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NewSchools Summit 2010 โ€“ Speakers

from the website. Note how these "education entrepreneurs" praise the Obama administration. You can get a full description of the meeting agenda here.

The NewSchools Summit is an invitation-only gathering of leaders from across the education, business, policy and nonprofit sectors. Since 1998, NewSchools has worked to transform public education for underserved children. We have supported many of the nation's highest performing entrepreneurial organizations and continue to work closely with them to create systemic change.

This year's Summit will provide participants with an opportunity to reflect on the changing context in which education entrepreneurs are operating. The Obama administration, through a bold set of competitive and incentive funds, new policy directions, staffing choices, and key speeches, has placed a big "bet" on the capacity of education and other social entrepreneurs to drive innovation in underserved American communities. These and other policy changes stand to increase demand and remove barriers for education entrepreneurs, resulting in a remarkable opportunity to expand this work. But that investment in an entrepreneurial theory of change brings with it pressure to deliver results on an unprecedented scale, and will alter the education reform landscape significantly. We look forward to engaging in a conversation about the ways that the public, private and nonprofit sectors should work together in the years ahead to dramatically improve our nation's public education system, given this unique opportunity.

NewSchools Venture Fund is pleased to announce our confirmed speakers for Summit 2010. Go to the url below for bios of the speakers.

* Eric Adler, The SEED Foundation

* Kelly Amis, Loudspeaker Films
* Alan Arkatov, Changing.edu

* Mashea Ashton, Newark Charter School Fund

* Byron Auguste, McKinsey & Company

* Steve Barr, Green Dot America

* U.S. Senator Michael Bennet

* Larry Berger, Wireless Generation

* Alexandra Bernadotte, Beyond 12 (formerly CollegeSUCCESS)

* Tom Boasberg, Denver Public Schools

* Alice Johnson Cain, Hope Street Group

* Kevin Chavous, Center for Education Reform

* April Chou, NewSchools Venture Fund

* Susan Colby, The Bridgespan Group

* Tim Daly, The New Teacher Project

* I-Sha Davis, Friendship Collegiate Academy

* Arne Duncan, U.S. Department of Education

* Jonah Edelman, Stand for Children

* Mike Feinberg, KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Foundation

* Howard Fuller, Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University

* Chris Gabrieli, Massachusetts 2020

* Kati Haycock, The Education Trust

* Rick Hess, American Enterprise Institute

* Rebeca Nieves Huffman, National Association of Charter School Authorizers

* Dan Katzir, The Broad Foundation

* Dr. John B. King, Jr., New York State Department of Education

* Stig Leschly, Newark Charter School Fund

* Steve Mancini, Doris & Donald Fisher Fund

* U.S. Representative George Miller, Chairman, Committee on Education and Labor

* Ted Mitchell, NewSchools Venture Fund

* Ellen Moir, New Teacher Center

* Eva Moskowitz, Success Charter Network

* Lindsay Neil, Stand for Children

* Kira Orange Jones, Teach For America

* Michelle Rhee, District of Columbia Public Schools

* Andy Rotherham, Bellwether Education Partners

* Jon Schnur, New Leaders for New Schools

* John Schreiber, Participant Media

* Remington Wiley, Spelman College, TFA Corps Member รข€™10

* Joe Williams, Democrats for Education Reform

— New Schools Venture Fund





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