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Breakfast and Networking
States of Change: The Arts Leading the Way for Student Success Opening Keynote
Spotlight on the Every Student Succeeds Act Plenary
To assist state education leaders and policymakers, Education Commission of the States compiled a summary of available resources related to ESSA.
As part of their State Policy Pilot Program, Americans for the Arts produced a webinar about the ins and outs of the bill.
General overview of ESSA, provided by the U.S. Department of Education.
|10:45 am||Coffee Break|
Remarks – Jeremy Anderson, President, Education Commission of the States
Local Funding Responses to State Accountability
Lunchtime Reflection: Translating Insights into Action
Speakers: Kristen Engebretsen, Cheri Sterman
Download: Crayola Presentation
Concurrent Deep Dives Round 1
Deep Dive 1: Bringing Together State Agencies for the Common Good
Deep Dive 2: The Arts Inside Models for Success – A look at STEAM
Deep Dive 3: Using Data to Drive Policy
Deep Dive 4: Achieving the Goals of Title I through the Arts
Concurrent Deep Dives Round 2 (Repeat)
The Role and Contribution of the Arts in State Education Policy
|3:30 pm||Snack Break|
Remarks – Mario Rossero, Senior Vice President of Education, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Download: Kennedy Center presentation
Remarks – Robert Lynch, President and CEO, Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts presentation
Closing Plenary: Continual States of Change