AASA Executive Director Dan Domenech To Speak at Gathering of Top Education Leaders

January 29, 2009

Press Conference on Feb. 5, 2009, 2:00 p.m.

Amy Vogt


WASHINGTON, D.C. —This February, the HOPE Foundation will gather two former governors, key leaders of top education organizations, policymakers and business leaders from around the country at a forum in Washington, D.C. These leaders will discuss and make recommendations regarding education policy for the new Obama Administration and the 111th Congress.

At this two-day summit, participants will focus on creating a new consensus vision of what an American education should look like in the 21st Century and how it can be achieved in this era of economic uncertainty. At the conclusion of the forum, the group’s recommendations and plan of action will be presented at a press conference and separately to White House officials and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. This event is co-sponsored by Corwin Press and is being produced in partnership with The Miller-McCune Center.

Press Conference Details
Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
National Press Club – The First Amendment Room; 529 14th Street, NW; Washington, DC 20045

Leaders Participating in the forum and the press conference:

  • Governor Roy Romer, chairman, Strong American Schools
  • Governor Bob Wise, president, Alliance for Excellent Education
  • Felicia Y. Blasingame, president/CEO of South Central Community Services, Inc.
  • Alan M. Blankstein, president and founder of the HOPE Foundation
  • Anne L. Bryant, executive director, National School Boards Association
  • Linda Darling-Hammond, professor, Stanford University
  • Dan Domenech, executive director, American Assoc. of School Administrators
  • Byron V. Garrett, CEO, PTA National Headquarters
  • Gary M. Huggins, executive director, No Child Left Behind Commission
  • Sharon Lynn Kagan, professor, Yale University
  • Debby Kasak, executive director, National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform
  • Michael L. Lomax, president, United Negro College Fund
  • Ellen Moir, executive director, New Teacher’s Center, University of California
  • Pedro A. Noguera, professor, New York University
  • Arnold Packer, senior fellow, Western Carolina University
  • Dianne M. Piche, executive director, Citizens’ Commission on Civil Rights
  • Karen Pittman, executive director, Forum for Youth Investment
  • Lauren Resnick, director; Institute for Learning, University of Pittsburgh
  • Arthur Rothkopf, senior vice president, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Joe Williams, executive director, Democrats for Education Reform
  • John I. Wilson, executive director, National Education Association

Credentials and Questions:
If you are interested in attending the press conference or have any questions, please contact Laura Gross at laura@angelenterprisesdc.com, 202-265-5383, c: 202-255-2054