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Education Reform Conference: Extending Learning Time in Our Schools

November 13, 2012 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

(ELT Conference- Master Powerpoint)

CHILDREN AT RISK is proud to present our seventh annual education reform conference, with this year’s focus on extending learning time in our schools. This day-long summit brings together outstanding leaders in the field of education to discuss the strategy of extended learning time for public school reform.

In the course of the day, speakers and panels will address timely topics, including successful extended-time school models, cost-effective strategies for extending the school year and school day, and public policy solutions to implement extended learning time. In addition, conference attendees will have the opportunity to go on site visits to Houston schools currently implementing extended learning time and see it in action.

CHILDREN AT RISK is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that seeks to drive change for children through strategic research, public policy analysis, education, collaboration, and advocacy. We are leading the way to ensure that every child in Texas receives an excellent education that prepares them for postsecondary success.

Continuing Professional Education credit will be offered for teachers (CPE #501646), school board members (CPE #09-085-I), and school counselors in attendance.



9:00 – 9:15                   Welcome & Opening Remarks

Dr. Bob Sanborn, President  & CEO, CHILDREN AT RISK
Karen Labat, Social Investment Manager, Shell Oil Company

9:15 – 10:15                Why Extend the Day or Year?

Dr. Bob Sanborn, President & CEO, CHILDREN AT RISK
Tom Torkelson, Founder & CEO, IDEA Public Schools

10:30 – 11:30              More Time in Action Panel

Furman Brown, Founder, Generation Schools
Tom Torkelson, Founder & CEO, IDEA Public Schools
Brandi Brevard, Campus Improvement Coordinator, Sharpstown High School

11:45 – 12:45              Lunch Keynote- Eight Promising Practices

Chris Gabrieli, Co-Founder & Chairman, National Center on Time & Learning

12:45 – 1:30                Cost-Effective Strategies

Furman Brown, Founder, Generation Schools

1:30 – 2:15                   Other Components of a High Quality School Panel

David Johnston, Director of College Access, Project GRAD Houston
Juan Torres, Field Director, Communities in Schools of Houston
Tom Monaghan, Director of School Performance, Houston A+ Challenge

2:30 – 3:15                   Time On Task Panel

Todd Litton, Executive Director, Citizen Schools of Texas
Scott Van Beck, Executive Director, Houston A+ Challenge
Jason Bernal, President, YES Prep
Wendy Hampton, Dean of Instruction, Sam Houston High School

3:15 – 4:00                   Policy Options for Bringing Extended Learning Time to Texas Public Schools Panel

Chris Gabrieli, Co-Founder & Chairman, National Center on Time & Learning
Duncan Klussman, Superintendent, Spring Branch ISD
Texas State Representative Dwayne Bohac, District 138

Presented By

Children at Risk

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November 13, 2012
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


HCC West Loop Auditorium
5601 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77081 United States
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