March 16, 2012 | Posted At: 01:29 PM | Author: Alexander Russo | Category: Foundation / Advocacy Follies , Teachers, Teaching, Unions , Technology Is Scary , The Business Of Education , Think Tank Mafia , Urban Ed
Conferences: Big Shift In Focus For Yale Education Event
looking at the list of scheduled speakers for next Friday's event. Keynoting the event are three reformy state chiefs -- Huffman, Gist, and King. District and state administrators scheduled to be there include Bill Horwath Houston Alex Shub NYC Cheryl Ohlson DCPS Sophia Pappas NYC Katya Levitan-Reiner New Haven Public Schools Emily Barton Tennessee Department of Education Garth Harries New Haven Public Schools, David Weiner NYC. Union officials including Randi Weingarten American Federation of Teachers and Lily Eskelsen National Education Association. The topics -- "Scaling Good Ideas Into Successful Districts," "Mobilizing Communities in Support of Student Outcomes," and "Collaboration between Districts, Unions and Charters" -- are also reflective of this shift.The Thursday pre-event will include appearances from various Connecticut officials and union leaders who may be leading the nation in improving schools or destroying them depending on whom you talk to.