathy Fletcher Kathy Fletcher
Turnaround Arts

Ron Gubitz Ron Gubitz
Turnaround Arts

Iz AvilaIz Avila
Avila Brothers

Is Educational Innovation Overrated?

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Ben Riley Ben Riley
Deans for Impact

Kate Walsh Kate Walsh
National Council On Teacher Quality

Dick Startz Dick Startz
University of California Santa Barbara

K-12 Ed Reform in the Post-Obama World

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Eva Moskowitz (Success Academy Charter Schools)Eva Moskowitz
Success Academy Charter Schools

John Katzman (The Noodle Companies)John Katzman

Nina Rees (National Alliance for Public Charter Schools)Nina Rees
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Richard Whitmire Richard Whitmire
The 74

Madre e Hija. Chat w/ Costa Rican Minister of Edu

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Natalia Mora (Texas State University)Natalia Mora
Texas State University - Graduate Student

Sonia Marta Mora Escalante (Republic of Costa Rica)Sonia Marta Mora Escalante
Republic of Costa Rica Minister of Education

Now Trending: State Assessments Worth Taking

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Christa Krohn (Orange City Schools)Christa Krohn
Orange City Schools

Jennifer Davis Poon (Council of Chief State School Officers)Jennifer Davis Poon
Council of Chief State School Officers

Paolo DeMaria (Ohio Department of Education)Paolo DeMaria
Ohio Department of Education

Overcoming School Funding Inequality

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 Carol JohnsonCarol Johnson
Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

 Nora E. GordonNora E. Gordon
McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University

Lauren CameraLauren Camera
US News & World Report

Michael DannenbergMichael Dannenberg
Education Reform Now - Dir of Strategic Initiatives for Policy

Scaling Global Competency Education

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Tala Sweis (Madrasati) Tala Sweis

Diane RobinsonDiane Robinson
Global Nomads Group

Trisha Carroll (Kentucky Education Development Corporation)Trisha Carroll
Kentucky Education Development Corporation

Seth BradySeth Brady
Global Nomads Group

The Future of Education for Immigrants

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Allegra LoveAllegra Love
Santa Fe Dreamers Project

Javier GonzalesMayor Javier Gonzales
City of Santa Fe

Julian AguilarJulián Aguilar
The Texas Tribune

What ESSA means to YOU

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James BashamJames Basham
University of Kansas

Lindsay Jones (National Center for Learning Disabilities)Lindsay Jones
National Center for Learning Disabilities

Kevin HagerKevin Hager

Margaret McLeodMargaret McLeod
National Council of La Raza

SXSWedu 2016 Policy Forum photo by Steven Snow.