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On Wednesday, February 27, 2013 United Way of Greater Los Angeles will host a national discussion with key leaders on how we can strengthen low-performing schools through partnerships in our classrooms and communities.
Afternoon panel discussion with “The Education Mayors”: Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago and Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles.
Morning panel discussion with Eli Broad, Founder of the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Dr. John Deasy, Superintendent of LAUSD, Móníca Garcia, President of LAUSD School Board and Casey Wasserman, President and CEO of the Wasserman Foundation.
Mayoral Candidates Forum on the future of education in L.A. with City Councilman Eric Garcetti (invited), City Controller Wendy Greuel, former Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin James, City Councilwoman Jan Perry and Financial Analyst Emanuel Pleitez.
Special tribute to Mayor Villaraigosa recognizing his impact on education in L.A.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM – Registration
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Opening Session (Breakfast will be served)
Opening remarks from Dominic Ng, Chairman and CEO of East West Bank; plus, a panel discussion on what’s working at the local and national levels to improve struggling schools and what businesses and communities can do to help.
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Breakout Sessions
Session 1 – What are businesses doing to help struggling schools?
Session 2 – How can we support principals and teachers in today’s environment?
Session 3 – Los Angeles Mayoral Candidates Forum
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Closing Session (Lunch will be served)
Special Tribute to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Panel discussion with the “Education Mayors”: Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago and Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles.
*Please note that this is a preliminary list of speakers and panelists, so be sure to visit our website again for the latest news and event updates!
Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark
As mayor of the largest city in the state of New Jersey, Cory A. Booker has spearheaded Newark’s mission of urban transformation by targeting its resources to increase security and economic abundance while fostering an environment that is both nurturing and empowering for local residents.
Mayor Booker has also garnered widespread attention for his continuing efforts at educational reform which have significantly expanded high-quality public education options for families and led to the creation of valuable academic and career development opportunities for the city’s underprivileged youths.
Last year, in recognition of his brilliant leadership, Booker was named one of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World” by TIME Magazine.
Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago
Prior to taking office, Rahm Emanuel served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and worked as both a Senior Policy Advisor to President Clinton and White House Chief of Staff for President Obama.
As Mayor of Chicago, Emanuel has enacted groundbreaking education reforms allowing elementary school students to gain an additional two weeks of instruction per year while launching a $7 billion plan to revitalize the city’s roads, rails and runways, creating thousands of new jobs for Chicagoans in the process.
Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles
Since being elected in 2005, Antonio R. Villaraigosa has advocated innovative approaches to creating jobs, improving public education and spurring economic development – making Los Angeles a national model of growth and sustainability.
Under his leadership, the city implemented far-reaching educational reforms such as the passage of a $9.1 billion initiative to rebuild and modernize California schools and a doubling in the number of LAUSD campuses which meet the state’s academic performance goals.
Villaraigosa is also founder of the Partnership for L.A. Schools – one of the country’s largest school turnaround organizations working to boost student achievement at low-performing campuses while piloting programs that can be replicated throughout the District.
Lisa Alva Wood
Dr. John E. Deasy
Dr. Judith Perez
Franklin D. Gilliam Jr., Ph.D.
Dr. Raphael Sonenshein
Joseph A. Collins
Doris L. Dunn
Drew Furedi, Ed.D.
Jana Waring Greer
Blanca Gomez, MSW
Reed Harris II
Min. Zachary Hoover
Dr. Irvin Howard
Laurence O. Karsh
Jonathan J. Larsen
John W. Mack
Dr. Donna Muncey
Sissi Dinh O’Reilly
Lisa Cleri Reale
Mark Darren Phair
Dr. Ana Ponce
Antonio Plascencia, Jr.
Luis A. Sanchez
Miguel A. Santana
Russell A. Stacey
L.C. “Chris” Strudwick-Turner
Carolyn R. Williams
Marguerite N. Womack
Steven A. Yatauro