Public Education that Works for All Children, Nov 1

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Public Assets Institute

Please join the conference
of thought leaders,
champions of public education,
and contributors to the
Vermont Education Equity Project

Public Education that Works for All Children

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Capitol Plaza Hotel
Montpelier, Vermont

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Date and Time


Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center

100 State Street

Montpelier, VT 05602

CONFERENCE: Public Education that Works for All Children

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Please join us for our Vermont Education Equity Conference

Pre-conference school funding seminar

8:30 am – 9:45 am Vermont’s School Funding 101

Stephanie Yu, Policy Analyst, Public Assets Institute

  • If you're new to Vermont school finance, or rusty on the basics, this seminar is for you.

Vermont Education Equity Conference: Public Education that Works for All Children

10:00 - Opening remarks and introductions

Carlen Finn, Executive Director, Voices for Vermont's Children

10:15 - Keynote Address: Pulling Together for a Public Education System that Works for all Children

John Castle, Superintendent, North Country Supervisory Union, Newport

11:00 - Panel: All in for Public Education—it takes our state, communities and schools pulling together for all kids.

  • Paul Cillo, President, Public Assets Institute
  • Breena Holmes, MD, Maternal and Child Health Director, Vermont Department of Health
  • Margaret Maclean, International Education Consultant. Former Vermont principal and member of the State Board of Education

Noon - Lunch

1:00 - Issue workshops

  • The Foundation of Equity: Vermont’s school funding system matters
  • Addressing Education Inequities: Two programs that work
  • Mining our Community Assets: School boards make a difference
  • Strengthening Families and Communities: Working together for positive education outcomes

2:15 - Break

2:30 - Influence area workshops

  • What can we do together at the state level, in our communities and in our schools?

3:45 - Report back and wrap up

Date and Time


Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center

100 State Street

Montpelier, VT 05602

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Organizer: Voices for Vermont's Children & Public Assets Institute

Organizer of CONFERENCE: Public Education that Works for All Children

Public Assets’ mission is to improve the well-being of ordinary citizens, especially the most vulnerable, by conducting research and fiscal analysis, disseminating information, and developing and advancing policies that state government can enact.

Voices for Vermont’s Children's mission is to promote public policy that enhances the lives of children and youth in Vermont. We pursue our mission by integrating quantitative and qualitative research with in-depth knowledge of Vermont’s public sector and robust, inclusive coalition-building.  We focus our efforts on our most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and youth, recognizing when all children thrive, our families and communities thrive. Our goal is to advance policies that support and protect Vermont children of all ages in such issues as health, child welfare, juvenile justice, public education, child care and child poverty. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 10:00am