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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Education Week Leadership Forum, May 15th

Dear Education Leader:

It's clear that the president's economic stimulus will not be a silver bullet for the education-budget woes of California and other Western states. As a district leader, you not only need to know the ins and outs of the stimulus legislation, you need to find ways to identify and maximize other, less-well-known funding sources.

That’s why you should attend “Powering through the Recession: Strategies for District Leaders to Keep Achievement on Track,” the elite Education Week Leadership Forum being held on May 15, 2009 in Newport Beach, CA.

Reserve your spot today and take advantage of recession-buster savings. You get 40% off ($200!) the on-site rate if you register by April 20th!

Education Week Leadership Forums are intimate, highly interactive gatherings of top-level colleagues and other K-12 experts. Seize your chance to learn valuable best practices from experienced school leaders who have successfully powered through past recessions and those with bold new ideas, including these confirmed speakers:

  • Ramon C. Cortines, Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Carlos Garcia, Superintendent, San Francisco Unified School District
  • Maria L. Goodloe-Johnson, Superintendent, Seattle Public Schools
  • Marguerite Roza, Research Associate Professor, College of Education, University of Washington
  • James R. Carlson, President, Educator Compensation Institute
  • Lawrence O. Picus, Professor, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California

Expand your knowledge base and your range of contacts at these sessions:

  1. Leveraging the Stimulus: How to Turn One-Time Federal Stimulus Dollars Into Lasting Benefits
  2. The Fierce Urgency of Recession: How and What to Cut
  3. Walk the Line: Maximizing Human Capital
  4. Tapping Fresh Wells: Identifying And Establishing Enduring Streams Of Outside Funding
  5. Interactive discussions with other top education leaders from around the country

Learn more about our engaging agenda

Panelist Highlight:
Los Angeles schools Superintendent, Ramon Cortines, ran school systems on both coasts, including New York City and San Francisco, before being selected as head of the nation's second-largest school district. Known for his steady hand in turbulent times, Mr. Cortines will be speaking on "Leveraging the Stimulus: How to Turn One-Time Federal Stimulus Dollars into Lasting Benefits" at our Leadership Forum in Newport Beach.

Register today to assure your place at the table for this premiere event. Remember, you’ll save $200 off the on-site registration rate of $495 when you reserve your spot before the April 20th deadline. Time is running out!

Marriott Newport Beach is conveniently located near Long Beach Airport and Los Angeles Airport. A reduced room rate of $189 plus tax per night has been negotiated for the Forum attendees wishing to stay overnight.

Please plan to join us on May 15. I look forward to seeing you there.

Virginia B. Edwards
Editor and Publisher, Education Week

P.S. If you are unable to attend our Newport Beach event, we will also be hosting a similar Education Week Leadership Forum in Jersey City, NJ on May 11, 2009.

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