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Saturday, September 28 • 4:25pm - 5:25pm
Public Education Reform: What Now?

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Morgan Smith (mod.)

Reporter, The Texas Tribune
Smith reports on politics and education for The Texas Tribune. She writes about the effects of the state budget, school finance reform, accountability and testing in Texas public schools. In 2013, she received a National Education Writers Association award for "Death of a District," a series on school closures.

Speakers
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Dan Huberty

State Representative
Huberty, R-Houston, was elected in 2010 to represent District 127 in the Texas House. He is a member on the Public Education and State Affairs committees. He also serves as the secretary of the House Republican Caucus. Previously, he sat on the Board of Trustees for Humble Independent School District.
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Dan Patrick

State Senator; Chairman of the Public Education Committee; 2014 Candidate for Lieutenant Governor
Patrick, R-Houston, is running for lieutenant governor and has represented District 7 in the Texas Senate since 2006. He serves as chairman of the Education Committee and sits on the Higher Education, Transportation, Criminal Justice, Finance and Redistricting committees. His proudest legislative accomplishments include reforming high school graduation plans and expanding school choice through charter schools.
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Mike Villarreal

State Representative; Chairman of the Investments and Financial Services Committee
Villarreal, D-San Antonio, has represented District 123 in the Texas House since 2000. He is the chairman of the Investments and Financial Services Committee and sits on the Public Education Committee. He is currently earning his Ph.D. in public policy at The University of Texas at Austin.
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Michael Williams

Commissioner, Texas Education Agency
Gov. Rick Perry appointed Williams in 2012 to head the Texas Education Agency. Williams serves as the governor’s appointee to the Southern Regional Education Board, the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children and the Education Commission of the States. He previously served as a Texas railroad commissioner.


Saturday September 28, 2013 4:25pm - 5:25pm
Student Activity Center Amphitheater

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