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NewSchools Venture Fund 2012: San Francisco

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Education Nation joined NewSchools Venture Fund for their annual NewSchools-Aspen Institute Summit in San Francisco, CA.

The NewSchools Venture Fund-Aspen Institute Summit on Education Innovation #nsvfsummit

The NewSchools-Aspen Institute Summit is the leading event on education innovation nationally. The Summit aims to showcase ideas and organizations that can bring transformative change to public education in low-income communities. Through a partnership with NBC, content from this invitation-only event is available nationally for the first time.

Watch video of the panels held at the event below.

Education Nation San Francisco Panels

Panel: Disruption and the Public Good

Entrepreneurs have brought disruptive innovation not just to private enterprise, but to areas of public good from energy to medicine with major benefits to the public. Yet education has been slow to learn from the work of entrepreneurs in other sectors. Extraordinary entrepreneurs focused on key areas of public good, health care, green energy, and food and nutrition will share their stories, lessons, and advice.

Speakers

  • Rushika Fernandopulle, Iora Health
  • Danny Kennedy, Sungevity
  • Kristin Groos Richmond, Revolution Foods

Moderator

  • Kim Smith, Bellwether Education Partners

Watch the panel in its entirety here!

Panel: Out of the Hothouse: From Top Charters to Big Districts

Roland Fryer’s Apollo 20 project is working to translate charter practices into district successes in Houston, and it’s demonstrating exciting early results. What’s happening there, and can it work elsewhere?

Speakers

  • Roland Fryer, Harvard University, Education Innovation Laboratory
  • Tom Boasberg, Denver Public Schools

Moderator

  • Carlos Watson, Goldman Sachs

Watch the panel in its entirety here!

Panel: Race to the Top: Out of the Starting Gate, but Any Closer to the Finish Line?

Race to the Top spurred a flurry of policy enactments and other ambitious reform commitments. Entrepreneurial organizations feature prominently in many of these reforms. Two years into this endeavor, what have we learned? What are the most promising developments, and where is the work off-course or struggling? What have entrepreneurial organizations learned about working “inside” the system, and how should they approach Race to the Top Round 3?

Speakers

  • Joanne Weiss, U.S. Department of Education
  • Mitch Chester, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Jean Desravines, New Leaders

Respondents

  • Chris Cerf, New Jersey Department of Education
  • Michael Petrilli, The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation

Moderator

  • Rehema Ellis, NBC News

Watch the panel in its entirety here!

Panel: The View from the Other Side: Entrepreneurs Running Systems

A wave of leaders from entrepreneurial organizations has moved to head up large traditional systems. Now that they are there, how their views changed, and how do they see innovative organizations fitting into their reform agenda? What do they wish outside organizations would do now that they are on the other side?

Speakers

  • Cami Anderson, Newark Public Schools
  • Kaya Henderson, District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Chris Barbic, Achievement School District, Tennessee

Moderator

  • Jim Blew, The Walton Family Foundation

Watch the panel in its entirety here!

Panel: W(h)ither Federal Education Policy?

A conversation between key leaders of the Republican and Democratic parties on the federal role in education, the future of No Child Left Behind, and how the 2012 election will affect education reform.

Speakers

  • Senator Michael Bennet
  • Secretary Margaret Spellings, Margaret Spellings & Company

Moderator

  • Rehema Ellis, NBC News

Watch the panel in its entirety here!

Closing Remarks: Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Speaker

  • Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Mayor

Watch the session in its entirety here!