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Advocacy Day 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

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Join us at the 33rd Annual
Advocacy Day for Education:

Unparalleled Opportunity, Unparalleled Risks
from 9:00am to 2:30pm

at the San Ramon Community Center, 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583

The registration fee is $45 and includes a boxed lunch.
Registration will close Monday, April 15 at 5pm. 

Gain a broad perspective on important issues affecting our children from:

  • EdSource Editor John Fensterwald
  • California Department of Education Principal Advisor Criag Cheslog
  • California State PTA President Carol Kocivar
  • Congressman Eric Swalwell
  • Congressman George Miller
  • State Senator Mark DeSaulnier
  • Assembly Education Chair Joan Buchanan
  • Assembly Education Budget Subcommittee Chair Susan Bonilla. 

Additionally, a panel of local district superintendents will provide their perspectives on local education issues including the Local Control Funding Formula and a special needs breakout session on how the implementation of Common Core Standards will affect students with special needs is available.  New this year, immediately following the main conference, will be optional small group table talks and advocacy opportunities (2:30-3:15pm).

Want more information? A list of agenda topics is listed to the right and contact information for the hosting PTA Councils is the the left. 

Click the yellow REGISTER NOW button to register online now!

Boxed Lunch Choices

A box lunch and beverage is provided in your registration fee. Please choose from the following sandwich options:

  • Turkey - Smoked turkey breast with pesto aioli, spring mix, and tomatoes
  • Italian Sub - Ham, provolone, salami, sundried tomato aioli, spring mix, onions, tomatoes
  • Grilled Veggie - Portabella mushrooms, zucchini, red and yellow peppers over herbed foccacia

Each box lunch comes with a mini cup of lemon orzo salad (with asparagus, cherry tomatoes, pine nuts tossed with a lemon parmesan viniagrette), a mini cup of mixed seasonal berries, and a chocolate dipped madeleine cookie. Beverage service will be water, iced tea and coffee.

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Advocacy Day Agenda

Check in, 9:00

Setting a Foundation of Understanding about Education Funding, LCFF, and Political Climate - John Fensterwald, Editor, EdSource

Common Core Implementation & State Education Policy Craig Cheslog, California Department of Education Principal Advisor 

State Legislator Panel - Bonilla, Buchanan, DeSaulnier

PTA Response - Denise Jennison, 32nd District PTA President

Federal Legislator Panel  - Miller, Swalwell

Local Superintendents Panel - Burns, Moraga SD, Shelton, SRVUSD; Nickerson, AUHSD 

Break-out: Common Core Implementation for Special Needs Students - Moore, Rowley-Thom, Taylor

CA State PTA Legislative Priorities and PositionsCarol Kocivar, CAPTA President

Closing, 2:30

Table Talks & Advocacy Opportunities, 2:30-3:15