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Friday, April 8 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
NCLB Left Behind: The Future of Federal Education Reform

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The role of the federal government in public education is changing as "No Child Left Behind" is replaced by the "Every Student Succeeds Act," As accountability shifts from the federal to the state and local level, what are the future implications for federal involvement in public education? How will it impact educational equity? Ultimately, what will it mean for what we expect of all of our children? 

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Chad Alderman

Associate Partner, Bellwether Education Partners
Chad Aldeman is an associate partner at Bellwether Education Partners and serves as Editor for TeacherPensions.org. Previously, Chad was a policy advisor in the Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Education, where he worked on ESEA waivers... Read More →

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Charlie Barone

Policy Director, Democrats for Education Reform
Charles Barone is the director of policy at Democrats for Education Reform. Barone’s work on education and children’s issues over the past three decades has spanned direct service, research, policy, and advocacy. A Capitol Hill veteran, Barone was the top education advisor to... Read More →
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Brenda Calderon

Policy Analyst, National Council of La Raza
Brenda Calderon is an Education Policy Analyst at the National Council of La Raza, the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. She focuses on K-12 accountability issues and access and success for Latino students in higher education. In this role she works... Read More →
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Lindsay Fryer

Senior Education Policy Advisor, Senate HELP Committee Majority Staff
Lindsay Fryer is a Senior Education Policy Advisor for Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee. She leads the K-12 and education research teams, and served as principal negotiator for the Chairman on the Every Student Succeeds Act... Read More →
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Allie Kimmel

Education Policy Advisor, Senate HELP Committee
Allie Kimmel is an education policy advisor for the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee under Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), where she handles K-12 and early childhood education issues. Previously, she was a legislative assistant for Congressman Jared Polis... Read More →
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Neal McCluskey

Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute
Neal McCluskey is the director of Cato’s Center for Educational Freedom and is the author of the book "Feds in the Classroom: How Big Government Corrupts, Cripples, and Compromises American Education." McCluskey holds an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, where he... Read More →

Friday April 8, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm EDT