2013 Policy Training Conference


Sustaining Innovation and Choice
in a New Political Landscape

February 3 - 6, 2013

Washington, DC

Held in the nation's capital during National Magnet Schools Month and just weeks after the presidential inauguration and the beginning of a new session of Congress, the conference will feature panel discussions, keynote speeches, presentations, and opportunities to meet with your elected officials.

Learn about new and existing federal grant opportunities that will help expand or improve your magnet programs; new initiatives at the U.S. Department of Education; emerging research on magnet schools; prospects for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA); and how magnet schools improve public school choice programs, revitalize communities, and meet the demands of the 21st Century Workforce.



Navigating a New Political Landscape

John Laughner, Legislative and Communications Manager

Magnet Schools of America

Magnet Schools Assistance Program (Competition Update)

Dr. Anna Hinton, Director, Office of Parental Options and Information

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation

Examining Magnet Schools in the State Educational Reform Debate

Dr. Matt Ladner, Senior Fellow

Foundation for Excellence in Education

Choice, Equity, and the Role of Magnet Schools

Dr. Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, Research Associate

UCLA Civil Rights Project

Cuts, Caps, Freezes, and Sequesters

Joel Packer, Executive Director

Committee for Education Funding

Emerging Policy Issues Impacting Teachers and Magnet Schools

Mary Kusler, Director of Government Relations

National Education Association (NEA)

Magnet Schools Assistance Program FY 13 Competition

Maree Sneed, Senior Partner

Hogan and Lovells 

Harnessing the Reciprocal Relationship Between Housing and School Integration

Philip Tegeler, Executive Director

Poverty and Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) 

Including Magnet Schools in Turnaround Programs

Richard Kahlenberg, Senior Fellow

The Century Foundation


Conference Agenda

Hamilton Crowne

The Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel

1001 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005