MU Law hosts education conference

The Marquette University Law School and Marquette University College of Education will collaborate on an education conference called “Fresh Paths? Ideas for Navigating Wisconsin’s New Education Landscape,” Thursday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St.

Speakers will discuss the future of public K-12 education and what has been successful in cities around the country,  including New Orleans.

Among the speakers are (descriptions are from Marquette Law):

  • Paul Pastorek, current chief counsel for EADS North America and Louisiana superintendent of education from 2007 to 2011, who will discuss how Milwaukee and Wisconsin can learn from the changes that New Orleans has made in its school ecosystem following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
  • Sarah Almy, director of teacher quality for The Education Trust in Washington, D.C., who will address issues of teacher evaluation, performance pay, and the impact the Common Core standards might have for the future of education in Wisconsin.
  • Bill Raabe, director of the Center for Great Public Schools, National Education Association, will give a presentation on the political landscape in Wisconsin surrounding education issues.

A number of panel discussions on state education policy making, the new Milwaukee Succeeds Initiative and other topics are scheduled.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the program starts 30 minutes later with remarks from Mike Gousha and Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy. The event wraps up at 2 p.m. and includes a complimentary lunch at 12:15 p.m.

A complete schedule of events and speakers, as well as registration, can be found here.

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