Pennsylvania Education Finance Symposium—November 17, Harrisburg

Sponsored by The Education Policy and Leadership Center (

Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wildwood Conference Center

Harrisburg Area Community College

8:00 a.m.

Registration Opens; Coffee and Networking

8:30 a.m.

Welcome; Update on PA School Funding Campaign

9:00 a.m.
"Promoting Student Achievement in Tough Budget Times"

Allan Odden, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, School of Education at University of Wisconsin; Co-Director, Consortium for Policy Research in Education at Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin; Co-Director at Strategic Management of Human Capital

10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion - "Effects of 2011-2012 State Budget on School Districts and Students"

Representatives of PA Association of School Administrators and PA Association of School Business Officials

12 Noon


12:45 p.m.
"A National Perspective: Education Finance in the States and the national Equity and Excellence Commission"

Michael Rebell, Professor and Executive Director of The Campaign for Educational Equity, at Teachers College, Columbia University

2:00 p.m.


2:15 p.m.
Legislative Panel

Legislators Leaders/Staff will discuss significant education funding issues looking forward to the 2012-2013 state budget.

3:30 p.m.


The 2011 Education Finance Symposium is supported by grants from William Penn Foundation, Falk Foundation, and the Fulfilling the Dream Fund.

Please go to  for more information and to register.

Registration received on or before November 15 is $30. After November 15 and on-site, registration is $40.

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