Rice University President David Leebron will participate in “A Conversation about Rice University” during a daylong event focusing on the state of public education in Texas. “On The Road: A Symposium on Public Education” will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 25 in Baker Hall and is hosted by The Texas Tribune and Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and Hobby Center for the Study of Texas.
The symposium is open to the Rice community and the general public.
The event will include panels on public education legislation, school choice, teacher quality, accountability and standardized testing. Speakers will include state Sen. Dan Patrick, chairman of Texas Senate Public Education Committee; state Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock, chairman of the Texas House Public Education Committee; Margaret Spellings, former U.S. secretary of education; Michael Williams, Texas education commissioner; Gayle Fallon, president of the Houston Federation of Teachers; Rod Paige, former U.S. secretary of education; Linda McSpadden McNeil, professor of education at Rice; Susan Kellner, vice president of Texans Advocating for Meaningful Student Assessment; and former Texas education commissioners Robert Scott, Mike Moses and Jim Nelson.
A full schedule for the event is available at http://bit.ly/10ZLTNg.