Date: Dec 13, 2005 4:33 PM
Subject: 2006 Prince George's County Education Symposium and School Board Candidate Training
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Calling All Prince George's County Residents!
2006 Prince George's County Public Education Symposium and School Board Candidate Training
In the fall of 2006, Prince George's County (MD) residents will elect members of the school board, replacing the current, appointed board. In anticipation of the return to an elected board, Citizens for an Elected Board (CEB), a broad coalition of educational, civic, business, labor, and political organizations, wants to assure that all Prince George's residents, including future school board candidates, be well-informed about current local, state and federal education issues.
That's why CEB has teamed up with Dr. Ronald Walters, professor, researcher and leader at the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland, to sponsor the 2006 Prince George's County Public Education Symposium and School Board Candidate Training, January 6-7, 2006, at the University of Maryland-College Park campus.
Presenting everything you ever wanted to know about public school governance--particularly in Prince George's County--the Symposium should be attended by all educational stakeholders, including teachers, principals and other administrators and support personnel; community activists; and parents and other county residents concerned about our public schools. Business leaders, as well as municipal and other government officials, also should attend. It is especially valuable for declared and potential school board candidates, who are invited to attend an additional half-day of Advanced Candidate Training immediately after the Symposium.
A substantive agenda has been planned, including seminars on such topics as "Implications of State and Federal Laws for Local Education Policy Decision-making," "School Funding Fundamentals," "Duties of School Board Members," and "School Board as an Employer." Advanced Candidate Training participants will be invited to take part in simulations and advanced sessions on such topics as budget development and student achievement gaps.
Joel Packer, nationally recognized expert on No Child Left Behind, Daria Hall, Senior Policy Analyst at The Education Trust, and Gus Steinhilber, General Council for the National School Boards Association for thirty years, now retired, have already confirmed. Other national, state and local presenters have also been invited.
Education stakeholders who have a serious interest in gaining valuable information about key policy issues, building practical skills and cultivating connections with key officials and policy experts should attend.
For registration packet, contact Janis Hagey, 301/464-5168 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- General registration ($60 includes meals, refreshments, parking coupons and materials).
- Advanced registration ($135 includes meals, refreshments, parking coupons, resource notebook, advanced sessions and practical simulations).