Thursday, February 21, 2013

Public Schools Across America - Agenda


Four-State Public Education Regional Action Planning meeting

sponsored by Parents Across America, Public Schools Across America
and the Northeast Indiana Friends of Public Education

Saturday, February 23, 2013

12:15 – Welcome

12:25 – Keynote speaker: Glenda Ritz, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction

12:45 to 1:00 – Q and A for Superintendent Ritz

1:00 to 1:45: – Breakout Groups - Session 1: Introductions
Who we are, what's happening in our cities/states.
Goal: Identify shared issues.

1:45 to 2:30 – Large Group - Session 2.
Report out on shared issues; sample power point (10 minutes).
Goal: Identify top 3 – 4 common issues.

2:30 to 3:30 – Breakout Groups - Session 3: Action Tables.
Work in small groups to share and consider regional strategies in one of the 3-4 identified issue areas, or, if preferred, groups can work on multiple issues/strategies. We will offer a time to switch groups for those who wish to do so.
Goal: Identify top regional strategy ideas.

Action tables may include:
  • Communication/social media
  • Parents Across America chapters/affiliates
  • Legal strategies
  • Charter schools/privatization
  • Vouchers
  • Testing
  • School closings
  • Corporate reform/big money influence

3:30 to 4:30 – Large Group - Session 4.
Report out and facilitated discussion on strategies.
Goal: Prioritize strategies for regional joint action including ongoing communication with each other.

4:30 to 5:00 – Large Group - Wrap up/next steps.

Click here for a pdf of this agenda.

Click here for information about the meeting including registration.

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