2016 Committee For Education Funding Gala

June 27, 2016  |  No Comments  |  by JWeinberg  |  Uncategorized


2016 Legislative Conference and Gala

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Please Join Us
The Committee for Education Funding’s
2016 Gala
Wednesday, September 21

Reception: 5:30-6:45 pm
Banquet: 6:45-9:00 pm
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill


Announcing as Master of Ceremonies

Kavitha Cardoza
Special Correspondant for WAMU, American University Radio




Representative Tom Cole (R-OK)
Chairman, House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee
Representative Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX)
Ranking Member, Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee
Joel Packer
Former Executive Director, Committee for Education Funding
Thomas Skelly
Former Director of the Budget Service, U.S. Department of Education


CEF Gala 2016 Legislative Conference
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Cannon Caucus Room (345 Cannon House Office Building)


8:30: Registration/Breakfast
8:40: Greetings
Sheryl Cohen, CEF Executive Director
Makese Motley, CEF President

9:00 – 10:25: Perception versus Reality: What Do the American People Think about Education?
– Michael Brown, Director, Brown Center on Education Policy, Brookings Institution
– Julie Peller, Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation
– Joshua Starr, CEO, Phi Delta Kappa International
Moderator: Doug Letterman, Inside Higher Ed
10:30 – 11:45: The Evolution and Future of Education Policy 
– Michelle Asha Cooper, President, Institute for Higher Education Policy
– Iris Palmer, Senior Policy Analyst, New America
– Jack Jennings, Former President and CEO, Center on Education Policy 
Moderator: Alyson Klein, Education Week
11:55: Wrap-up
Sheryl Cohen, CEF Executive Director

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