November 28, 2016 9:00 AM
Kentucky Board of Education Study Session on Charter Schools
I. Call to Order - 9:00 a.m. (ET)
II. Roll Call
III. Setting the Stage for the Presentations and Discussion - Dr. Stephen L. Pruitt, Kentucky Commissioner of Education and Dr. Wayne D. Lewis, Executive Director of Educational Programs, Kentucky Education & Workforce Development Cabinet and Associate Professor, Educational Leadership, University of Kentucky (30-minute presentation/15-minute discussion)
IV. Environmental Scan Relative to Charter Schools - Micah Wixom, Education Commission of the States (30-minute presentation/15-minute discussion)
V. Presentation of Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence's Exploring Charter Schools in Kentucky Report - Prichard Committee Staff (30-minute presentation/15-minute discussion)
VI. Presentation of Research Studies on Charter Schools
VI.A. Dr. Margaret (Macke) Raymond, Director, Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO), Stanford University (30-minute presentation/15-minute discussion)
VII. Lunch - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET (Lunch provided for KBE members and invited guests)
VIII. Presentation of Research Studies on Charter Schools (Continued) (Tentative Start Time - 1:00 p.m. ET)
VIII.A. Dr. Joseph Waddington, Assistant Professor, Educational Policy Studies & Evaluation, University of Kentucky (30-minute presentation/15-minute discussion)
VIII.B. Other Materials Provided to the Board for Background
VIII.B.1. Are High Quality Schools Enough to Close the Achievement Gap? Evidence from A Social Experiment in Harlem by Will Dobbie and Roland G. Fryer, Jr. (Harvard);
VIII.B.2. Accountability and Flexibility in Public Schools: Evidence from Boston's Charters and Pilots by Atila Abdulkadiroglu, Joshua Angrist, Susan Dynarski, Thomas J. Kane and Parag Pathak (Harvard); and
VIII.B.3. 4 Court Cases Related to Charter Schools
IX. Guided Discussion on Possible Board Position on Charter Schools in Kentucky - Stephen L. Pruitt, Commissioner of Education (60-minute discussion)
X. Next Steps
XI. Adjournment