162 Main Street
Freeport, Maine 04032

Host: The Maine Heritage Policy Center. Teaching Excellence, Student Success: 2008 Symposium on Teacher Quality and Teacher Pay. In cooperation with the California-based Broad Foundation, the conference will highlight current research on teacher quality and student achievement, and describe how new compensation models can help attract and retain the best teachers.

This symposium features nationally recognized leaders in education research and reform. Dr. Frederick Hess is the Director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute and the executive editor of Education Next, the journal of education policy and research at the Stanford University’s Hoover Institute. Mr. Brad Jupp, Senior Academic Policy Advisor to the public school system of Denver, Colorado, represented the Denver Teachers Association during the development of that district’s innovative “ProComp” teacher pay program. Ms. Courtney A. Philips, of The Broad Foundation, has worked on education reform with school systems across the nation. A representative from the Maine Department of Education will speak on teacher quality and reforming teacher pay in Maine along with Ms. Jeanne Whynot-Vickers, the interim superintendent of the Portland school system, which has launched an innovative new approach to teacher compensation.

Official Website: http://www.mainepolicy.org/events/documents/32_2.pdf

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