Off to Austin for the Network for Public Education Conference

I am so excited to be attending this new conference.  It will be great to meet other education writers and bloggers from around the country.  The keynote speakers will be Diane Ravich and the head of the Chicago teachers union, Karen Lewis.

Los Angeles special education teacher Vincent Precht will be carrying the conference on his channel here, at
The conference will begin at 8:30 am Austin time, which is 9:30 am Eastern. We hope to livestream from the start, but some portions of the conference may be delayed, because of their location.

Saturday, Mar. 1
1. 9:15 to 10:30 am
Educators Organizing Resistance: Deb Meier, Jesse Hagopian, Karen Lewis, Katie Osgood and Bob Peterson.

2. 10:45 to Noon
Student Organizing: Moderator : Jose Vilson Panelists: Hannah Nguyen, Israel Munoz, Stephanie Rivera, Bryan Varela, Mayra Mostafa

3. 1 pm to 2:15: Keynotes by John Kuhn and Karen Lewis

4. 2:30 to 3:45: Research and Activism: Moderator: Julian Vasquez Heilig Panelists: Kevin Welner, Tina Trujillo, Kevin Foster, Sonya Horford

5. 4:00 to 5:15: Opting Out
Panelists: Peggy Robertson, Jesse Hagopian, Dora Taylor

Sunday, Mar. 2
1. 9:00 to 10:30 am
Common Core Panel
Paul Horton, Geralyn McLaughlin, Mercedes Schneider, Jose Luis Vilson, Randi Weingarten

2. 10:30 am to Noon: Keynote by Diane Ravitch.

3. 1:00 to 2:15 pm:  TFA
Moderator: Julian Vasquez Heilig Panelists: Sarah Ishmael, Kerry Kretchmar, Camika Royal, Beth Sondel, Chad Sommer


Anonymous said…
Enjoy the conference! Looks fascinating. Look forward to hearing more about it when you have time to post.

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