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NATIONAL CHARTER SCHOOLS

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• Nina Rees, President & CEO, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

About the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools • What We Do • Board of Directors & CEO • Open the Doors • 25 Years of Charter Schools

welcome to Nashville

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Welcome

Schedule At-A-Glance Navigating the Conference • Maps • Registration Hours and Location • Getting Around Nashville

Networking Opportunities • After-Hours Hangouts • Networking Lounges • Peer-to-Peer Networking • Morning Run • Make the Most of Your Time • Meet Ups

Special Events • Welcome Reception Block Party • Movies • Monday Morning Coffee Break • Networking Happy Hour • State Meetings

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Speakers • Monday, June 27 Howard Fuller, Governor Bill Haslam, Roland S. Martin, Gregory McGinity, Nina Rees

• Wednesday, June 29 Marc Brackett, Angela Christophe, Antigone Davis

Hall of Fame Inductees Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree Student Group Performance General Session: Monday, June 27 Sessions: Monday, June 27 General Session: Tuesday, June 28 Sessions: Tuesday, June 28 Closing Session: Wednesday, June 29 Sessions: Wednesday, June 29

Exhibits & Sponsors 80 82

Sponsors Exhibit Hall Info • Hours, Raffle, Map

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Exhibitor Listing

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Exhibitor Directory

Unconference Sessions

• Tuesday, June 28 Sugata Mitra, Andre Agassi, Secretary John B. King, Jr., Senator Mary Landrieu, Marc Sternberg

Sponsored by:

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• By Organization • By Booth Number • By Product Class

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National Alliance Staff Thank You • Program Committee • Conference Production Team

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The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools is the leading national non-profit organization committed to advancing the charter public school movement.

What We Do

Dear Friends, We are thrilled to welcome you to our 16th annual National Charter Schools Conference in Nashville, TN. My team and I spend a lot of time thinking about our annual conference to ensure that it offers you the tools that you need to succeed in your schools while also giving you time to reflect and enjoy some of what our host city has to offer. Whether you are new to the conference or a veteran, we have something in store for you this year and this program book is designed to help you navigate the sessions that best suit your needs. Our theme this year is “Big Ideas for a Brighter Future” and to help get your creative juices flowing, we have added a new “unconference” feature to the agenda. These sessions will be held Monday and Tuesday mornings from 8:00am - 9:15am in room 101A and designed to focus on what you want to talk about. As you know this year also marks the 25th anniversary of the charter school movement so our main stage speakers will not only touch on what we have accomplished but also on what the future holds. Most importantly, we hope to find some time to celebrate and leave you energized and ready to help open the door to more high quality charter school options. Thank you for being here and we look forward to a great conference! Warmly,

Nina Rees President & CEO National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

The National Alliance speaks and advocates for the millions of students attending and hoping to attend a charter public school. Through our advocacy efforts at the federal and state level, our legal activities, our research, and our national communications work, we ensure lawmakers, the media, opinion-shapers, charter public school leaders, thought leaders, and the general public understand what charter public schools are, the promise they hold for our children, and how best to promote the growth of high-quality, innovative schools nationwide.

To support the growth of a high-quality charter school community, we work to: FUEL the growth of high-quality charter public schools by advocating for increased public funding of charter public schools SHAPE federal and state policy to create the climate in which high-quality charter public schools can grow IMPROVE the overall health and perception of the movement in order to increase our influence with policymakers

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NATIONAL ALLIANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND CEO

Sara Steinhardt Berman Foundation Trustee The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life

Deborah McGriff, Ph.D., Secretary Partner New Schools Venture Fund

Andrew Broy, Chair – State Leaders Council President Illinois Network of Charter Schools

Chris Nelson Managing Director Doris & Donald Fisher Fund

Jeb Bush, Jr. Managing Partner Jeb Bush & Associates

Paul Pastorek Former Louisiana State Superintendent of Education

Moctesuma Esparza CEO Maya Cinemas North America Inc.

Carol Quillen, Ph.D., Vice Chair President Davidson College

The Honorable Tim Hutchinson Senior Director Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Nina Rees President & CEO National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Brian Jones, Chair President Strayer University

The Honorable Jane Swift, Treasurer Former Governor of Massachusetts CEO Middlebury Interactive Languages

John Katzman Founder & CEO Noodle Education The Honorable Mary Landrieu Former United States Senator Senior Policy Advisor Van Ness Feldman, LLP

Gene Wade Founder & CEO UniversityNow

There are ONE MILLION names on charter school wait lists. Open the Doors to a great public education.

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Jed Wallace, Chair – Policy Advisory Council President & CEO California Charter Schools Association Fernando Zulueta President Academica Corporation

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2005 The Charter School Leadership Council, later renamed The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools officially launches to provide a unified voice for the national charter movemement.

Twenty five years ago in Minnesota, the first charter public school law was enacted. One year later, City Academy High School opened its doors as the nation's first charter public school. Today, with almost 7,000 charter schools educating nearly three million students, we have become a movement that is changing the way students are taught across the country. Take a look at some of the milestones that have led to the movement’s quarter century anniversary.

2006

After Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, city officials decide to rebuild their public education system using public charter schools.

Over one million students are enrolled in charter public schools.

2008

1988

During a live presidential debate, presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain both pledge support for the expansion of charter public schools.

American Federation of Teachers president Al Shanker endorses the idea of teacher-led “charter schools,” a concept first suggested by University of Massachusetts professor Ray Budde in 1974.

2009 1991 Minnesota becomes the first state to pass charter public school legislation.

1992

Senators David Durenberger (R-MN) and Joe Lieberman (D-CT) propose a federal program for support of charter public schools.

City Academy High School opens in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The National Alliance publishes a new model state charter public school law, emphasizing quality, growth and accountability. The U.S. Department of Education introduces the Race to the Top competitive grant program for states, where state applications are scored on a wide range of education reforms, including their commitment to lifting caps on public charter schools. As a result, 15 states either partially or completely remove their caps.

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1994 The Federal Public Charter Schools Program becomes law as part of amendments to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The program provides start-up grants to charter public schools.

2011 The number of students attending public charter schools surpasses two million during the 2011-2012 school year.

1997 In his State of the Union address, President Bill Clinton calls for the creation of 3,000 charter public schools by the end of 2002.

2002 President George W. Bush signs the No Child Left Behind Act into law, which reauthorizes the Federal Public Charter Schools Program, the State Charter School Facilities Incentives Grants Program, and the Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities Program.

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The National Alliance releases the first-ever national ranking of all state public charter school laws based on the full range of values in the movement, including quality and accountability, funding and growth.

2012 1999 The first charter management organization, Aspire Public Schools, is founded in the state of California.

2014

More than 100 communities throughout the U.S. have at least 10 percent student enrollment share in charter public schools.

For the first time, charter school wait lists exceed one million student names.

2015 Congress passes the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which formalized the replication and expansion grant program for high-performing charter management organizations.

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SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE

Together we’re funding

their future.

Sunday, June 26 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Attendee Registration Open

Registration Level 3

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Welcome Reception Block Party

5th Ave. outside Music City Center

8:00am - 5:00pm

Attendee Registration Open

Registration Level 3

8:00am - 9:15am

Unconference

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9:30am - 10:30am

General Session 1

Grand Ballroom Level 4

10:30am - 6:00pm

Exhibit Hall Open

Exhibit Hall Level 3

10:30am - 11:15am

Exhibit Hall Coffee Break

Exhibit Hall Level 3

11:15am - 12:30pm

Breakout Sessions 1

Meeting Rooms Levels 1, 1M, 2

12:30pm - 2:30pm

Lunch and Dedicated

Exhibit Hall Level 3

Exhibit Hall Hours

2:30pm - 5:00pm

Intensive Breakout Sessions 1

Meeting Rooms Levels 1, 1M, 2

2:30pm - 3:45pm

Breakout Sessions 2

Meeting Rooms Levels 1, 1M, 2

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Breakout Sessions 3

Meeting Rooms Levels 1, 1M, 2

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Exhibit Hall Happy Hour

Exhibit Hall Level 3

8:00am - 5:00pm

Attendee Registration Open

Registration Level 3

8:00am - 9:15am

Unconference &

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Tuesday, June 28

Peer-to-Peer Networking

GROWTH CAPITAL

FACILITIES FINANCING

CHARTER SCHOOL RESOURCES

Empowering charter schools through growth capital and facilities financing.

Partnering exclusively with charter schools, we know the pressures you face. We’ve provided in excess of $1 billion to 500+ charter schools educating more than 550,000 students across the country. We deliver the operational and facilities financing resources your school needs to be stable and grow. The support of our team allows you to stay focused on your mission — educating students.

Ask us how we can fund your school. Visit us at booth #803.

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Exhibit Hall Open

Exhibit Hall Level 3

9:30am - 10:45am

Breakout Sessions 4

Meeting Rooms Levels 1, 1M, 2

9:30am - 12:00pm

Intensive Breakout Sessions 2

Meeting Rooms Levels 1, 1M, 2

11:00am - 12:00pm

Breakout Sessions 5

Meeting Rooms Levels 1, 1M, 2

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Lunch and Dedicated

Exhibit Hall Level 3

Exhibit Hall Hours 2:00pm - 3:15pm

Breakout Sessions 6

Meeting Rooms Levels 1, 1M, 2

3:30pm - 5:00pm

General Session 2

Grand Ballroom Level 4

5:00pm - 6:15pm

State Meetings

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9:30am - 10:45am

Breakout Sessions 7

Meeting Rooms Levels 1, 1M, 2

11:00am - 12:00pm

Closing Session

Grand Ballroom Level 4

Wednesday, June 29

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MUSIC CITY CENTER

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Don’t forget to visit the Exhibit Hall on Level 3! Our Exhibitors are knowledgeable, friendly, and have incredible insights and ideas. The Exhibit Hall is only open Monday & Tuesday. You don’t want to miss it!

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12:00pm – 2:00pm

Raffle Coupon Drop-off Deadline

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Raffle Winner Announcements 1:30pm

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NAVIGATING THE CONFERENCE

Hey y’all

GETTING AROUND

WELCOME TO Nashville

Wifi

Attendee Registration

Thanks to the generosity of American Federation for Children, we are able to offer complimentary wireless Internet in all public spaces and meeting rooms in our convention center space. To access it, select the “NCSC16” network and enter password “schoolchoice”.

Pick up your registration materials and official conference bag at the registration desk located on the 3rd floor of the foyer outside of Exhibit Hall AB at Music City Center.

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Sunday, June 26

1:00pm – 7:00pm

Monday, June 27

8:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday, June 28

8:00am – 5:00pm

Business Center Lobby, Level 2 by Escalators 9:00am – 5:00pm Weekdays

Conference App Plan your schedule, get important updates, message other attendees, and access presenter bios in the conference app. To download on your smartphone or tablet, search for “NCSC16” in the app store. Sponsored by:

Charging Stations Your favorite devices will stay charged thanks to charging stations, located throughout Music City Center. Sponsored by:

The UPS Store is located in the lobby on the 2nd level inside the Music City Center. Take advantage of this convenience for your printing and shipping needs. They can be reached at 615.401.1495 or store6425@theupsstore.com.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) CEU certificates reflect the number of contact hours completed by the attendee. Hours are earned for attendance in educational and professional advancement sessions held throughout the conference. CEUs, while not academic credit, act as verification of participation in a professional development activity. Certificates are $45.00 and attendees can earn up to 14.25 CEUs during the conference. You may sign up to receive CEUs during registration or post-conference in response to an email that will be sent to all attendees.

Explore Nashville NCSC attendees are entitled to a $3 discount on General Admission at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum when you present your name badge at the box office. Other nearby attractions include the Tennessee State Capitol and the Cumberland River Waterfront. There are many music venues and restaurants nearby.

Taxis, Uber, and Lyft Taxicabs are available outside Music City Center and most likely at your hotel. Uber and Lyft are also available throughout Nashville. Download their apps on your phone to hail a ride. For all first time Uber riders, we can offer you $15 off your first ride with the code EventPromo.

Parking Please check with your hotel on their daily parking rates. Music City Center has a paid parking lot with ample parking. Rates vary.

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NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

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We know you are here to make connections. We want to help you build your community and share ideas. We’ve added more networking opportunities for you to meet with your peers, share your insights, get your questions answered, and make lasting connections. We recommend joining as many of these networking opportunities as possible to make the most of your conference experience! After-Hours Hangouts We want you to see an authentic part of Nashville and enjoy the city’s live music. Get out to Broadway and enjoy some of the city’s most popular venues. We’ve done the legwork and set-up after-hours hangouts to make it easier for you to find great music and your peer group! Feel free to visit the hangout(s) associated with your strand, or any of our after-hours hang outs: Everyone Tootsie's Orchid Lounge 422 Broadway

Leadership Strand Honky Tonk Central 329 Broadway

Governance Strand Rippy's BBQ 429 Broadway (upstairs)

Operations Strand Bailey's Downtown Nashville 408 Broadway

Instruction Strand Legends Corner 428 Broadway

Policy Strand BB King's Blues Club 152 2nd Ave North (upstairs)

Peer-to-Peer Networking These casual and collaborative conversations give you a chance to share your knowledge and expertise with your peers, led by a presenter. Presenters prepare a brief presentation and then open the room up for peer-to-peer conversations.

Some venues will offer a drink special with your NCSC registration badge. We encourage you to enjoy but not overindulge so you can join us in the morning.

Networking Lounges Our strand networking lounges are a great place to connect with conference-goers who share your interests. Each networking lounge is color coded to match its corresponding strand and placed near that strand’s session rooms: Governance Near room 101A, Level 1 Instruction Near room 201A, Level 2 Leadership Near escalators at the 5th Avenue Entrance, Level 1 Operations Near room 208, Level 2 Policy Outside Davidson Ballroom, Level 1M

Higher Numbers: Rockstar Student Recruitment, Community Outreach, and Marketing Tuesday, June 28 8:15am – 9:15am ROOM 202A Marketing and recruitment are two critical aspects of any successful charter school. Join us for a peer-to-peer conversation on how to increase your enrollment numbers, study the trends that will get you closer to a waitlist or higher enrollment on a yearly basis, and understand the demographics of who is attending your school. Sponsored by:

Morning Run: Monday and Tuesday Attending a conference can take a toll on your health and body: sitting, snacking, and staying up late. All of these can have negative effects. This year, we are offering a Running and Walking Club, in an effort to help NCSC attendees stay active during the event. This is a friendly, non-competitive program designed for all who care to participate. There’s no cost. Please join us! Monday, June 27 7:00am Tuesday, June 28 7:00am Location: Meet inside the main lobby of the Omni Hotel at 250 5th Avenue S near the registration desk by 7:00am to sign waiver and discuss route; group will leave promptly at 7:15am. Duration: Plan for at least 30 minutes of running or walking with the group. Note: You will need to sign a participant waiver of liability for yourself, and for any dependents under 18 years of age, in order to participate.

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MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME AT NCSC Maximize Your Time at the Conference • Participate in the Unconference Attendee Led-Content and the Peer-to-Peer Sessions to solve problems with your colleagues, direct your own learning and build strong networks. • Check out our Featured Sessions and plan to attend at least one of these special sessions. • Visit the Exhibit Hall. Our exhibitors offer incredible information, services, and giveaways. Give yourself plenty of time to explore the hall and meet with our friendly and insightful exhibitors.

Get the Most Bang for Your Buck • Plan your schedule in advance! Use our conference app (search “NCSC16” in the App Store and Google Play) to select your favorite must attend sessions. Pro tip: be flexible! Have alternate sessions picked out for each block in case the room hits capacity, which happens. • Engage key presenters and other participants. Make new connections and nurture existing ones to build your professional community of colleagues that you can bounce ideas off of and be a resource to. • Bring home resources from workshops, exhibitors, and other materials that could benefit colleagues who were not able to come to NCSC. Offer to share what you’ve learned with them so your organization can take advantage of NCSC16 too!

Utilize Networking Opportunities • Don’t be a fly on the wall! Push yourself to interact with other participants and our presenters throughout the day. • Collect and pass out business cards! It’s a great way to keep track of all the interesting people you meet. Pro tip: Stay in touch after the conference by connecting on LinkedIn and sending a follow-up email. • Go to networking events and connect with others even when the time isn’t carved out. If you’re sitting in a workshop room 15 minutes before a session starts, introduce yourself to the people around you. Consider them potential friends and problem solvers!

Organize Your Thoughts and Notes • Take great notes and stay organized. • Document the session title, presenter contact information, notes, and ideas gathered from the session that would benefit you and your colleagues. This will help you retain information for reflection and prevent you from becoming overwhelmed by the new concepts you’re introduced to at the conference.

Schedule Reflection Time • Schedule time each day to process your thoughts. Review your notes on the most important things you learned or encountered. Determine the key takeaways and contacts. Plan immediate action items, put other ideas in a someday file, and then let the enthusiasm gained at the conference drive you toward your goals!

Get Social Connect with NAPCS and other attendees online! Tag us in your posts and tweets about your favorite speakers, sessions, and moments from NCSC16! Twitter and Instagram - @charteralliance #NCSC16 • Facebook - facebook.com/CharterSchools

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MORE WAYS TO NETWORK, LEARN, AND HAVE FUN!

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SPECIAL EVENTS Meet Ups Find your tribe through various informal meet ups. Pick a topic of interest and connect with peers! Meet ups are held during breakout sessions and you can follow along using the hashtags below. Sponsored by:

Monday, June 27 TOPIC 11:15am – 12:30pm

ROOM HASHTAG

NCSC First-Timers New Schools Marketing Mavens and Communicators Talent Recruitment

103C 104E 206A Boardroom B

#1stNCSC #NewSchoolNCSC #NCSCMktComs #RecruitNCSC

2:30pm – 3:45pm

Authorizers Open Source Curricula SPED

103C #NCSCAuth 104E #NCSCOpenCourse 206A #spedNCSC

4:00pm – 5:00pm

NCSC Veterans Emerging Leaders New Teachers

103C 104E 206A

#NCSCVets #LeadNCSC #TeachNCSC

Tuesday, June 28 TOPIC 9:30am – 10:45am

ROOM HASHTAG

Minority Leaders The Geek Squad! Data Divas and Dudes

103C 104E 206A

#NCSCleaders #NCSCgeeks #DataNCSC

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#NCSCBoard #NCSCThink

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#MatchNCSC #HispanicVoiceNCSC

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#DiverseNCSC #NCSChelpsme #NCSCWonks

Welcome Reception: Birthday Bash on the Block! We’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of the charter movement with a Birthday Bash on Sunday, June 26th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm outside on 5th Avenue between the Music City Center and the Omni Hotel. Live music will be provided by The Downtown Band, voted best live band in Tennessee and best live band in the U.S. for three years in a row by The Industry Expert Awards! Get ready to dance, eat famous Nashville Hot Chicken, play games, and network with your peers. Reflect on the past 25 years as we travel back all the way back to 1991. Join your colleagues for this uniquely Nashville event, with moonshine from Sugerlands Distillery and beer from local brewers. Play one of our games, scale our rock wall, or put on your dancing shoes, as we celebrate this silver anniversary.

Movies

Monday Morning Coffee Break

BOUNCE Film and Panel

ROOM 208A

Monday, June 27 2:30pm – 5:00pm BOUNCE explores the little­-known origins of our favorite sports. The film crosses time, languages, and continents to discover how the ball has staked its claim on our lives and fueled our passion to compete. BOUNCE removes us from the scandals and commercialism of today's sports world to uncover the true reasons we play ball. Inspired by the book The Ball: Discovering the Object of the Game by John Fox. After the film screening, we’ll host a panel discussion on how play impacts education and the classroom.

11:00am – 12:00pm

Calling All Board Members! Big Picture Thinkers and Innovators Teacher Mentor Matchmaking Mobilizing the Hispanic Voice 2:00pm – 3:15pm

Diverse Students Help! I’m Burned Out Policy Wonks

Wednesday, June 29 TOPIC 9:30am – 10:45am

ROOM HASHTAG

Spreadsheet Enthusiasts ELL Independent Schools

103C #ExcelAtNCSC 206A #ELLNCSC Boardroom B #NCSCschools

He Named Me Malala

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Tuesday, June 28 9:30am – 11:00am Tuesday, June 28 1:45pm – 3:15pm He Named Me Malala is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.

Exhibit Hall AB Monday, June 27 10:30 am – 11:15 am Need a Monday morning pick-me-up? Join us in the Exhibit Hall for coffee and conversation immediately following the general session. Sponsored by:

Lunch Exhibit Hall AB Monday, June 27 12:30pm – 2:30pm Tuesday, June 28 12:00pm – 2:00pm Head to the Exhibit Hall on Monday and Tuesday during the lunch hour to eat and mingle with exhibitors and other attendees.

Networking Happy Hour Exhibit Hall AB Monday, June 27 5:00pm – 6:00pm Join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres as you get a chance to mix and mingle with some of the hundreds of exhibitors and meet colleagues from across the country. Our exhibitors are experts in their own right and can be very helpful. Don’t be shy! Sponsored by:

State Meetings Our state associations and organizations are hosting state meetings from 5:00pm – 6:15pm on Tuesday, June 28. Check the conference app to see if your state is hosting a meeting. A list of state meeting locations is available at registration.

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UNCONFERENCE

Attendee-Led Content

Monday June 27 8:00am – 9:15am Meet at 8:00am in room 101A

Tuesday June 28 8:00am – 9:15am Meet at 8:00am in room 101A

We are giving YOU the power to set the agenda every morning with unconference sessions. Unconference, also known in the education community as EdCamp, is a participant determined and facilitated experience. There will be no pre-determined agenda, no sales pitches, and no experts in the front of the room with a slideshow. Unconferences are all about your interests and your learning, not presentations! Follow along and share what you’re discussing using the hashtag #unconfNCSC. NCSC is a great place to solve the problems you face with your peers. To have a successful unconference experience, keep these tips in mind: • COMMIT: What questions, ideas, and/or problems will you bring to the table? Be brave and decide to start a conversation. • COLLIDE: Introduce yourself to people you don’t know. Expand your network even with individuals outside your scope. • CONTRIBUTE: Suggest a topic for discussion. You don’t have to be an expert to lead the discussion. Put your ideas and resources out there. You are valuable and have insights and questions, contribute to the dialogue. Bring a device and get your social media tools ready. Learn out loud! Tweet, Periscope, and Instagram the conversation. Use #unconfNCSC to share. • CONNECT: We’ll provide a platform to share notes and resources and to help you connect. Bring your business cards to Nashville and get ready for another level of networking and professional development. Participate

Unconference Rules

To participate in an Unconference session, join us at 8:00am on Monday or Tuesday in room 101A, on Level 1 to get started.

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SPEAKERS

Monday, June 27

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER

Howard Fuller, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Education & Founder/Director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning Marquette University Howard Fuller’s career includes many years in both public service positions and the field of education. Dr. Fuller is a Distinguished Professor of Education, and Founder/Director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The mission of the Institute is to support exemplary education options that transform learning for children, while empowering families, particularly low-income families, to choose the best options for their children. He has received numerous awards and recognition over the years, including four Honorary Doctorate Degrees: Doctorate of Humane Letters from Carroll College in 1987; Doctorate of Laws from Marian College, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin in 1992; Doctorate of Business and Economics from Milwaukee School of Engineering in 1995; and Doctorate of Humane Letters from Edgewood College, Edgewood College, Madison WI. Dr. Fuller is the Chair of the Board of Milwaukee Collegiate Academy. He also serves on the Board of The Black Alliance for Educational Options, Milwaukee Region Board of Teach for America, Milwaukee Charter School Advocates, and Education Cities. He is an Advisory Board member of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and an inductee of the Charter Schools Hall of Fame.

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The Honorable Bill Haslam

Roland S. Martin

Governor Bill Haslam secured the largest reelection victory in modern Tennessee history on November 4, 2014. Under his leadership, Tennessee is recognized as a national leader in education, job creation, and fiscal responsibility.

Over the course of a journalistic career that has seen him interview newsmakers ranging from multiple U.S. presidents to the top athletes and entertainers, Roland S. Martin is a journalist who has always maintained a clear sense of his calling in this world.

Governor of Tennessee

Haslam’s commitment to education is making a difference. Tennessee is the fastest improving state in the country in academic achievement. He launched the “Tennessee Promise,” the only program in the country to give every graduating high school senior a chance to earn a certificate or degree beyond high school free of charge and with a personal mentor. Haslam has focused on making Tennessee the number one location in the Southeast for high quality jobs, and Tennessee currently holds the title of “State of the Year” for economic development. Haslam served as mayor of Knoxville from 20032011. As mayor, he balanced eight consecutive city budgets, tripled the Rainy Day Fund, insisted that city government focus on providing services in an efficient manner, helped found key education initiatives, and recruited and retained thousands of jobs to Knoxville.

Host & Managing Editor, News One Now

Martin is the host and managing editor of TV One’s News One Now, the first daily morning news program in history to focus on news and analysis of politics, entertainment, sports, and culture from an explicitly African American perspective. Martin is also the creator and host of The Roland Martin Show, a daily syndicated radio broadcast in 20 markets across the country; a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate and the Daily Beast; as well as senior analyst for the Tom Joyner Morning Show, where his daily segment is heard on more than 100 stations by 8 million people. Martin spent six years as a CNN contributor, and as a member of the network's "Best Political Team on Television" he earned the esteemed Peabody Award (2009) for his 2008 Presidential Election coverage. He was honored with the 2013 National Association of Black Journalists' Journalist of the Year Award and is a two-time winner of the NAACP Image Award.

He graduated from Emory University with a degree in History. He and his wife Crissy have been married for 34 years and have three children and four grandchildren.

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DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER

Gregory McGinity

Nina Rees

Gregory McGinity is executive director for The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, which seeks to ensure that every student in an urban public school has the opportunity to succeed. McGinity has been with the foundation since 2003 and currently leads the foundation’s investments.

Nina Rees is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, the leading national nonprofit organization committed to advancing the charter school movement. She is responsible for setting the strategic vision of the organization, fundraising, and working with her senior team to foster a climate in which charter schools can grow and have a positive impact on the academic achievement of all students.

Executive Director Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation

President & CEO National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Prior to joining The Broad Foundation, McGinity was the senior policy consultant to the California State Board of Education, where he worked on the creation of California’s academic content standards and assessment system. McGinity has served on the staffs of two members of the U.S. Congress and as a legislative liaison at the U.S. Department of Education. He was a senior fellow at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and took a leave from The Broad Foundation in 2005 to serve briefly as chief of staff to the California Secretary of Education. McGinity earned a BA from UC Berkeley and an MBA from UCLA.

Rees has over 20 years of experience in Washington, D.C., most recently as senior vice president for strategic initiatives for Knowledge Universe, a leading global education company with investments in early childhood education, before- and after-school programs, and online instruction. Rees has appeared on various news outlets including Bloomberg, CNBC, C-SPAN and PBS’s NewsHour. Her articles and opinions have been published in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. She also writes a regular column for U.S. News & World Report. Rees serves on the advisory committee of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the National Advisory Board of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers. She has also served as a fellow in the Pahara-Aspen Education program.

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SPEAKERS

Tuesday, June 28

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Sugata Mitra, Ph.D.

Professor of Education Technology, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom TED Prize winner Dr. Sugata Mitra is at the forefront of a new approach to education, which challenges how we teach today’s children in a technological age. Dr. Mitra is currently working on the School in the Cloud, which is the culmination of over a decade of research and observations from all over the world. The School in the Cloud is learning at the edge of chaos– a community, place and experience to discover and explore children’s learning as a self-organizing system. From his earliest experiments while working at NIIT in Delhi, India, with the Hole in the Wall project, through to setting up SOLEs (self organized learning environments), Dr. Mitra discovered that children’s innate sense of learning is magnified when they are given the freedom to explore the Internet in small groups. As a result of further research which showed the importance of an encouraging adult in these circumstances, the Granny Cloud was born, after Dr. Mitra put out a plea for retired teachers in the United Kingdom to come forward who were willing to interact with children in India via Skype.

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER

Andre Agassi

Charter School Founder and Tennis Great After turning pro at the age of 16, Andre Agassi rose to international fame, earning 60 men’s singles titles including eight Grand Slam titles. A former World No. 1 player, Agassi is the only American to win all four Grand Slam titles and an Olympic Gold medal. His career spanned 20 years, with more than 860 career matches won. On July 9, 2011, he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Off the court, Agassi established the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education, which has raised more than $185 million dollars for at-risk children in Las Vegas since 1994. The Foundation focuses on transforming public education so that all children have a shot at success, and in 2001, the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy a tuition free public charter school opened with 1,200 children in grades K-12. Agassi released his autobiography Open in June 2009, which reached #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List. In June 2011, as part of an effort to expand his impact on education, Andre partnered with Turner Impact Fund on an innovative new real estate fund, the TurnerAgassi Charter School Facilities Fund, to promote the success and growth of best-in-class charter schools in urban communities across the United States. Agassi is married to Hall of Fame tennis legend Stefanie Graf. They have two children, Jaden Gil and Jaz Elle and reside in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER

The Honorable John B. King, Jr. Secretary of Education U.S. Department of Education

Dr. John B. King, Jr., was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Secretary of Education in March 2016. In tapping him to lead the U.S. Department of Education, President Obama called Dr. King “an exceptionally talented educator,” citing his commitment to “preparing every child for success” and his lifelong dedication to education as a teacher, principal, and leader of schools and school systems. As Secretary of Education, Dr. King brings a commitment to advancing excellence and equity for every student, supporting educators, elevating the teaching profession, and improving college affordability and completion rates. Prior to his arrival at the U.S. Department of Education, Dr. King was the Commissioner of Education for New York. There, he served as chief executive officer of the State Education Department and as president of the University of the State of New York, overseeing the State’s elementary and secondary schools (serving 3.1 million students), public, independent, and proprietary colleges and universities, libraries, museums, and other educational institutions. Dr. King was one of the nation’s youngest state education leaders at the time of his appointment and the first African-American and Puerto Rican to serve as New York State education commissioner.

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SPEAKERS

Tuesday, June 28

EMCEE

The Honorable Mary Landrieu

Marc Sternberg

Director, K-12 Education Walton Family Foundation

Former U.S. Senator

Mary Landrieu started her career in public service in 1979, when she was elected to serve as a member of the Louisiana State Legislature. For eight years, she championed causes related to women and children and education reform. In 1987, she was elected State Treasurer, and served with distinction for two terms. Strong fiscal management, pension reform, and the creation of the first ever municipal investment fund, now valued at over $2 billion, are some of her many accomplishments. After a vigorous but unsuccessful race for Governor of Louisiana, she was elected to the United States Senate in the fall of 1996, and became the first women from Louisiana elected to serve a full term in the United States Senate. As a member of the Armed Services Committee, the Appropriations Committee, and Chairman of the Small Business Committee, and as Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, she made her mark in a number of important areas. Most notable of her legislative accomplishments were the passage of the landmark Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act, the Israel American Energy Alliance, the RESTORE Act, the single largest one term environmental investment in the Gulf Coast in the history of the nation, and the Small Business Job Act of 2010.

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As the director of the Walton Family Foundation’s K-12 Education Program, Marc Sternberg leads the foundation’s initiatives to improve K-12 education for all of our nation’s children by empowering parents with quality options. Before joining the Foundation, Sternberg served as the Senior Deputy Chancellor at the New York City Department of Education, where he directed the citywide portfolio planning efforts, and as the senior advisor to the chancellor and the mayor’s office on K-12 education policy and strategy. Prior to his service as Deputy Chancellor, Sternberg served as founder and principal of the Bronx Lab School, an unscreened high school that quadrupled the graduation rate of Evander Childs High School, the school Bronx Lab replaced in 2004. After earning a BA from Princeton University in 1995, Sternberg served as a Teach For America corps member in the South Bronx. He then earned a joint MBA and Masters in Education from Harvard University. Sternberg was selected as a 2009-2010 White House Fellow, during which time he worked in the office of U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan supporting the Race to the Top initiative.

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SPEAKERS

Wednesday, June 29

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

EMCEE

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER

Marc Brackett, Ph.D.

Angela Christophe

Antigone Davis

Marc Brackett, Ph.D., is director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. He also is a senior research scientist in psychology and faculty fellow in the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy.

Angela Christophe is a founding staff member of the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools. Angela’s first experience with charter schools was in 1996 when she worked to help establish the DC Public Charter School Board.

As the head of global safety at Facebook, Antigone Davis works with internal teams and external safety organizations to ensure that Facebook remains a leader in online safety and that policymakers understand the steps Facebook takes to promote safety online.

Senior Director of Programs National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Director Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Dr. Brackett is the author and co-author of 100 scholarly publications, as well as the co-developer of RULER, an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning. RULER fosters emotional intelligence skills in kindergarten to high school students as well as school leaders, teachers, staff, and families. Dr. Brackett’s grant-funded research focuses on: (1) the role of emotions in learning, decision making, relationship quality, and mental health; (2) the measurement of emotional intelligence; and (3) experiments to demonstrate how emotional intelligence training enhances student and educator effectiveness, decreases bullying, and improves school climate.

At the National Alliance, Christophe manages the National Charter Schools Conference (NCSC). Thanks to her vision and leadership, NCSC has become the premier and largest gathering of the charter school movement, convening more than 4,500 teachers, leaders, policymakers, and advocates—reflecting the growth of the charter school movement. Christophe is passionate about continually improving the conference, focusing on inviting inspirational keynote speakers that speak to the power of the charter schools movement; developing engaging learning opportunities and workshops that help participants develop their professional skills and tackle problems they face in their organizations; and creating unique networking events that take advantage of the location of the conference and the depth of the field.

Head of Global Safety Facebook

Davis also spearheads the efforts of Facebook’s Safety Advisory Board, a team of leading safety organizations from around the world who provide Facebook with cutting edge research and advice on best practices. Prior to joining Facebook, Davis spent 10 years working for the Attorney General of Maryland. As Senior Advisor to the Attorney General, she helped establish the office’s online privacy and safety unit, and led the National Association of Attorney General’s 2012-2013 presidential initiative “Privacy in the Digital Age.” During this time she also managed a number of statewide and municipal campaigns. Previously, Davis taught middle and high school students and worked as a corporate attorney in Chicago. She is a graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University and University of Chicago Law School.

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HALL OF FAME Past Hall of Fame Inductees

2015 Mary Landrieu Deborah McGriff Nelson Smith

2014 Chester “Checker” Finn, Jr.

2016 Inductees

Hats off to this year’s inductees!

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools is proud to honor the following distinguished inductees into the Charter Schools Hall of Fame, which was established to recognize individuals and organizations for their contributions in the following areas: • Pioneering efforts in the development and growth of charter schools • Commitment and contributions to charter schools and education • Innovative ideas and successful implementation of those ideas • Inspiration to others in the charter school movement Sponsored by:

Doris & Donald Fisher Fund Eva Moskowitz

2013

The Honorable Roderick R. Paige

Lisa Graham Keegan Linda Moore

Kim Smith

CEO and Founder Pahara Institute

Former Secretary of Education

Walton Family Foundation

2012 City Academy High School Jim Griffin Eric Mahmoud Jon Schroeder

2011 Donald Hense

The son of a school principal and a librarian, Dr. Roderick R. Paige rose from humble roots in segregated small-town Mississippi all the way to the United States’ Secretary of Education.

Kim Smith is widely recognized as an innovative and entrepreneurial leader in education, and was featured in Newsweek’s report on “Women of the 21st Century” as “the kind of woman who will shape America’s new century.”

As Secretary of Education from 2001-2005, Dr. Paige oversaw the U.S. Department of Education, championing student achievement and developing solutions to raise national standards of educational excellence.

Prior to the Pahara Institute, Smith was co-founder of Bellwether Education Partners, a non-profit organization working to improve educational outcomes for low-income students.

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Bill Kurtz is CEO of DSST Public Schools, which currently serve 4,800 students across 12 schools in Denver, Colorado. DSST is growing to serve 10,500 students in 22 schools and will educate 25% of students in grades 6-12 in the Denver Public Schools.

Prior to his service as Secretary, Dr. Paige served as dean of the College of Education at Texas Southern University and established their Center for Excellence in Urban Education. He was also the first African-American to serve as Superintendent of the Houston Independent School District. In 1999, he was named one of the top two educators in the country. In 2001 the American Association of School Administrators honored him as National Superintendent of the Year.

DSST Public Schools have high records of achievement. Over the past ten years, DSST Public Schools has consistently run the top performing middle and high schools in Denver. In the 2014-15 school year, DSST ran the top three public schools in Denver and five out of the top six.

Dr. Paige is the author of The War Against Hope and The Black-White Achievement Gap: Why Closing it is the Greatest Civil Rights Issue of Our Time.

Prior to becoming the CEO, Kurtz served as the founding head of school of the Denver School of Science and Technology, the flagship school of DSST Public Schools. Kurtz also served as Principal of Link Community School, a middle school in Newark, New Jersey.

Dr. Paige is an active member of numerous boards including the Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, the American College of Education, Patten University, Strake Foundation, Blue Cure Foundation, Texas Charter Schools Association, and the National Council of Economic Education's Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce. He resides in Houston with his wife.

Jim Peyser

2010 Norman Atkins James Goenner John B. King, Jr.

2009

Bill Kurtz

CEO DSST Public Schools

Josephine Baker KIPP Charter Schools Don Shalvey

2008 Linda Brown Yvonne Chan Ember Reichgott Junge

2007 Howard Fuller Sonia Guitierrez Ted Kolderie John Walton

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Kurtz was recognized as the 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year by the New Schools Venture Fund and was also named one of 25 champions of public education in Denver by the Public Education Business Coalition. Kurtz is an Aspen Institute-Pahara Fellow and is currently in the Broad Superintendent program.

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Earlier in her career, she served as a founding team member at Teach For America, where she created and led an AmeriCorps program for community-based leaders in education. Smith also co-founded and led NewSchools Venture Fund, a philanthropy organization focused on transforming public education through social entrepreneurship, where she helped to catalyze a new, bipartisan, cross sector community of entrepreneurial change agents for public education. She has helped to incubate numerous education and social change organizations and has served on a range of boards, including those of Bellwether, NewSchools, and Rocketship Education, and she has authored or coauthored a number of publications about innovation and social entrepreneurial change in education. Smith resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two daughters.

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

2016 Honoree

Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker National Civil Rights Leader

Wyatt Tee Walker, Ph.D. is a civil rights leader, pastor, school co-founder, and author. Dr. Walker met Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in seminary school and developed a close bond that lasted until his assassination in 1968. From 1960-1964, Dr. Walker served as the first full-time executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He helped organize the 1963 March on Washington and was the chief strategist and tactician of the 1963 protests in Birmingham, Alabama, which led to the desegregation of Birmingham and the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Dr. Walker was arrested 17 times in the fight for civil rights. Dr. Walker served for 37 years as pastor of Harlem’s Canaan Baptist Church of Christ and retired from his position in 2004. His concern for educational excellence as a continuation of his civil rights activism led him to advocate for a charter school in the Harlem Community. He co-founded the SisuluWalker Charter School of Harlem, the first charter school in New York State approved by the State University of New York. Dr. Walker’s myriad awards include: honorary doctorates from Virginia Union University and Virginia State University; recognition as one of “The 15 Greatest Black Preachers” by Ebony; induction into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta, GA; and one of 25 people to receive the “Keepers of the Flame” award at the African American Church’s Presidential Inaugural Ball honoring President Obama.

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STUDENT PERFORMANCE

GENERAL SESSION Grand Ballroom

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Monday, June 27

9:30am - 10:30am

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Monday, June 27

Roland S. Martin

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Host & Managing Editor, News One Now

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SPEAKERS

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER

The Honorable Bill Haslam Governor of Tennessee

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Nina Rees

Howard Fuller, Ph.D.

President & CEO National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Distinguished Professor of Education & Founder/Director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning Marquette University

BROAD PRIZE FOR PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS ANNOUNCEMENT

Gregory McGinity facebook.com/CharterSchools

Executive Director Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation

The $250,000 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools will be awarded.

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SESSIONS AT-A-GLANCE

Monday, June 27

STRAND KEY Governance

Rooms are strand-specific this year! Look for the color that matches your strand.

11:15am – 12:30pm

2:30pm – 3:45pm

4:00pm – 5:00pm

ROOM 101A

Monitoring Charter School Finances: Lessons Learned and Tips to Take Back

Brave Heart: Ending the Governance Battle Ground

Don't Stop Believing: Building Strategy in the Unknown

ROOM 101C

Reflecting on a Quarter Century of Charter Schools: Challenges, Solutions, and Lessons Learned

ROOM 102A

Man the Block: Building Community and Political Support for Your School

ROOM 103A

That Was a Great Board Meeting! Strategies and Tips for Making it Happen

Finding, Recruiting, and Retaining Outstanding Charter School Board Members

Casting Your Net: Creating and Managing a Diversified Fundraising Strategy

Strategic Planning: An Essential Component of Success

Wrap up your day with Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall

Policy

Leadership

Operations

11:15am – 12:30pm

2:30pm – 3:45pm

ROOM DAVIDSON C1

The Every Student Succeeds Act: What You Need to Know

Are You Ready to Go From Renting to Owning? Considerations and Options for Facilities Financing

ROOM DAVIDSON C3

How to Recruit Quality Charter Management Organizations to Your State

4:00pm – 5:00pm

A School Year on the Brink: Saving Washington's Charter Schools

ROOM 201A

Hacking the Brain: How to Access the Affective Learning Domain!

Closing the Gap: Serving English Learners in the Era of the Common Core

ROOM 202A

The ABCs of Flipping Primary

What Happens When You Teach 1,000 Kids to Code?

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Five Dysfunctions of a Team

ROOM 104C

Blended PD in a Video World

ROOM 105A

The School-to-Prison-Pipeline: Can Chartering Accommodate At-Risk Youth?

ROOM 106A

Greenhouse Schools: Leadership Practice in a High-Performing Charter Sector

Expansion and Replication: Choosing When and Where to Do It, and Who’s There to Support You

Outsourcing Out of School Time Programs: Pitfalls and Best Practices

It's Not You, it's Me: Partnering (or Not) with Outside Organizations

Unsanctioned Professional Development

Educators as Leaders: Promise and Imperative for the Future

High Stakes and High Priorities: Whole School ELA Curriculum Implementation

ROOM 106C

Retention Starts With Recruitment: Maximizing Your Teacher Pipeline

Merger or Closure?

Accountability Transformed: The Every Student Succeeds Act

ROOM 107A

We’re in This Together: The Case for Open Source Curricula

Promoting Leadership Growth: A Framework for Evaluation and Coaching

How Can Charters Best Support Students With the Highest Needs?

ROOM DAVIDSON A1

The False Advocacy Debate: Grass Tops or Grass Roots?

ROOM DAVIDSON B

Under the Hood of Charter School Collective Bargaining Agreements

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Flipping Instruction K-12!

The Coaching Consensus: Evaluating Your School Leader ROOM 202C

ROOM 104A

Instruction

A Charter School Guide to Student Data Privacy

Super Six and Power Math: Making it Easier!

ROOM 204

ELL Education: Keys to Ensuring Early Literacy

ROOM 205A

ABCs Of Learning: Advancing Learning, The Brain And The Competitive Edge

ABCs Of Learning: Advancing Learning, The Brain And The Competitive Edge

ROOM 205B

Empowering Learners Through Inquiry: Grades 3-5

Differentiated Instruction Without Losing Your Mind!

ROOM 207B

Exploring CMO Growth: National Trends with Tennessee as a Case Study

ROOM 207C

Driving Performance Through Strategic Budgeting

ROOM 208A

The ABCs and 123s of Facilities Options for Charter Schools

ROOM 209A

How to Select Technology Products to Increase Adoption and Ownership

ROOM 209C

10 HR Mistakes that Could Sink Your Charter

Calm Down (and Connect With Your Students)

INTENSIVE 2:30pm – 5:00pm Brand Impact Workshop: Assessing Power and Effectiveness of Your Brand

Benefits of Long-Term Financing in a Low Interest Rate Market

Simply Flawed, Financially Fraud, or Shades of Grey?

INTENSIVE 2:30pm – 5:00pm BOUNCE: How The Ball Taught The World To Play

INTENSIVE 2:30pm – 5:00pm Three Phases of New Schools: Application, Pre-Opening, and First Year

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Using Public/Private Partnerships to Creatively Fund Capital Projects

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BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Operations

10 HR Mistakes That Could Sink Your Charter

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ROOM 209C

Proper HR policies and procedures can save schools money, promote an enjoyable and productive work environment and reduce administrative burden. Many charter schools, struggle with HR issues for a variety of reasons. Improving your school’s HR acumen is critical to the overall success of the school and the charter sector. We will provide you with valuable information on how to avoid common mistakes and how to develop better policies and procedures for the long term. This session is perfect for charters of all stages. Jessica Johnson and Tiffany Kallevik, Colorado League of Charter Schools

ABCs Of Learning: Advancing Learning, The Brain And The Competitive Edge Instruction

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Driving Performance Through Strategic Budgeting

11:15am – 12:30pm

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Do you want to deliver a home run presentation so bad that you are willing to look at your own roadblocks to success? Do you have the determination to embrace 21st Century models for successful learning? If yes, then this presentation is for you. Reframe your mindset to see your presentations as creative opportunities. Discover how to design learning experiences that guide with the brain in mind that lead to attitude, behavior, and skill change.

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Take a step back and ask yourself, "Where are we spending the most money? Are we providing the strongest academic program available with our current spending?" Charter schools often receive less money than other public schools, usually don't get facility financing, and the cost of benefits keeps rising. All of these factors affect the allocation of resources toward the academic programs. Let's talk about what your leadership and board need to concentrate on through strategic budgeting to ensure your school is able to drive performance and strive for excellence! Participants will learn the basics of beginning a strategic budget planning process. Lisa Diaz, Insignia Partners; Jill Shahen, Northeast Charter Schools Network; Raj Thakkar, Charter School Business Management, Inc. ELL Education: Keys to Ensuring Early Literacy Instruction

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Participants will gain an understanding of the role language instruction in early grades plays in ensuring literacy for English Language Learner (ELL) students. IDEA Public Schools, a Texas-based network of charter schools, will share the experiences of their sites that have used Direct Instruction (DI) to ensure literacy among their ELL students. We will review essential elements to a successful implementation of DI and share resources available to schools.

Jeff Hurt, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting

Lyn House, National Institute for Direct Instruction; Sarah Smith, IDEA Public Charter Schools

Blended PD in a Video World

Empowering Learners Through Inquiry: Grades 3-5

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Research shows that video can be a powerful tool to support educator professional development. Given what we've learned from blended learning in the classroom, KIPP DC has applied a blended professional development (PD) model, which includes video as a means to drive instructional change. Video can provide hard evidence of teaching practice to support teacher self-reflection, coaching, and feedback conversations. This session explores how KIPP DC uses current video technology to support professional development strategies.

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Come experience a self-organized learning environment driven by open-ended questioning and student inquiry. You’ll leave this session with the tools you need to reimagine the learning environment in your classroom and get highly engaged students asking higher-order questions. Jamie Greason, Lee Gruss, and Melissa Torres, Crossroads Academy of Kansas City

Amber Scott, KIPP DC; Courtney Williams, Torsh, Inc.

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Exploring CMO Growth: National Trends with Tennessee as a Case Study

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Join us as we explore the current geographic expansion trends among CMOs and learn about the opportunities and challenges that accompany this growth. Hear lessons learned from CMOs and developers who are at the forefront of these geographic expansion trends, and compare the experiences of two CMOs who have each recently expanded into this year's host state of Tennessee. Sabrina Ayala, Green Dot Public Schools; Melissa Garcia, Low Income Investment Fund; Laura Kozel, Rocketship Education; Claudia Lima, Pacific Charter School Development Hacking the Brain: How to Access the Affective Learning Domain! Instruction

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How to Select Technology Products to Increase Adoption and Ownership Operations

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The first half of 2015 saw $2.51 billion invested in edtech, increasing the quantity of technology options targeted at teachers and school leaders. How can you ensure that product selection meets current and future needs while increasing adoption and ownership at your school? Come with a specific problem you'd like to solve using technology and this interactive session will help you build a strategy that will increase ownership and adoption across colleagues at your school. Stephanie Brown and Steven Melzer, Uncommon Schools Man the Block: Building Community and Political Support for Your School Governance

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Experience what it's like to learn how to read and write from a child's perspective. Take away teaching tools and tricks for meeting the needs of all students, as well as increasing learner-momentum in reading and writing far beyond just simple decoding! These invaluable, brain-based teaching tools will leave you armed and ready to transform literacy-learning in your classroom on Monday morning!

How do you transform your school from struggling to successful? How do you involve community and local government leaders in a school's success? This session provides insights, strategies, and lessons learned from a Washington, DC charter school that implemented a community­driven program to increase support, improve school climate, student safety, and student outcomes.

Katie Garner, Learning & the Brain (co-sponsored by Harvard University & MIT)

Gregory Adams and Marco Clark, Richard Wright Public Charter School; Tomeika Bowden and Darren Woodruff, DC Public Charter School Board

How to Recruit Quality Charter Management Organizations to Your State Policy

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Charter management organizations (CMOs) are playing an increasingly important role in the growth of the charter public school movement. As they have expanded over the last decade, CMOs have learned a lot about the key factors that enable their success. This session will discuss the findings and implications from a recent survey of CMOs that explored what policy and non-policy factors in states and localities are the most important to them. Rebecca Goldberg, Bellwether Education Partners; Kristoffer Haines, Ampersand Education; Irma Munoz, IDEA Public Schools; Todd Ziebarth, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Monitoring Charter School Finances: Lessons Learned and Tips to Take Back Governance

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This session provides insights, strategies, and lessons learned from a charter school that went from struggling financially in its early years to successfully achieving financial viability and stability. Hear from experts who look at the financial health of a charter school from the perspectives of a business manager, a lender, and a board member. What do we monitor when, and why? How do we recognize red flags? Do we have the right eyes on the finances of our school? How do we plan for future operations, growth, or permanent facilities acquisition? Jim Ford, Ford Research & Solutions, Inc.; Stephanie Mauterstock, Students for Education Reform; Sam Todd, Peak to Peak Charter School; Nora Flood, Colorado League of Charter Schools

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BREAKOUT SESSIONS 11:15am – 12:30pm Continued Reflecting on a Quarter Century of Charter Schools: Challenges, Solutions, and Lessons Learned Policy

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In the past 25 years, chartering has gone from an experiment to the preferred school-choice option for three million children. It’s also as close to a “disruptive innovation” as American education has seen in decades. But success has been mixed and the highest-profile schools are only part of what was originally envisioned. Join two renowned charter experts, Chester Finn and Bruno Manno, for a wide-ranging discussion on what’s worked, and what hasn’t, with charters. Chester Finn, Thomas B. Fordham Institute; Bruno Manno, Walton Family Foundation; Caroline Hendrie, Education Writers Association

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The recruitment environment continues to become more competitive as the threat of a national teacher shortage spans the country. Add to that the consistently high turnover rate in charter schools. How can we improve retention by more strategically recruiting and placing teachers based on culture fit? Join experienced recruiters from the Achievement School District and a state authorizer as they share perspective and best practices on recruiting and assessing fit during the application process. Lesley Brown and Brian Gilson, Achievement School District; Alicia Herald, Missouri Public Charter Commission Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Five Dysfunctions of a Team Leadership

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Charter school practitioners Perry Daniel (Head of School) and Michael Hicks (Counselor) engage participants in developing cohesive and effective charter school faculties. We’ll highlight five areas that leaders and their teams should address to avoid falling prey to causes of dysfunction.

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That Was a Great Board Meeting! Strategies and Tips for Making it Happen Governance

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We've all been to overly long, slow-moving, and unstrategic meetings that feel like a waste of time. Every meeting of your board should move the school and board forward towards its goals, and feel like a great investment of time. It's not as hard as you think to get from here to there. This session will share tips for crafting strategic agendas, present the opportunity to participate in or watch a "mock board meeting," and offer new ideas about how to improve the overall effectiveness of your board meetings.

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The Every Student Succeeds Act: What You Need to Know Policy

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The ABCs and 123s of Facilities Options for Charter Schools

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Under the Hood of Charter School Collective Bargaining Agreements

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The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) has been signed into law and the implementation process has begun. Learn what you need to know about critical changes made by the law, as well as proposed guidance and regulations on standards, assessments, accountability, and other issues. We will also address any other federal developments impacting charter schools. Gina Mahony and Christine Wolfe, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Facilities access is one of the biggest challenges charters face nationwide. Learn about the variety of options available to charters and best practices to help get the facility to match your needs today and accommodate your growth for tomorrow. You will come away with an understanding of options to determine what's best for your school.

The False Advocacy Debate: Grass Tops or Grass Roots? Policy

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What’s more important in education advocacy: the grass tops or the grass roots? Come join two experienced advocates as they “debate” the value of each constituent group in the fight to move education policy forward. Nick Bolt, Walton Family Foundation; Nicole Brisbane, Democrats for Education Reform–NY; Maya Martin, Parents Amplifying Voices in Education

Stuart Ellis, Charter School Capital; Mike Morley, American Charter Development, LLC and M-13 Construction, Inc. The School-to-Prison-Pipeline: Can Chartering Accommodate At-Risk Youth? The ABCs of Flipping Primary Instruction Instruction

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Change the face of your instruction through flipping your instruction! Come prepared to learn the power of flipping your lessons and duplicating yourself. Participants will leave with an understanding and confidence to start flipping on Monday. In this workshop model, plan to collaborate with others in your content area (K-12) while learning the difference between flipped learning and blended learning. Andrea Clayton-Jones and Kara Schumacher, Crossroads Academy of Kansas City

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Kate Essex and Debbie Lister, Charter Board Partners

Operations Retention Starts With Recruitment: Maximizing Your Teacher Pipeline

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ROOM 105A

Charter schools should be structured to ensure all students have access to excellent opportunities. How do we work collaboratively across sectors to ensure at-risk youth are thriving in charter schools? Listen to a veteran charter school principal and former student defense attorney discuss discipline and policing in charter schools. A highly successful charter school principal will share her school's culture/discipline strategy and share concrete methods of ensuring safety and engagement without police intervention.

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Currently less than ten percent of teachers in charter public schools are unionized, but that could be changing. What does this mean for schools and educators? What do collective bargaining agreements in charter schools look like? This session will look under the hood of contracts at several schools and discuss trends, opportunities, and challenges that can inform how charter school leaders and reformers approach collective bargaining going forward. Eric Lerum, America Succeeds; Pamela Witmer, Illinois Network of Charter Schools We’re in This Together: The Case for Open Source Curricula Leadership

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There’s a problem with sharing in our schools. It’s not about our kids sharing their toys, art supplies, or ideas with others. It’s about our grown­ups not sharing materials–lesson plans, assessments, systems, trainings–that would help teachers and leaders outside their school, network, or classroom help kids. When it comes to open source, the potential benefits to hundreds of thousands of students outweigh the risks to organizations. Join Achievement First Co­CEOs Doug McCurry and Dacia Toll, along with Tom Torkelson, CEO of IDEA Public Schools, and Yetta Lewis, Chief Academic Officer of Gestalt Community Schools for a discussion on why and how all school networks, whether they are charter school management organizations, independent or traditional school districts, should make their core materials open source. How can we all more intentionally build together toward the excellence all of our students deserve? Yetta Lewis, Gestalt Community Schools; Doug McCurry and Dacia Toll, Achievement First; Tom Torkelson, IDEA Public Schools

Colleen Colarusso, Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy; Aarti Sharma, Georgia Department of Education

Perry Daniel, Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy; Michael Hicks, Southern University at Shreveport

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BREAKOUT SESSIONS

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ABCs Of Learning: Advancing Learning, The Brain And The Competitive Edge

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Do you want to deliver a homerun presentation so bad that you are willing to look at your own roadblocks to success? Do you have the determination to embrace 21st Century models for successful learning? If yes, then this presentation is for you. Reframe your mindset to see your presentations as creative opportunities. Discover how to design a learning experience that guides with the brain in mind to lead to attitude, behavior, and skill change. Jeff Hurt, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting Are You Ready to Go From Renting to Owning? Considerations and Options for Facilities Financing Policy

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This session is designed for school operators wondering what it takes to go from renting to buying. Attendees will hear from facilities finance experts and gain a better understanding of the scope of facilities financing options and what it will take to put together the right package for your school. Eugene Clark-Herrera, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Jim Griffin, Momentum Strategy and Research; Laura Kozel, Rocketship Education Benefits of Long-Term Financing in a Low Interest Rate Market Operations

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Charter schools often face a difficult choice between lower cost, short-term financing with an unquantifiable refinancing risk, verses a higher cost permanent financing that carries no additional risk. The session will explore how this analysis changes depending on the interest rate environment, and participants will gain a better understanding of how to compare options that have dramatically different terms. Participants in this session will also be presented with information about various short-­and long-­term facility. Bruce Sorenson, Piper Jaffray & Co.

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Brave Heart: Ending the Governance Battle Ground

2:30pm – 3:45pm

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Effective charter boards are excellent stewards of public funds and ensure compliance with laws while focusing on student achievement gaps and advancing the school's mission. Developing the expertise to move meetings from being combative to collaborative by analyzing available data, considering unintended consequences, and building consensus is essential. Participants will work collaboratively to solve real examples of governance and legal issues boards face. Participants will have the opportunity to share experiences and ask questions regarding challenges. Mary Carmichael, Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina; Terri Croy Lewis, Colorado League of Charter Schools; Waynica Staples, Georgia Charter Schools Association. Casting Your Net: Creating and Managing a Diversified Fundraising Strategy Governance

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Successful fundraising should not be confined to wealthier communities or well-connected school leaders and boards. We will share how to craft a diversified fundraising plan that aligns with the community and demonstrate how different approaches can amplify each other. Participants will learn strategies for leveraging internal and external communities, cultivating donors, and executing fundraising plans. Participants will leave with a fundraising outline for their school and best practices for annual funds, events, and crowdfunding. Peter Laub, Urban Montessori Charter School / EdTec, Inc.; Michael Whaley, Memphis College Prep Elementary Charter School/Traditional School Compacts Policy

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This session will focus on the reasons for creating a charter compact, the development of a framework that builds a productive relationship between a school district and its charter schools with a traditional/charter model, and the impact of having a charter compact. This will be done through the lens of Tennessee school districts with various size charter sectors and at different development stages of charter compacts.

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English language learners (ELLs) represent the fastest growing population in the nation, and our new standards present more challenges for them than ever before. In this session, participants will study the language demands of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Smarter Balanced assessment in order to understand the need to prioritize access for English learners. Participants will also begin to develop a tool belt of strategies to scaffold CCSS-aligned instruction for ELLs. Rachel Hazlehurst and Melissa Mendoza, Camino Nuevo Charter Academy Differentiated Instruction Without Losing Your Mind! Instruction

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Closing the Gap: Serving English Learners in the Era of the Common Core

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What exactly is differentiated instruction? How can we effectively give it to every student without feeling overwhelmed? How do we enrich and intervene crosscurricular? Bring your device and join this problem solving session in an exciting speed dating format! Participants will engage in quick sessions focusing on blended learning, enrichment, literacy, math, and social/emotional needs! Specialists will be joining the conversation on Twitter throughout the session, #NCSCDiff. Phillip Garza, IDEA Public Schools; Andrea ClaytonJones, Jamie Greason, Lee Gruss, Kara Schumacher, and Melissa Torres, Crossroads Academy of Kansas City

Finding, Recruiting, and Retaining Outstanding Charter School Board Members Governance

Educators as Leaders: Promise and Imperative for the Future

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Do you want to learn about models of excellence that build leadership within a school to maximize the human capital potential of teachers and improve student growth? Are you intrigued by the possibility that educators can lead the profession beyond the school as drivers of big ideas that advance practice and policy? If yes, join recipients of the Milken Educator Award to discuss innovation in action, as seen through the lens of charter schools.

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Want to expand your board, but don't know how? Need new board members to bring valuable skills to your board? Have you tapped out all your board recruitment leads and don't know where to go next? Need some tips on how to build a strong board culture and keep your board engaged? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you. Marci Cornell-Feist, BoardOnTrack Greenhouse Schools: Leadership Practice in a High-Performing Charter Sector Leadership

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Boston's charter school sector has received national attention for strong student outcomes. Independent studies have found that Boston charter school students are learning at much faster rates than their peers across the country. What's happening in Boston's charter schools to make them so effective? A TNTP report examines a set of school leadership practices that cultivate environments that promote quality instruction. Learn about those practices and how more schools can adopt them. Leslie Gabbianelli and Melissa Wu, TNTP Improve Your Hiring Acumen With Behavioral Interviewing Operations

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Luther Mercer, Tennessee Charter School Center; Cardell Orrin, Stand for Children

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Have you ever hired a teacher you thought was perfect for the job, only to realize later you'd made a costly mistake? Traditional interviewing techniques can fail to accurately assess a candidate's technical, motivational, and behavioral fit for a position. This session will explore the art and science of behavioral interviewing in order to collect critical information needed to make savvy hiring decisions. Come learn how behavioral interviewing can transform hiring practices across your organization. Megan Freeman and Kelly Reeser, Peak to Peak Charter School

Jane Foley, Milken Family Foundation; Dexter Chaney II, Knowledge is Power Program Dallas-Ft. Worth; Allison Cuttler, North Star Academy College Preparatory High School; Colin DeGroot, The ASK Academy; Danielle Ferreira, National Institute for Excellence in Teaching; Michael Sinclair, Brashier Middle College Charter High School publiccharters.org/conference

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BREAKOUT SESSIONS 2:30pm – 3:45pm Continued

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A variety of factors bring a school leader of a singlesite school to a decision to either merge with a larger management group or potentially shut down (voluntarily or mandated). Hear a debate among school leaders who have faced this struggle and come out on one side or the other. The debate will also cover the authorizer's perspective and what happens to students, facilities, and debt when a school needs to close. Niloy Gangopadhyay, Success Preparatory Academy; Josh Kern, TenSquare

Michael Kleba and Maram Mabrouk, North Shore High School

Outsourcing Out of School Time Programs: Pitfalls and Best Practices

What Happens When You Teach 1,000 Kids to Code?

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Learn how charter school leaders from across the country extend quality learning time beyond the school day. Hear first hand what to look for, problems to avoid, and how these leaders ensure that their students get the most out of every day—without burning out their teaching staff. Julie Cady and Robert Jordan, Viera Charter School; Sherry Pendelton, Somerset Lone Mountain Charter School; Elanna Yalow, KinderCare Education

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BOUNCE: How The Ball Taught The World To Play Operations

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Join us for a movie and discussion about how something as simple as a ball has had major impacts on how we play. From Brazilian favelas to dusty Congolese villages, from neolithic Scottish isles to modern soccer pitches, BOUNCE explores the little­​known origins of our favorite sports. Equal parts science, history, and cultural essay, BOUNCE removes us from the scandals and commercialism of today's sports world to uncover the true reasons we play ball, helping us reclaim our universal connection to the games we love. After the film screening, we’ll discuss how play impacts education and the classroom. Kevin Carrol, Kevin Carroll Katalyst/LLC; Margaret Huang, Playworks; The Creators of the BOUNCE Documentary

Michael Burgevin, Ravi Gupta, and Ryan York, RePublic Schools

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Brand Impact Workshop: Assessing Power and Effectiveness of Your Brand Operations

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This interactive session will invite participants to examine their organization's brand and identify ways to stimulate growth and raise awareness. After a brief branding overview, participants will dive into an intensive brand impact rating exercise and identify goals to help them elevate their existing brand to a more compelling and dynamic presence.

School leadership is essential to charter schools, but it can be challenging to develop leaders when performance evaluators may not have educational experience. This interactive session introduces a research-based, customizable principal evaluation system that is being used in several states. Participants will learn about AIR's Five Essential Practices of School Leadership framework and a suite of tools that charter boards and others can use to evaluate and support the professional growth of their school leaders. Matt Clifford and Tammie Knights, American Institutes for Research

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Three Phases of New Schools: Application, Pre-Opening, and First Year

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As school use of technology and data increases, parents and the media are asking more questions about what personal student information is collected and how it is used and shared. Two leaders on policy and practice will outline what charter schools need to know to safeguard student information, work with vendors, and effectively communicate with stakeholders. You will learn to do the right thing while ensuring your parents and community are aware and supportive. Reg Leichty, Foresight Law + Policy; Mark Schneiderman, SchoolMessenger; Aric Dershem, National Heritage Academies

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Clifton Alexander, Emily Barnes, and Chase Wilson, REACTOR Design Studio

Promoting Leadership Growth: A Framework for Evaluation and Coaching

A Charter School Guide to Student Data Privacy

A School Year on the Brink: Saving Washington's Charter Schools

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RePublic kicked off its 2014-2015 school year with a pledge to teach programming as a core academic class. A year later, over 1,000 scholars are benefitting from our curriculum, including students in partnering districts across the South. RePublic has now launched its first high school and all 168 scholars are enrolled in AP computer science (CS), a statistic set to revolutionize demographics regarding minorities and women in CS. Learn what works (and what doesn't), interact with our curriculum, and participate in Q&A.

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Professional development often turns off teachers and school leaders because it can be boring and transactional. Educational professionals attend many seminars and meetings because they are required to, and fatigued by "proving" they are learning, educators can lose interest in their own professional development. But most teachers and school leaders actually want to learn and grow. Join us for an exploration of a technique tool kit powered by educator curiosity. When teachers and leaders work together, amazing things can happen.

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Unsanctioned Professional Development Leadership

Merger or Closure?

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Applying to open a charter school? Chartered but not yet open? In the first year of the charter term? If so, this session is for you! During this roundtable session, our expert presenters will move from group to group discussing best practices, common missteps, and mistakes. They will provide honest conversation and feedback from a variety of perspectives, including finance, academics, governance, communications, and media. Join us for a session full of invaluable advice and feedback! Taishya Adams, American Institutes for Research; Karen Daniels, Charter School Business Management, Inc.; Yamuna Menon, Booker T. Washington Academy; Jessica Mokhiber and Jill Shahen, Northeast Charter Schools Network; Charlene Reid, Excellence Community Schools

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The Washington State Supreme Court ruled Washington’s new charter school law unconstitutional in September 2015, mere weeks after eight new schools opened their doors. Learn how the WA Charters Association team quickly mobilized their school and funder communities into a strong parent and teacher-led grassroots campaign to pressure the state legislature to pass a new charter school law in six months. Time will be saved for Q&A! Libuse Binder, Bill Kiolbasa, and Maggie Meyers, Washington State Charter Schools Association; Shirline Wilson, Charter School Parent & DFER WA

Accountability Transformed: The Every Student Succeeds Act Leadership

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Accountability has been a core value of charter schools since their earliest days, when charter schools first welcomed increased accountability in exchange for greater operational autonomy. Now this accountability faces significant fundamental change, through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA returns education policy power to states – for example, by letting states design their own accountability measures and do so with fewer federal rules and mandates. During the session, experts will discuss trends in state accountability. They will also discuss ESSA’s implications for schools, students, and communities, and for charter autonomy and the performance contracts for which charters are held accountable. Danielle Eisenberg, KIPP; Nick Sheltrown, National Heritage Academies; David Stuit, Basis Policy Research

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BREAKOUT SESSIONS 4:00pm – 5:00pm Continued Calm Down (and Connect With Your Students) Instruction

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Challenging behaviors can derail even the best lessons and rattle the most seasoned educators. Attend this highly interactive session to learn and practice strategies for responding to challenging behaviors. You'll discover how to keep your cool in the moment to avoid escalation and ways to follow up with positive discipline conversations and behavior plans. Learn why social-emotional skills are key for helping you create a calm, safe classroom in which everyone can learn. Tonje Molyneux, Committee for Children

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It takes more than a feeling to build an effective strategy in the face of the unknown, and many of us are already doing it. This interactive session will help participants understand that you don't have to have every factor identified and accounted for to build an effective strategy. Real school leaders, from south Detroit, will share their experience creating a strategy despite the unknown, ensuring they were able to do more than sing the blues. Lisa Diaz and Marisol Rodriguez, Insignia Partners; Leann Hedke, Summit Academy and Summit Academy North Expansion and Replication: Choosing When and Where to Do It, and Who’s There to Support You Leadership

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Thinking about expansion? Whether you want to replicate your model, add an additional school for your graduating students, or set up a network in a different geography, this session can help you think about the positives and negatives of different types of expansion. Join a representative that has navigated this decision process, as well as funders and thought leaders who have encouraged different types of replication for different purposes.

Flipping Instruction K-12! Instruction

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Change the face of your instruction through flipping your instruction! Come prepared to learn the power of flipping your lessons and duplicating yourself. Participants will leave with an understanding and confidence to start flipping on Monday. In this workshop model, plan to collaborate with others in your content area (K-12) while learning the difference between flipped learning and blended learning. Andrea Clayton-Jones, Lee Gruss, and Kara Schumacher, Crossroads Academy of Kansas City

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Patricia Jahaly, Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School How Can Charters Best Support Students With the Highest Needs? Leadership

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MassCS-CAN, INCS, and NSNO are doing innovative work to leverage economies of scale to increase capacity of schools to hire collectively, and develop talent to best support SPED and ELL populations. Panelists will share all the tools that were developed as part of these new initiatives, and participants will have the opportunity to engage interactively to consider how this work could be incorporated into their school, network of schools, or across charter schools. Erica Brown, Massachusetts Charter Public School Association; Allison Jack, Illinois Network of Charter Schools; Lauren Morando Rhim, National Center Special Education Charter Schools; Runyan-Shefa, New Schools for New Orleans

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It's Not You, it's Me: Partnering (or Not) with Outside Organizations Leadership

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Many schools partner with CBOs, non-profits, museums, and other outside organizations to enhance the programming that the school offers. But is it really an enhancement/benefit to the school? How do you choose what's best for the school, staff, and families? How do you operationalize those relationships? An experienced panel of school operators and support organizations will discuss what works best for them and how they made that determination. Maria Campo, Girls Write Now; Sonia Park, US Department of Education; Suyin So, Central Queens Academy Charter School; Erin Sweeney, Schools That Can - Newark

Super Six and Power Math: Making it Easier! Instruction

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Simply Flawed, Financially Fraud, or Shades of Grey? Operations

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School environments require quick decision-making, and how to determine right from wrong is not always clear. This session explores the decisions that continue to make you nervous. Anonymously submit your scenario to learn whether your situation now or in the future is fraudulent, flawed, or one that depending on the school's actions could go either way. Attendees and a panel of experts in auditing, finance, authorizing, operations, law, and grantmaking will vote and discuss the implications. Lori Clement and Raj Thakkar, Charter School Business Management, Inc.; Brian Hedges, Mengel Metzger Barr & Co., LLP Strategic Planning: An Essential Component of Success Governance

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In order for any organization or school to be effective they must have a plan. The concept of strategic planning is explored from the perspective of an authorizer and top performing charter school, while also looking at the ties between both. By defining the relationship and how the authorizer can support the school in providing planning resources and performance data, exploring strategic planning can be a win-win situation for everyone.

ROOM 202C

Do your students struggle with reading comprehension and/or solving math word problems? We have come up with strategies for these content areas that have been proven to be effective in high poverty, EL, and highly diverse populations. Our "Super Six" and "Power Math" strategies break down test questions so students can be successful in proving they know what is being asked and how to solve it. Mai Yia Chang, Shannon Siercks, and Neal Thao, Noble Academy The Coaching Consensus: Evaluating Your School Leader Governance

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Imagine accepting a job in a K-5 school, where you are tasked with the roll-out of an ELA curriculum. In this session, you will learn how to work with a range of teachers (novice to experienced, willing to reluctant) and bring forth high levels of achievement. You will receive tools and resources for conducting effective meetings and observations, as well as differentiated PD for managing network expectations.

Nick Bolt, Walton Family Foundation; Aaron Listhaus, Hebrew Public: Charter Schools for Global Citizens

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High Stakes and High Priorities: Whole School ELA Curriculum Implementation

Don't Stop Believing: Building Strategy in the Unknown Governance

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Many boards struggle with how to effectively evaluate their school's executive. Using professional sports coaches as examples, this session will show you how you can build a system of accountability at your school so that you can evaluate your leader based on school outcomes. With the right kind of accountability in place, your school will be set up for championship seasons. Lincoln Fillmore and Tina Smith, Utah Association of Public Charter Schools Using Public/Private Partnerships to Creatively Fund Capital Projects Operations

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We often focus on finding public policy solutions to our facilities issues that require increasing dedicated per pupil facilities funds across the state, or requiring right of first refusal for public buildings. While these options are the ultimate goal for sustainable paths to securing facilities and large capital projects, private financing tools can play a key role in creatively accessing funds for capital projects. In this session, you will learn about ways to leverage the private sector to secure facilities. Jane Ellis, CO Charter Facility Solutions; Mary Elizabeth Evans, Hope Credit Union; Viraj Parikh, Valor Collegiate Academies; Michael Whaley, Memphis College Prep Elementary

Julie Kildee, Holly Academy; Barbara Zeile, Central Michigan University

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GENERAL SESSION Grand Ballroom

Level 4

Tuesday, June 28

3:30pm - 4:45pm

EMCEE

The Honorable Mary Landrieu Former U.S. Senator

SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER

Sugata Mitra, Ph.D.

Professor of Education Technology, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER

Andre Agassi

Charter School Founder and Tennis Great

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER

The Honorable John B. King, Jr.

Marc Sternberg

Secretary of Education U.S. Department of Education

Director, K-12 Education Walton Family Foundation

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Bill Kurtz

CEO DSST Public Schools

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Kim Smith

CEO and Founder Pahara Institute

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SESSIONS AT-A-GLANCE

Tuesday, June 28

STRAND KEY Governance

Rooms are strand-specific this year! Look for the color that matches your strand.

9:30am - 10:45am

11:00am - 12:00pm

2:00pm - 3:15pm

ROOM 101A

Beyond the Bake Sale: How to Build an Integrated Fundraising Strategy

Beyond School Closure: Finding Effective Alternatives

Are You Ready to Expand From a School to a "System"?

ROOM 101C

What's Next? Looking Forward to 30th, 35th, and 50th Anniversaries of Charter Schools

ROOM 102A

I Just Joined a Charter School Board...Now What?

ROOM 103A

Keeping Your Charter Promises: How Top-Notch Charter School Leaders Have Met the Challenge

ROOM 104A

ROOM DAVIDSON C3

Nashville Rise: Why Parent Voices Matter in Growing High-Quality Schools

The Every Student Succeeds Act: What You Need to Know

Achieving Rigor Through Strategic Questioning in High School – What We do at IDEA Public Schools

Empowering Students With Disabilities to Succeed on Standardized Tests

Revision Strategies to Improve Student Writing and Increase Engagement

Are Your Students Playing Chess? Research Says They Should Be

That's APPtastic!

ROOM 202C

Safe Schools, Fair Discipline: Creating a Strong School Culture

The Transition to College: What Do Our Students Need to Be Better Prepared?

ROOM 204

My Brother's Keeper: Creating a Culture of Success for Boys of Color

To and Through: Supporting Our Students Beyond K-12

ROOM 205A

Moving Away From Sage on the Stage Teaching: Targeted Group Structures InspirED: Innovative Tools to Enhance Student Well-Being and School Climate

Personalized Learning: What is My Role as Teacher?

Exploiting a Backdoor to the Brain: How to Hack the Affective Learning Domain for Easy Reading and Writing Skill Access

INTENSIVE 9:30am – 12:00pm

ROOM 205B

ROOM 106A

How to Unlock the Potential of All Students with Personalized Learning

Game, Set, Match: Positive Impact, Positive Returns

What Should the School of the Future Look Like?

ROOM 207A

ROOM 106C

Authorizing and the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership

How Do We Advance the Diversity of Senior Education Leadership?

Emotional Intelligence: From Theory to Practice for School Leaders

ROOM 207B

Model and Promote SocialEmotional Learning in Your School

Mindfulness: The Power of Pausing

INTENSIVE 9:30am – 12:00pm Switching on the Thinking Muscle: Teaching Metacognition

INTENSIVE 9:30am – 12:00pm

SPECIAL INTENSIVE SESSION

Financing Facility Projects Through Budget and Programmatic Challenges

So Happy Together! How to Hire People with Shared Values

Growth Strategies for Charter Schools: Start-Up, Expansion, and Maturity

The Together Teacher

ROOM 207C

Know the Rules to Win the Campaign

ROOM 208A

Personalized Learning to Re-Engage Off Track Youth

Charter Restarts: Stakeholders Speak

ROOM 209A

School Daze: Navigating the Facilities Financing Maze

Why Can't We Do That? Secrets to Meteoric Marketing

Building Student Recruitment From the Inside Out

State Policy Trends for Charter Schools

Parents and Choice: Why They Choose and Why Their Voices Matter

ROOM 209C

Bringing Teacher Benefits Into the 21st Century

IT and the 21st Century Classroom: Cloud or School-Based Infrastructure?

Accountability: Beyond the Dashboard

The Together Leader

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From Recovery to Extraordinary: States and Charter Schools Working Together

Strengthening Your Board: CEO/ School Leader Partnership

Developing Diverse Leadership Within Growing Charter Networks

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2:00pm - 3:15pm

ROOM 202A

Hacking Culture and the Brain to Close the Income-Achievement Gap

ROOM DAVIDSON C1

Instruction

11:00am - 12:00pm

Your Charismatic Leader is Leaving... Now What? Succession Planning to Make Your School Person-Proof

Charter Schools: Breaking Ranks and Beating the Odds

Civil Rights and Charter Schools: Avoiding Pitfalls

Operations

9:30am - 10:45am

ROOM 201A

ROOM 105A

ROOM DAVIDSON B

Leadership

INTENSIVE 9:30am – 12:00pm

From Good to Great

8:30am – 12:45pm

Policy

A Fireside Chat with U.S. Secretary of Education John King

Build a Winning Business Plan

ROOM 104C

ROOM 107A

Check out your State Meeting at the end of the day

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Leveraging Facebook to Prevent and Stop Bullying

Amplifying the Success of Black and Latino Single-Site Charters

Conquering the Charter School HR Challenges

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BREAKOUT SESSIONS 8:30am - 12:45pm

Achieving Rigor Through Strategic Questioning in High School – What We Do at IDEA Public Schools

The Together Leader

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Leadership

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Tuesday, June 28

Instruction

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At IDEA Public Schools we are united by a singular vision, to become the number one producer of lowincome college graduates. To prepare students for the academic rigor of the undergraduate experience, we offer Advanced Placement (AP) for all. IDEA students take as many as 11 AP courses in high school, earning college credit while simultaneously achieving academic preparation for college. Achieving rigor through strategic questioning is something our high school teachers must do well to drive student academic performance. Join this session to learn the what and the how of this at IDEA Public Schools.

*Pre-Registration and $50 materials fee required to attend this session. Stop by the registration desk to sign-up to attend.* Effective leading requires strong planning, time and task management, and organizational systems. Without a clear system to sort through the daily deluge, you can easily lose sight of what you need to accomplish on your team. Thankfully, with some intentionality, routines, and habits, it is possible to be an effective leader and have a life! This intensive workshop will teach you how to consolidate your calendars, track long-term to-dos and ideas, identify and solve for common priority-crushers, and plot how to use your limited amount of free time. Maia Heyck Merlin, The Together Group USAFundsStudentConnections_program_ad_quarter.pdf

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Joshua Lumley, Crischelle Navalta, and Rachel Willcutts, IDEA Frontier College Preparatory

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Authorizing andAMthe Five Practices 5/12/16 10:49 of Exemplary Leadership Leadership

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Great leaders mobilize others to accomplish extraordinary things. They help people turn visions into realities, risks into rewards, and challenges into opportunities. We envision authorizers playing this role and advancing beyond the basics of gatekeeping and monitoring. That's why we'll teach you to apply the five practices—model the way, inspire a shared vision, challenge the process, enable others to act, encourage the heart—of exemplary leadership and become a catalyst for excellence.

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James Goenner, National Charter Schools Institute

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Beyond the Bake Sale: How to Build an Integrated Fundraising Strategy

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Governance

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Even the most successful charter public schools could use additional resources to meet student needs. Learn how a single, high-performing charter school successfully built an integrated fundraising program from the ground up. Participants will work with seasoned professionals to develop their board, approach foundations, and establish individual giving programs.

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Kimberly Lane, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools; Lyman Millard, Breakthrough Schools

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Bringing Teacher Benefits Into the 21st Century Operations

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Retirement benefits can be confusing and what many schools can reasonably offer probably does not help them to recruit high quality teachers. This interactive session will be a conversation about understanding retirement benefits, knowing what options are available, and discussing the career paths of today's teachers. Susan Pendergrass, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Charter Schools: Breaking Ranks and Beating the Odds Leadership

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Charter schools are beating the odds by producing exceptional results while serving low-income/minority students. In 2015, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan named 335 National Blue Ribbon School designees. Academica, an education service provider, services 20% of the Nation’s Blue Ribbon charter schools. Academica president, Fernando Zulueta, and principals from these nationally acclaimed charter schools discuss how the integration of administrators, teachers and students, coupled with parental buy-in, is the recipe to producing successful, college-bound students. Judith Marty, Mater Academy; Fernando Zulueta, Academica Civil Rights and Charter Schools: Avoiding Pitfalls Policy

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From Good to Great Leadership

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Katie Herman, Partner at TenSquare, will interview three successful school leaders on what it takes to move your school from middle of the pack to top of the heap. Leaders will discuss how to show measureable improvement through strategic interventions, including embracing ELL strategies to improve overall instruction and school turnaround strategies. Rachel Crouch, Perry Street Preparatory Public Charter School; Katie Herman, TenSquare; Shawn Toranto, Einstein Charter Schools; Andrew Touchette, YouthBuild Public Charter School From Recovery to Extraordinary: States and Charter Schools Working Together Policy

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ROOM Davidson C3

The Louisiana Recovery School District and the Tennessee Achievement School District have brought new attention to the role that charter schools can play in replacing poor performing schools. They have also tested the theory that the freedoms associated with chartering can in fact benefit those who are the most at risk. This panel will explore the role that charters have played in serving the hardest to educate and what policymakers should consider to better serve these students. Malika Anderson, Achievement School District, TN; Paul Pastorek, Former Louisiana State Superintendent of Education; Chris Reynolds, LEAD Public Schools; Christine Wolfe, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

ROOM Davidson B

This session will explore common civil rights issues that surface in the charter school context. These include, but are not limited to, school discipline, transgender discrimination, and special education. We will address relevant legal requirements and ways for charter schools to ensure they're in compliance with civil rights laws. William Bethke, Kutz & Bethke, LLC; Rob Reed, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools; Gerard Robinson, American Enterprise Institute; Ricardo Soto, California Charter Schools Association

Growth Strategies for Charter Schools: Start-Up, Expansion, and Maturity Operations

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Charter schools face a variety of challenges at each stage of growth. This panel will outline these stages of growth, from start-up to expansion to mature school, and highlight the challenges schools face at each stage. Our panel of experts will offer best practices learned from their experiences. John Cairns, John Cairns Law, P.A.; Darlene Chambers, National Charter Schools Institute; Stuart Ellis, Charter School Capital; Khori Whittaker, Lighthouse Academies

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BREAKOUT SESSIONS

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Tuesday, June 28

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Advanced KEYNOTE SPEAKER CONTENT

9:30am - 10:45am Continued How to Unlock the Potential of All Students with Personalized Learning

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Leadership

ROOM 106A

Buzz words like “blended learning” and “personalized learning” are among the hottest terms flying around in education today. But what do they mean for you and your students? Join us for a deep dive into what personalized learning actually is, what it looks like in diverse school communities across the U.S., and how you can bring it to your school. Adam Carter, Lizzie Choi, and Joanna Hefty, Summit Public Schools I Just Joined a Charter School Board...Now What? Governance

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Great charter schools need great board members. However, no one goes to school to become a great charter school board member. Often for new board members, "onboarding" consists of being thrown right into the work without any training or background information. For many, being an effective board member is something they think you can just figure out along the way. But there is a body of governance best practice research that all board members can benefit from as they learn their roles and responsibilities. This session will provide a framework and strategies for governing effectively, with real-life examples and case studies throughout. Kate Essex and Shereen Williams, Charter Board Partners

Keeping Your Charter Promises: How Top-Notch Charter School Leaders Have Met the Challenge Governance

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Come and hear successful charter school leaders share their best practices, ideas, and tips on how to stay true to your charter. They will share their authentic stories in words and media, and there will be a short, facilitated Q&A time at the end of the final presentation. Marci Cornell-Feist and Gina Fafard, BoardOnTrack; Ana Ponce, Camino Nuevo Charter Academies; Bobby White, Frayser Community Schools; Caprice Young, Magnolia Public Schools Moving Away From Sage on the Stage Teaching: Targeted Group Structures Instruction

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ICEF Public Schools' instructional team discuss their collaborative work establishing Targeted Group Structures, an instructional model focused on group structure. When using the model, students are separated into three groups: collaborative—students work in partners/ cooperative groups, attain an objective; participate in collaborative inquiry; independent—students work by themselves on an activity/project focused on particular objective; direct instruction—students work in small groups with teacher, who leads students in content area mini-lesson/reteaching. Learn more about how to make Target Group Structures work in your classroom. Martinne Barracliffe and Brenna McCarthy, ICEF Public Schools

KEYNOTE SPEAKER CONTENT

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The inspirED site is an online community, containing resources based on the latest research about social and emotional learning (SEL) and school climate, developed by high school students and educators around the nation in collaboration with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Facebook. Learn more about this online community and how it can benefit your charter school. Marc Brackett, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence; Jamie Lockwood, Facebook; Seth Wallace, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

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What's Next? Looking Forward to the 30th, 35th, and 50th Anniversaries of Charter Schools

ROOM 209A

Does your school need to plan a renovation or expansion project? Join us to learn how to successfully plan your facilities project. During our session a panel of experts will introduce the key elements of project planning, project readiness, and creditworthiness. Following the panel these experts will guide schools through a practical exercise to estimate their project financing needs. Armed with their facilities financing gap number, school leaders will then have the opportunity to review their facilities financing options. Jeff Bennett, IFF; Dru Damico, Building Hope; Jane Ellis, CO Charter Facility Solutions; Molly Melloh, Reinvestment Fund; Sara Sorbello, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

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In this panel discussion, Nina Rees, Bruno Manno, Howard Fuller, and Dacia Toll will peer into the future of charters and charter systems: Will more cities gravitate toward a portfolio model? A hybrid charterpublic system? And where are charters in suburban or even rural areas evolving? After discussions and questions, the audience will vote on where they see chartering going. Howard Fuller, Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University; Bruno Manno, Walton Family Foundation; Nina Rees, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools; Dacia Toll, Achievement First; David Cantor, The 74

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30 Years of Excellence and Leadership We invite you to be informed and inspired by nationally recognized educators from charter schools. Learn how educators, individually and collectively, impact student gains and strengthen the teaching profession both within and beyond the school environment.

InspirED: Innovative Tools to Enhance Student Well-Being and School Climate Instruction

School Daze: Navigating the Facilities Financing Maze

Educators as Leaders: Promise and Imperative for the Future facebook.com/CharterSchools

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@charteralliance #NCSC16 youtube.com/publiccharters

educators lead the way for a new generation that will be entrusted with “ Talented choices and decisions affecting the fate not only of our nation, but of our world.

LOWELL MILKEN, Founder, Milken Educator Awards

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BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Exploiting a Backdoor to the Brain: How to Hack the Affective Learning Domain for Easy Reading and Writing Skill Access

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INTENSIVE

ROOM 202C

Experience what it's like to learn how to read and write from a child's perspective and take away teaching tools and tricks for meeting the needs of all students, as well as increasing early learner momentum in reading and writing that goes far beyond just simple decoding! These learning loopholes and brainbased teaching tools will leave you armed and ready to transform literacy learning in your classroom on Monday morning! Katie Garner, Learning & The Brain (co-sponsored by Harvard University & MIT) Mindfulness: The Power of Pausing Instruction

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Beginner

So Happy Together! How to Hire People with Shared Values

9:30am - 12:00pm

Instruction

LEVEL GUIDE

Tuesday, June 28

ROOM 204

Mindfulness offers students and educators a way to increase creativity and resilience and reduce stress. It is an evidence-based practice that can enhance concentration and emotional regulation and promote positive emotions. With regular practice, this mindfulness can have dramatic results and is being embraced more widely as a crucial adjunct to traditional learning. This workshop will introduce basic mindfulness practices that enhance attention, concentration and communication, and promote positive emotions.

Operations

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ROOM 207B

Hiring is about you and me, and me and you. One of the biggest determinations of a good fit is a set of shared values. Knowing if a potential hire shares your values can be challenging, but it is imperative to building, and keeping, a successful team. This session will allow you to be happy together! Lisa Diaz and Marisol Rodriguez, Insignia Partners Switching on the Thinking Muscle: Teaching Metacognition Instruction

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INTENSIVE

ROOM 207A

This session provides professionals with the opportunity to observe/participate in a lesson and witness how much can be achieved through specifically designed, intensive teaching. Katy demonstrates how we can teach students a deeper level of understanding across curriculum areas, develop essential skills and knowledge, and encourage independent learning. Learn more about the importance of teaching students to ''learn how to learn" and how these best practices can improve student learning and outcomes. Katy Parkinson, Sound Training

Erin Sharaf, Mindfulness + Magic

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Conquering the Charter School HR Challenges

11:00am - 12:00pm

Operations

Are Your Students Playing Chess? Research Says They Should Be Instruction

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Chess is a powerful educational tool that can be used as a springboard to teach social-emotional, cognitive, and academic skills that are critical to student performance, such as academic perseverance, logical and spatial thinking, reasoning, decision-making, memory, and strategizing. This session will describe what the research says about the use of scholastic chess programs in schools and provide examples about how and why chess is incorporated into the school day from an international chess grandmaster and Success Academy Charter Schools. Maurice Ashley, MATCH Chess Curriculum; Anna Nicotera, Basis Policy Research; Sean O’Hanlon, Success Academy Charter Schools; Michael Podgursky, University of Missouri - Columbia; Martin West, Harvard University Beyond School Closure: Finding Effective Alternatives Governance

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ROOM 101A

Closing a low-performing school is never easy. Panelists will discuss approaches and solutions for dealing with closures in today's environment. This panel will provide examples of alternatives to closing a failing school and best practices authorizers, schools, school leaders, and other stakeholders can use to navigate these processes effectively. Scott Pearson, DC Public Charter School Board; Jessica Sutter, EdPro Consulting Build a Winning Business Plan Governance

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Strong replication requires a solid academic plan and knowing how your business will grow. How do you build and present a winning replication business plan that makes your authorizer want to give you more seats and attracts the resources necessary for strong replication? An authorizer, facility financer, and leader of a replicating charter school join to capture and convey the key elements of a successful replication business plan. Barb Acenowr and Susan Miller Barker, SUNY Charter Schools Institute; Vasthi Acosta, Amber Charter School; Jane Ellis, CO Charter Facility Solutions

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Charter schools face unique HR challenges including compliance, benefits, the rising costs of healthcare, multiple and manual processes, and attracting and retaining talent. This session will highlight how charter schools have successfully taken on these challenges through the use of HR technology to manage and streamline processes and implementing best practices and policies in HR. Antonia Christian and Noah Barnes, Little Bird HR; Donna Douglas, The Academy Charter School; Shannon Hodge, Kingsman Academy Public Charter School; Steve Zimmerman, NYC Coalition of Community Charter Schools Empowering Students With Disabilities to Succeed on Standardized Tests Instruction

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This session will examine four case studies of Boston high schools whose populations of students with disabilities achieved exceptional results on the MCAS, Massachusetts' standards-based assessment. Presenters will share the findings of the site visits and focus groups they conducted, as well as the best practices they succeeded in replicating at their home institution. The session will conclude with participants strategizing ways to incorporate these practices into their own curriculum. Samantha Rosenbaum, Cathedral High School; Nina Scupp, City on a Hill Charter Public Schools KEYNOTE SPEAKER CONTENT

Game, Set, Match: Positive Impact, Positive Returns Leadership

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As history has shown, government and philanthropy can treat and respond to issues, but they often fail to create scalable solutions that stick. In the case of charter schools, the demand for quality charter school facilities is large, growing, and unmet with the existing supply inadequate or obsolete, but traditional sources of philanthropy struggle to scale their impact on facilities growth. Attend this session to learn how the TurnerAgassi Charter School Facilities Fund has created an innovative business model that partners shareholders with stakeholders in a shared goal of tackling the daunting challenge of charter school facilities. Kristi Kimball, Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation; Andre Agassi and Bobby Turner, Turner-Agassi Charter School Facilities Fund; Laura Kozel, Rocketship Education

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BREAKOUT SESSIONS 11:00am - 12:00pm Continued

Leadership

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In 2013, Stanford Professor Sean F. Reardon’s research shocked educators everywhere: the income-achievement gap plaguing U.S. education was widening. Around that same time, Academicaaffiliated charter schools showed trend-defying results, closing the income-achievement gap across their campuses. Using Academica-affiliated schools as a case study, and supported by ethnographic observations and neuroscience research, this presentation will suggest three approaches to closing the income-achievement gap across your schools. Bernie Montero and Tony Morales, Somerset Academy, Inc. How Do We Advance the Diversity of Senior Education Leadership? Leadership

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For too long, efforts to reimagine public education have excluded the communities they intend to serve. Successful movements have always been led by those directly facing injustice in partnership with allies. NewSchools launched a dedicated investment area in 2015 focused on advancing black and Latino senior education leadership. In this session, we’ll discuss our strategy and feature school leaders who have made progress in advancing senior leader diversity who will share key lessons and challenges. Deborah McGriff, NewSchools Venture Fund IT and the 21st Century Classroom: Cloud or School-Based Infrastructure? Operations

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Twenty-first Century learning requires significant investment in your school's IT infrastructure. One of the most important decisions you will face is whether to host that infrastructure in your school or move it to the cloud. This session will dive deep into this important decision as we lead a debate on the merits of each method, covering hot-button topics such as security, scalability, and content. Please come prepared to share your school's IT challenges and goals.

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Facebook considers safety its most important responsibility. Attend this workshop to learn all about Facebook’s approach to online safety and the policies, tools, programs, and resources Facebook provides to help people stay safe online and stop bullying. Karuna Nain, Facebook

My Brother's Keeper: Creating a Culture of Success for Boys of Color Leadership

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Many charter school educators set out to provide learning environments that are nurturing to black and brown boys. Despite this noble aim, most charter schools end up replicating the same frustrating dynamics that exist in traditional public schools. Participants will learn the specific cultural competencies needed to help these students reach their fullest academic and holistic potential. Real examples of shaping school climate to meet this goal will be shared and discussed Michael Hicks, Southern University at Shreveport Nashville Rise: Why Parent Voices Matter in Growing High-Quality Schools Policy

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Parent voices are critically important in the charter school movement. Nashville Rise, a parent-driven coalition that informs and empowers parents through a series of intensive trainings about academic performance and leadership development, will introduce parent voices that advocate for high-quality school options in Nashville. Come to this session to learn why parents are critical to the continued growth of more high-quality schools in Nashville's low income and minority communities. Jay Mazon, Project Renaissance; Courtney Wheeler, Project Renaissance & Nashville Rise

Beau Bertke, Microsoft; Marty Robertson, Staples Technology Solutions; Marco Rafanelli, BuyQ

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Leveraging Facebook to Prevent and Stop Bullying Operations

Hacking Culture and the Brain to Close the Income-Achievement Gap

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Tuesday, June 28

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Personalized Learning to Re-Engage Off Track Youth Policy

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ROOM Davidson B

Charter schools that re-engage students use personalized learning strategies including competency-based instruction and CTE to provide student-centered learning for disengaged students. The Reaching At Promise Student Association, with support from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, has begun research scaling up the personalized learning model for all students. Hear from charter school educators overcoming state and district barriers to personalized learning as a way to increase collegeand career-readiness of re-engaged students.

Why Can't We Do That? Secrets to Meteoric Marketing Operations

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We've all seen it: a story that led to over one million in donations. An article about how one teacher's garden tripled enrollment. We wonder: “Why can't we do that?” You can! You just need to learn the secret to meteoric marketing. This interactive session helps school leaders identify their most impactful stories, right ambassadors, and most effective marketing channels. Participants come with specific marketing goals and leave with a meteoric plan to achieve those goals. Patty Kennedy, Kennedy Spencer, LLC

Linda Dawson and Ernie Silva, SIATech Charter High Schools; Bob Rath, Our Piece of the Pie; Tony Simmons, High School for Recording Arts Safe Schools, Fair Discipline: Creating a Strong School Culture Leadership

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Experts in discipline policy, federal law, and research discuss the challenges of creating a safe learning environment and maintaining a strong school culture coupled with fair discipline policies. Panelists will share research and data on the problem of disproportionate discipline in public education; an overview of applicable state and federal laws, principles to consider when developing discipline codes and policies; and the opportunities that the charter sector has to develop and scale best practices. Robin Lake, Center on Reinventing Public Education, University of Washington; Paul O'Neill and Lauren Morando Rhim, National Center Special Education Charter Schools State Policy Trends for Charter Schools Policy

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Charter advocates continue working to improve the laws governing these innovative public schools, with the goal of creating a legal environment that's more supportive of the growth of high-quality charter public schools. Come to this session and learn about both the positive and negative policy trends we're seeing in statehouses across the country. Todd Ziebarth, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

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Operations

KEYNOTE SPEAKER CONTENT

A Fireside Chat with U.S. Secretary of Education John King

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Over the years, the role of the U.S. Secretary of Education has evolved from promoting policies through one’s bully pulpit to using carrots and sticks to help bring greater accountability to our nation’s schools. This discussion will offer the audience insights into the current state of education under the newly reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESSA) and what needs to happen to ensure that every child graduates school ready to attend college or enter the workforce. Secretary King will also offer insights into the challenges and opportunities confronting the charter school movement, based on his experience at Roxbury Prep and as the NY State Commissioner of Education, and offer the audience his thoughts on how the charter school movement can have an impact on the national debate. It will be a fun and engaging discussion that will also touch on the personal aspects of serving in one of the most gratifying roles at the federal level – in service to the nation’s students! The Honorable John B. King, Jr., U.S. Department of Education; Andy Rotherham, Bellwether Education Partners Accountability: Beyond the Dashboard Operations

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Amplifying the Success of Black and Latino Single-Site Charters

2:00pm - 3:15pm

Policy

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Tuesday, June 28

ROOM 209C

Too much data, not enough progress? Join us as we model how to use data dashboards to inform decision making at the board, committee, and school levels. Learn how to determine which data points are the most informative, ask the right guiding questions to interpret data, and identify action items for board, committees, and school leaders based on frequently encountered scenarios of low-, mid-, and highperforming charter schools. Taishya Adams, American Institutes for Research; Jennifer Dauzvardis, Peak to Peak Charter School; Aaron Listhaus, Hebrew Public Charter Schools for Global Citizens

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ROOM 207C

The Charter Collaborative, a NewSchools Venture Fund Diverse Leaders grantee, is establishing a network of high-quality, sustainable single-site charters, focusing on those led by leaders of color. Learn more about the Charter Collaborative shared services model, hear from single-site charter leaders who are founding members of the Collaborative, and share your experiences with regard to how a powerful network has accelerated student outcomes. Trish Dziko and Kimberly Smith, Charter Collaborative; Deborah McGriff, NewSchools Venture Fund; Ronald Rice, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

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ROOM 101A

Learn successful expansion strategies from one of the premier Charter Management Organizations (CMO) in the country. IDEA Public Schools, headquartered in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, has expanded and replicated its successful model, starting with a single school of 150 students to 44 schools on 22 campuses with a student enrollment of more than 22,000 in three separate geographical areas. Participants will receive helpful tools regarding real estate challenges when financing expansion facilities. John Buck, Buck Financial Advisors, LLC; Brian Colon, Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.; Tom Torkelson and Wyatt Truscheit, IDEA Public Schools Building Student Recruitment From the Inside Out Operations

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ROOM 209A

Enrollment is the life's blood of charter public schools, especially those looking to grow. It can be tough for even the best charter school to stand out in competitive markets. Most leaders don't realize that their strongest student recruitment tool is in their own building and neighborhood. Learn battletested techniques for engaging your families and local community in an integrated student recruitment strategy. Leave with tools to immediately improve your recruitment results. Lyman Millard, Breakthrough Schools

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Policy

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ROOM Davidson B

Charter schools serve a significant market share in a growing number of American cities. When charter schools close, families and children are often left scrambling to find seats in other, high-quality schools. Charter restarts represent an emerging policy alternative that aims to mitigate some of the negative effects of outright closure. Come hear early research findings about how restarts affect various charter school stakeholders. Jessica Sutter, EdPro Consulting Developing Diverse Leadership Within Growing Charter Networks

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ROOM 105A

Charter networks are continuing to expand, but new school leaders are often externally recruited, or are internally developed but are not diverse. Come listen, learn, and discuss the challenges of developing diverse leadership, and the charter networks that are tackling this problem. Carly Bolger, Walton Family Foundation; Suyin So, Queens Central Academy Achievement First Charter Network

Emotional Intelligence: From Theory to Practice for School Leaders

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Financing Facility Projects Through Budget and Programmatic Challenges

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Operations

ROOM 207B

Experienced charter facility lenders and a CMO will use recent projects to illustrate how lenders evaluate project budgets and organizational health, how to access nontraditional financing sources, and how to tell your evolving story to lenders. We will share industry benchmarks used to assess project feasibility, provide strategies to discuss programmatic challenges including student retention during site relocation, and describe sources that can fill budget gaps including subordinated debt, credit enhancement, equity, and bridge loans. Debbie Koski and Kathy Olsen, Nonprofit Finance Fund; Michael Nilles, Boston Community Capital; Susan Pollock, Ascend Learning Know the Rules to Win the Campaign Policy

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ROOM Davidson A1

You can't play the game if you don't know the rules. Learn from experts who design and implement campaigns across the country how to best plan and organize your own advocacy and communications campaigns. Attendees will walk away with a shareable framework and language to help organize advocacy and other campaigns, as well as a better sense of how to define your own lane in any given campaign. Libuse Binder, Washington State Charter Schools Association; Jeremiah Grace, Northeast Charter Schools Network; Marc Porter Magee, 50CAN

KEYNOTE SPEAKER CONTENT

Leadership

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Charter Restarts: Stakeholders Speak

Leadership

Are You Ready to Expand From a School to a "System"? Governance

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ROOM 106C

Emotions matter. They influence thinking, learning, decisions, relationships, health, and everyday effectiveness. This interactive session with keynote speaker Marc Brackett will present the model of emotional intelligence developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and describe RULER, an evidence-based approach to teaching emotional intelligence and social and emotional learning to all stakeholders. We’ll discuss the positive influences of emotional intelligence training on leadership, teaching and learning, and climate. Marc Brackett, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Model and Promote Social-Emotional Learning in Your School Instruction

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ROOM 204

People around the country are recognizing the power of social-emotional education. Learn from an urban charter school network that has been transforming lives through the “A Disciplined Life” education model for twenty years. Attendees will be provided a hands-on introduction to A Disciplined Life. We will lead participants in an exercise to see how they can innovate in their own areas of expertise through “A Disciplined Life.” Kim Day, Diana Shulla-Cose, and Sauda Porter, Perspectives Charter Schools

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BREAKOUT SESSIONS 2:00pm - 3:15pm Continued Parents and Choice: Why They Choose and Why Their Voices Matter Policy

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Parent choice is the engine that fuels the charter school movement. All choice schools exist because parents demand options and the freedom to choose. Yet, parents remain among the least represented group in education. Why do parents choose? What motivates them? Are education reformers doing enough to welcome parents into advocacy and policymaking? Hear stories from a diverse group of parents from online, blended, and traditional charters that illustrate why the voices of parents matter. Tillie Elvrum, PublicSchoolOptions.org; Jeff Kwitowski, K12, Inc.; Annemarie Resweber, Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy

Personalized Learning: What is My Role as Teacher? Instruction

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ROOM 202C

Some criticize technology or student “self-direction” as signs that our “teacher” role is no longer critical in the classroom. Come learn why this perception couldn’t be further from the truth, and how teachers are actually at the heart of personalized learning. Join educators from Summit Public Schools to learn about the various “hats” a teacher wears in a personalized learning environment, and how schools leaders and teachers alike can access the tools they need to support their growth, development, and goals. Adam Carter and Joanna Hefty, Summit Public Schools Revision Strategies to Improve Student Writing and Increase Engagement Instruction

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ROOM 201A

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Strengthening Your Board: CEO/School Leader Partnership Governance

ROOM Davidson C1

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ROOM 103A

Much of a charter school's success comes from a strong partnership between the board and the organization's leader. What should this partnership look like? How does it evolve over time? Come to this lively interactive session and hear the lessons learned from national experts and real live CEOs and Board Members. Marci Cornell-Feist, BoardOnTrack That's APPtastic! Instruction

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ROOM 202A

Engaging generation techie! This session is for teachers who would like to use various apps to enhance their classroom. We will introduce 20 affordable and exciting apps that can easily be tailored to a wide range of classroom lessons. Come with your devices and bring ideas that you have found to be successful to share with others. One attendee will win a tablet! Carrie Buck, Kristin Crawford, Jessica LeNeave, and Flynn Stern, Pinecrest Academy of Nevada

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The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) has been signed into law and the implementation process has begun. Learn what you need to know about critical changes made by the law, as well as proposed guidance and regulations on standards and assessments and accountability and other issues. We will also address any other federal developments impacting charter schools. Gina Mahony and Christine Wolfe, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Are you looking for ways to help students maximize the drafting/revision process to significantly improve their writing? Is student achievement around writing one of your targeted goals? This workshop introduces easy-to-use classroom tools that improve students' word choice, sentence fluency, ideas/content, and grade-level readability, in addition to increasing students' accountability and raising their levels of engagement and participation. You will leave with tools you can use in your classroom immediately!

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What Should the School of the Future Look Like? ROOM 107A

*Pre-Registration and $50 fee required to attend this session. Stop by the registration desk to sign-up to attend.* Effective teaching requires strong planning, time and task management, and organizational systems. Without a clear system to sort through the daily deluge, you can easily lose sight of what you need to accomplish in your classroom. Thankfully, with some intentionality, routines, and habits, it is possible to be an effective teacher and have a life! In this workshop, you will learn how to consolidate your many school calendars (field trips, testing, holidays, and more!) into one comprehensive calendar, track long-term to-do’s and ideas through an upcoming to-do list, plot how to use your limited amount of free time each week through the personalized design of a weekly or daily worksheet, and create your own system to juggle all of your time and to-do’s as a busy teacher. Maia Heyck Merlin, The Together Group The Transition to College: What Do Our Students Need to Be Better Prepared?

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The Together Teacher

Leadership The Every Student Succeeds Act: What You Need to Know

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ROOM 104A

The session will be run by two facilitators and attendees will work in small groups to identify nonacademic areas, such as financial education, that pose challenges for students as they prepare for college. Teams will brainstorm solutions that could help solve these student challenges in college readiness and share their ideas with the larger group.

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ROOM 106A

Two decades ago as the charter school movement swept the country, expectations were high that the result would be innovative schools that broke the mold. However, most of the schools that have been formed since have been fairly conventional in their approach to teaching and learning. Using the creation of Achievement First's new Greenfield school as a case study, this session will explore what steps a charter school/network can take to innovate on its educational approach. Michael Duffy, Great Oaks Foundation; Dacia Toll, Achievement First Your Charismatic Leader is Leaving...Now What? Succession Planning to Make Your School Person-Proof Governance

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ROOM 102A

Prepare for the leadership change because it is guaranteed to happen! A better offer, planned retirement, merging of schools, illness, and poor performance are quite probable. The days of staying with the same job for 10, 20, and 30 years has come and gone. The average millennial shifts every seven years or less and baby boomers are redefining their careers. This high-value session blends theory, practice, and appreciative dialogue. Case studies highlight do’s and don’ts so you learn from others' mistakes and successes while you create your own game plan. Deedee Myers, DDJ Myers

George Covino and Tammy Lakes, USA Funds

To and Through: Supporting Our Students Beyond K-12 Leadership

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ROOM 104C

Many schools and charter organizations have shifted their focus from being primarily K-12 driven to seeing their students to and through college. Participate in this session to learn from experts in the field about how they have innovatively and sustainably supported their students across the college graduation finish line.

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Phillip Garza, IDEA Public Schools; Heather McManus, Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

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CLOSING SESSION Grand Ballroom

Level 4

Wednesday, June 29

11:00am - 12:00pm

Sponsored by:

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Angela Christophe

Senior Director of Programs National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Marc Brackett, Ph.D. Director Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER

Antigone Davis

Head of Global Safety Facebook

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD HONOREE

Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker National Civil Rights Leader

ACCEPTING THE AWARD ON BEHALF OF DR. WALKER IS HIS FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE DAWN HILL

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CEO and Founder Omega Marketing Management, Inc.

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SESSIONS AT-A-GLANCE

LEVEL GUIDE

Wednesday, June 29

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Rooms are strand-specific this year! Look for the color that matches your strand.

Governance

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ROOM 101A

Connecting the Dots: Board Roles, Responsibilities, and Relationships

ROOM 102A

Diverse Voices From the Field: Building an Inclusive Culture

ROOM 103A

Personalized Learning: A Day in the Life of a Student

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Coalitions!

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What's Next for Virtual Charter Schools?

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Addressing Child Trauma: Unlock the Door to Academic Success

Instruction

Lego My Ego: Speed Dating for Individualized Instruction Strategies

ROOM 202C

Are Parents the Missing Piece of the Personalized Learning Puzzle?

ROOM 205A

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Connecting the Dots: Board Roles, Responsibilities, and Relationships

ROOM Davidson C3

Gloria De la Cruz and Zulma Suro, Camino Nuevo Charter Academy; Sunil Mansukhani, The Raben Group; Ramona Patrick, Citizens of the World Silver Lake Are Parents the Missing Piece of the Personalized Learning Puzzle?

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ROOM 202C

Learning now takes place at home, at school, and everywhere in between. Parents are navigating a complex maze of educational decision-making. Education leaders and teachers can guide parents in supporting their students as they learn in their living rooms and the classroom. Come to this problemsolving session to deep dive into the topic of parent involvement and personalization. Be prepared to share tools, tips, and strategies with one another that promote intentional, involved, informed, and inspirational collaboration. Bonnie Lathram and Carri Schneider, Getting Smart Coalitions!

ROOM 205B

iMARKET: Marketing Your School to Increase Enrollment

ROOM 207B

Connecting the Dots: Using Data to Tell Your Story

ROOM 209A

Special Education Funding: How it Works and Differs From State to State

ROOM 209C

Is Your School Safe? Analyzing and Mitigating School Threats

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ROOM Davidson B

This session will teach attendees how to build and sustain a coalition targeted at a specific goal. Key elements include understanding motives, promoting transparency, building strategy, using empathy, and having fun! Jen Alexander, ConnCan; Suzanne Tacheny Kubach, PIE Network

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Addressing the effects of trauma, also recognized as Addressing of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), may be the most important ingredient to academic success that many in education may not be familiar with. Participants will learn how trauma affects students' physical, social, and emotional development, and what teachers and other charter school leaders can do to address it. Participants will also learn about promising practices occurring throughout the country through the creation of trauma-sensitive schools.

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Addressing Child Trauma: Unlock the Door to Academic Success

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ROOM 201A

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9:30am - 10:45am

Policy

9:30am - 10:45am

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ROOM 101A

The role of a charter school board is simple: ensure successful implementation of vision and mission, support school leadership, and ensure fiduciary viability. Successful board members can clearly articulate how their roles appropriately align with every action they take and every relationship they develop. This session will explore how governance best practices build and protect the long-term sustainability of the institution. Jennifer Dauzvardis, Peak to Peak Charter School; Nora Flood, Colorado League of Charter Schools Connecting the Dots: Using Data to Tell Your Story Operations

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ROOM 207B

It’s a data-driven world, but sometimes data falls flat when it comes to illustrating a meaningful and personal story about what really matters at your school. At the same time, data is a critical tool for tracking and sharing student progress. This session will cover how to use data to connect with your audience, employing storytelling techniques and compelling visualization tactics that you can try right away. Dakarai Aarons, Data Quality Campaign; Kelly Reeser, Peak to Peak Charter School; Kristina Saccone, GreatSchools Diverse Voices From the Field: Building an Inclusive Culture Governance

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ROOM 102A

According to BoardSource, people of color remain underrepresented on non-profit boards: 90% of board chairs are White, along with 80% of board members. Diversity is critical, and some charter school boards have made real progress. We've asked successful Washington, DC charter school board members how they have created a genuinely inclusive culture on their boards and how it has been a game changer in their work. We'll share that learning with you as well as our strategies for recruiting a diverse board. Debbie Lister and Shereen Williams, Charter Board Partners

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BREAKOUT SESSIONS iMARKET: Marketing Your School to Increase Enrollment Leadership

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ROOM 205B

Carrie Buck, Christine Garvin, Jessica LeNeave, and Wendy Shirey, Pinecrest Academy of Nevada Is Your School Safe? Analyzing and Mitigating School Threats

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Lego My Ego: Speed Dating for Individualized Instruction Strategies

Creative marketing solutions for the charter world! Discover innovative ways charter schools are spreading the word about the extraordinary programs they offer. Following the five essentials of charter marketing, this session will explore how to market a school from the ground up and continue to market as a school increases enrollment. Many of the marketing techniques which will be presented are free ways to market a school. Come and share in this collaborative session.

Operations

LEVEL GUIDE

Wednesday, June 29

ROOM 209C

Many schools develop safety plans as a compliance task but rarely see them as living documents that evolve as enrollment, facilities, and staffing change. Few schools analyze threats to their staff, students, and facilities on a regular basis, leaving the community vulnerable and often unprepared. This session will explore common and often overlooked threats to schools and, through analysis, develop an unofficial profile of things and people that could potentially cause harm to others. Jason Lody, Innovative Educational Programs

Instruction

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ROOM 201A

Learn to let go of adherence to whole group instruction by gathering best practices focusing on differentiated and individual instruction. This speed dating session pairs you with teachers who have successfully implemented effective resources for differentiated instruction, such as Khan Academy and learning continuums. Be an active part of the game scene by gathering stickers for your knowledge about teaching and working with instructional groups at different levels in one class. Have fun, meet with teachers, and learn! Tamika Chambers and Shalanda Lobban, Northwest Evaluation Association

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Special Education Funding: How it Works and Differs From State to State Operations

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ROOM 209A

The National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools recently published a groundbreaking report on how special education is funded in charter schools nationwide. It reveals considerable differences in funding levels and mechanisms state to state and identifies best practices in this crucial and complex area. Attend this session to learn more about the report and the mechanisms of special education funding in charter schools. Bryan Hassel, Public Impact, LLC; Gina Plate, California Charter Schools Association; Lauren Morando Rhim, National Center Special Education Charter Schools;

What's Next for Virtual Charter Schools? Policy

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ROOM Davidson C1

Data indicates that virtual charter schools are not effective for all students, but their focus on competency-based, innovative, internet-infused education is compelling. This session will focus on the next generation of virtual schools, including teacher preparation, transparency, student interventions, instructional methods, and consider how state policy should address virtual schools and foster models that work. Cliff Chuang, MA Dept of Elementary and Secondary Education; Mary Gifford, K12, Inc.; Robin Lake, Center on Reinventing Public Education; Paul O'Neill, Tugboat Education

Personalized Learning: A Day in the Life of a Student Leadership

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ROOM 103A

Personalized learning helps teachers meet each student where they are and make the most of every precious hour in the day. Rotate through stations with Summit Public Schools to observe and experience the different elements that together form the picture of a student’s day within a personalized learning model. If you are new to personalized learning, we recommend you first attend the session “How to Unlock the Potential of All Students with Personalized Learning.” Adam Carter, Summit Public Schools Ready to Replicate Leadership

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ROOM 205A

The Achievement First Charter Accelerator is a small organization that is dedicated to helping small schools and networks understand and navigate the academic and operational challenges of growing. Join this workshop led by the Achievement First Charter Accelerator to learn more specifics about the nuts and bolts of replication and expansion.

Supporting Charter Schools and Parent Choice Since 2000

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EXHIBIT HALL INFO

Don’t forget about lunch on Monday & Tuesday in the Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Raffle

EXHIBIT HALL FLOOR PLAN

Don’t miss your chance to win: Play the Exhibit Hall Raffle Game!

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EXHIBITOR LISTING By Organization Name Exhibitor Name

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3 Oaks Resource Group International 644 3PM Design, Inc. 307 501(c) Agencies Trust 203 9Dot HR Solutions 1303 ACT, Inc. 319 AFT-Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff 737 Allied Plastics 502 Alumni Classroom Furniture, Inc. 545 American Charter Development, LLC 1038 American College of Education 610 AmTab Manufacturing Corporation 1141 Association of American Educators 510 ATD - Capitol 1046 Atlas Learning 939 AXA 608 BB&T Capital Markets 717 Beacon Educator 1208 Big Grips 1202 Blick Art Materials 210 BOK Financial 413 BOKS - Build Our Kids' Success 1049 Book Systems, Inc. 325 Booksource 1034 Bouncy Bands 310 Bridgit2College - College Bound 313 BuyQ 908 BYU Independent Study 1002 C King Education, Inc. 209 C-SPAN Networks 824 Callender Law Group, LLC 917 Cambridge International Examinations 649 Cambridge Publishing 848 Capital Impact Partners 1012 Carhuff and Cueva Architects, LLC 410 Casio America, Inc. 1036 CDW 240 Central Michigan University's Global Campus 1131 Centric Learning 635 Certell, Inc. 506 Champions 809 Character First 1127 Charter Asset Management 1317 Charter First 230 Charter School Capital, Inc. 803 Charter School Property Solutions 422 Charter Uniforms 1238 Class Measures, Inc. 947

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Classroom School Uniforms 535 Classroomsmart 323 Cloud9World Corp 624 Coalition of Community Charter Schools 1304 Committee for Children Second Step 749 CompTIA 406 Connor Sport Court Int. 1248 Convergent Nonprofit Solutions 727 Copia Interactive 222 CPI 836 Curriculum Crafter, LLC 347 D.A. Davidson 1104 DENNIS Uniform Manufacturing Company 747 Descon Signage Solutions 1026 Dougherty & Company, LLC 902 DreamBox Learning 1311 E-Therapy 1203 E&I Cooperative Services 419 EasyTurf 540 ECR4Kids 638 ED MAP, Inc. 622 Edge Foundation 1125 Edgenuity 228 Edlio, Inc. 316 EDRewards 206 EdTec, Inc. 719 EdTech 101 1210 Educational Environments by Dixie Equipment 1123 Educational Outfitters 418 Engineer Your World from The University of Texas 828 EPR Properties 919 Era Metrics, Inc. 538 Everlast Climbing 1028 FLVS 207 Foundations, Inc. 436 Frog Publications 1111 Frontline Technologies Group 846 Fuel Education 916 Funding The Gap, LLC 713 Futures Education, LLC 339 General Healthcare Resources 1226 George K. Baum & Company 434 Global Brands Group 212 GPALoveMath 1145 Gradelink 446 Gumdrop Cases 1234 Hake Publishing, Inc. 937 publiccharters.org/conference

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Handwriting Without Tears 626 HDE 1306 Headwaters Roofing Group 1224 HEAR: Helping Everyone Achieve Respect 639 Heroes for Education, LLC 208 Hertz Furniture 923 HJ Sims 704 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1103 identiMetrics, Inc. 1129 InfoSnap, Inc. 1013 Innovative Modular Solutions 641 JP Associates, Inc. 304 Kaeden Books 918 Kagan Publishing & Professional Development 739 KAMICO Instructional Media, Inc. 536 Kay-Twelve.com 844 KELLYBRADY 830 Keystone Purchasing Network 1024 Kiddom 511 KidsFit 444 Kidstuff Playsystems, Inc. 308 Konica Minolta Business Solutions 840 Lands' End School Outfitters 505 Lawson Financial Corporation 816 Lead Read Live 204 Learning Sciences Marzano Center 1204 Lee & Low Books 948 Little Bird 1003 Little Caesars Pizza Kits 440 Lotterease 218 Low Income Investment Fund 1118 Macy's 1216 Maia 1102 MANGO Math Group 226 Marathon Kids 946 Marsden Services, L.L.C. 1030 Marshall Cavendish Education 525 Maschio's Food Services, Inc. 216 MasteryConnect 541 Math Teachers Press, Inc. 409 Matific 512 McGraw-Hill Education 1309 MealTime/The CLM Group 527 Meet the Teacher 345 Mendez Foundation - Too Good Programs 1339 Mentoring Minds 202 Mimio 1005 mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc. (a Ricoh company) 1219

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MooreCo, Inc. dba Best-Rite and Balt 534 Multiple Measures, LLC 1330 National Association of Secondary School Principals 317 National Geographic 509 National Institute for Direct Instruction 438 National Right to Work Foundation's Charter School Initiative 838 National Science Teachers Association 745 National Student Clearinghouse 529 Naviance by Hobsons 602 New Balance Foundation Billion Mile Race 417 Newseum 318 Niche 337 Nightlock Lockdown 1244 Nonprofit Finance Fund 1113 Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) 1017 Novel Ideas, Inc. 826 observe4success 523 Odysseyware 1325 Office Depot 711 OFM, LLC 1147 OverDrive 1305 Parent Parties 1047 Paxton/Patterson 735 PayPal 1337 Pearson 517 PeopleAdmin 913 Piper Jaffray & Co. 709 Pitsco Education 1206 Platinum Visual Systems 408 PNC Public Finance Group 1010 Polar 407 Preferred Meal Systems, Inc. 424 Prepworks, LLC 1341 Printing Source, Inc. 411 Procurify.com 1236 Professional Examination Service (ProExam) 1313 Publisher Spotlight 302 Quality Science Labs, LLC 1212 Radio ID Equipment 1246 RBC Capital Markets, LLC 616 Read Naturally, Inc. 416 Read Right Systems, Inc. 335 Reinvestment Fund 1139 Renaissance Learning 925

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Responsive Classroom 945 Revolution Foods 305 Robert W. Baird & Co. 603 Robomatter, Inc. 1329 S&S Worldwide, Inc. 703 Sanford Harmony 234 Scholar Craft Products 845 Scholastic 402 School Food Solutions L3C 1117 School Outfitters 648 School Tech Supply 723 Schoolairis 1327 SCHOOLinSITES 636 SchoolMessenger 1009 SchoolMint 612 Schoolrunner 1011 SecondSite, LLC 236 Singapore Math, Inc. 1119 SKOOKII 539 SMART for Charters 428 SmarterHR, LLC 312 SOS Personnel 929 SOS Survival Products 935 Sound Training 311 SPEDCO 309 SpedTrack 931 Spirit Monkey 1109 Sprout by HP 553 Squar Milner, LLP 1319 Stand2Learn 941 Standard & Poor's 1116 Staples Advantage 910 Staymobile 1240 Stewart School Signs 341 Strayer University 702 Success for All Foundation 1218 Teach Away USA 1228 Teachers-Teachers.com 927 TEQlease Education Finance 1335 The American Legion 746 The College Board 303 The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice 537 The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 1302 The Learning House, Inc. 508 The Lion King Experience 1135 The Marvel Group 507 The Mind Trust 244 The Neenan Company 211 The School Planner Company 224 Therapy Source, Inc. 404 publiccharters.org/conference

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Think Through Math 327 Thrive Academics, Inc. 646 TIME Education 1217 Troops To Teachers 640 Unibind, Inc. 1230 University of Phoenix 306 USMEPCOM 1307 Vend-ucation 1308 Virco, Inc. 731 W.W. Grainger, Inc. 609 WhiteBox Learning 1310 Whizz Education, Inc. 331 Wilson Language Training Corp 1016 WorkMonger 1222 World's Finest Chocolate 1045 WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS 403 WriteSteps 847 Wye River Group 1205 Ziegler 834

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202 Mentoring Minds 203 501(c) Agencies Trust 204 Lead Read Live 206 EDRewards 207 FLVS 208 Heroes for Education, LLC 209 C King Education, Inc. 210 Blick Art Materials 211 The Neenan Company 212 Global Brands Group 216 Maschio's Food Services, Inc. 218 Lotterease 222 Copia Interactive 224 The School Planner Company 226 MANGO Math Group 228 Edgenuity 230 Charter First 234 Sanford Harmony 236 SecondSite, LLC CDW 240 244 The Mind Trust 302 Publisher Spotlight 303 The College Board 304 JP Associates, Inc. 305 Revolution Foods 306 University of Phoenix 307 3PM Design, Inc. 308 Kidstuff Playsystems, Inc. 309 SPEDCO 310 Bouncy Bands 311 Sound Training 312 SmarterHR, LLC 313 Bridgit2College - College Bound 316 Edlio, Inc. 317 National Association of Secondary School Principals 318 Newseum 319 ACT, Inc. 323 Classroomsmart 325 Book Systems, Inc. 327 Think Through Math 331 Whizz Education, Inc. 335 Read Right Systems, Inc. 337 Niche 339 Futures Education, LLC 341 Stewart School Signs 345 Meet the Teacher 347 Curriculum Crafter, LLC 402 Scholastic 403 WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS 404 Therapy Source, Inc. 406 CompTIA 407 Polar

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408 Platinum Visual Systems 409 Math Teachers Press, Inc. 410 Carhuff and Cueva Architects, LLC 411 Printing Source, Inc. 413 BOK Financial 416 Read Naturally, Inc. 417 New Balance Foundation Billion Mile Race 418 Educational Outfitters 419 E&I Cooperative Services 422 Charter School Property Solutions 424 Preferred Meal Systems, Inc. 428 SMART for Charters 434 George K. Baum & Company 436 Foundations, Inc. 438 National Institute for Direct Instruction 440 Little Caesars Pizza Kits 444 KidsFit 446 Gradelink 502 Allied Plastics 505 Lands' End School Outfitters 506 Certell, Inc. 507 The Marvel Group 508 The Learning House, Inc. 509 National Geographic 510 Association of American Educators 511 Kiddom 512 Matific 517 Pearson 523 observe4success 525 Marshall Cavendish Education 527 MealTime/The CLM Group 529 National Student Clearinghouse 534 MooreCo Inc. dba Best-Rite and Balt 535 Classroom School Uniforms 536 KAMICO Instructional Media, Inc. 537 The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice 538 Era Metrics, Inc. 539 SKOOKII 540 EasyTurf 541 MasteryConnect 545 Alumni Classroom Furniture, Inc. 553 Sprout by HP 602 Naviance by Hobsons 603 Robert W. Baird & Co.

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608 AXA W.W. Grainger, Inc. 609 610 American College of Education 612 SchoolMint 616 RBC Capital Markets, LLC 622 ED MAP, Inc. 624 Cloud9World Corp 626 Handwriting Without Tears 635 Centric Learning 636 SCHOOLinSITES 638 ECR4Kids 639 HEAR: Helping Everyone Achieve Respect 640 Troops To Teachers 641 Innovative Modular Solutions 644 3 Oaks Resource Group International 646 Thrive Academics, Inc. 648 School Outfitters 649 Cambridge International Examinations 702 Strayer University S&S Worldwide, Inc. 703 704 HJ Sims 709 Piper Jaffray & Co. 711 Office Depot 713 Funding The Gap, LLC 717 BB&T Capital Markets 719 EdTec, Inc. 723 School Tech Supply 727 Convergent Nonprofit Solutions 731 Virco, Inc. 735 Paxton/Patterson 737 AFT-Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff 739 Kagan Publishing & Professional Development 745 National Science Teachers Association 746 The American Legion 747 DENNIS Uniform Manufacturing Company 749 Committee for Children - Second Step 803 Charter School Capital, Inc. 809 Champions 816 Lawson Financial Corporation 824 C-SPAN Networks 826 Novel Ideas, Inc. 828 Engineer Your World from The University of Texas

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830 KELLYBRADY 834 Ziegler 836 CPI 838 National Right to Work Foundation's Charter School Initiative 840 Konica Minolta Business Solutions 844 Kay-Twelve.com 845 Scholar Craft Products 846 Frontline Technologies Group 847 WriteSteps 848 Cambridge Publishing 902 Dougherty & Company, LLC 908 BuyQ Staples Advantage 910 913 PeopleAdmin 916 Fuel Education 917 Callender Law Group, LLC 918 Kaeden Books 919 EPR Properties Hertz Furniture 923 925 Renaissance Learning 927 Teachers-Teachers.com 929 SOS Personnel 931 SpedTrack 935 SOS Survival Products 937 Hake Publishing, Inc. 939 Atlas Learning 941 Stand2Learn 945 Responsive Classroom 946 Marathon Kids 947 Class Measures, Inc. 948 Lee & Low Books 1002 BYU Independent Study 1003 Little Bird 1005 Mimio 1009 SchoolMessenger 1010 PNC Public Finance Group 1011 Schoolrunner 1012 Capital Impact Partners 1013 InfoSnap, Inc. 1016 Wilson Language Training Corp 1017 Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) 1024 Keystone Purchasing Network 1026 Descon Signage Solutions 1028 Everlast Climbing 1030 Marsden Services, LLC 1034 Booksource 1036 Casio America, Inc. 1038 American Charter Development, LLC

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1045 World's Finest Chocolate 1046 ATD - Capitol 1047 Parent Parties 1049 BOKS - Build Our Kids' Success 1102 Maia 1103 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1104 D.A. Davidson 1109 Spirit Monkey 1111 Frog Publications 1113 Nonprofit Finance Fund 1116 Standard & Poor's 1117 School Food Solutions L3C 1118 Low Income Investment Fund 1119 Singapore Math, Inc. 1123 Educational Environments by Dixie Equipment 1125 Edge Foundation 1127 Character First 1129 identiMetrics, Inc. 1131 Central Michigan University's Global Campus 1135 The Lion King Experience 1139 Reinvestment Fund 1141 AmTab Manufacturing Corporation 1145 GPALoveMath 1147 OFM, LLC 1202 Big Grips 1203 E-Therapy 1204 Learning Sciences Marzano Center 1205 Wye River Group 1206 Pitsco Education 1208 Beacon Educator 1210 EdTech 101 1212 Quality Science Labs, LLC 1216 Macy's 1217 TIME Education 1218 Success for All Foundation 1219 mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc. (a Ricoh company) 1222 WorkMonger 1224 Headwaters Roofing Group 1226 General Healthcare Resources 1228 Teach Away USA 1230 Unibind, Inc. 1234 Gumdrop Cases 1236 Procurify.com 1238 Charter Uniforms 1240 Staymobile 1244 Nightlock Lockdown 1246 Radio ID Equipment 1248 Connor Sport Court Int. publiccharters.org/conference

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1302 The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 1303 9Dot HR Solutions 1304 Coalition of Community Charter Schools 1305 OverDrive 1306 HDE 1307 USMEPCOM 1308 Vend-ucation 1309 McGraw-Hill Education 1310 WhiteBox Learning 1311 DreamBox Learning 1313 Professional Examination Service (ProExam) 1317 Charter Asset Management 1319 Squar Milner LLP. 1325 Odysseyware 1327 Schoolairis 1329 Robomatter, Inc. 1330 Multiple Measures, LLC 1335 TEQlease Education Finance 1337 PayPal 1339 Mendez Foundation - Too Good Programs 1341 Prepworks, LLC

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EXHIBITOR LISTING By Product / Service 21st Century Skills Cambridge International Examinations Centric Learning Class Measures, Inc. Coalition of Community Charter Schools Committee for Children - Second Step Curriculum Crafter, LCC DreamBox Learning EdTech 101 Facebook FLVS Maia Mimio National Geographic NewSchools Venture Fund Newseum Paxton/Patterson Professional Examination Service (ProExam) Responsive Classroom Robomatter, Inc. Scholar Craft Products USA Funds WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS WriteSteps Administrative & Business Services BuyQ EdTec Inc. Foundations, Inc. InfoSnap, Inc. Lotterease Marsden Services, LCC National Heritage Academies PayPal Printing Source, Inc. SchoolMint SKOOKII SmarterHR, LLC WorkMonger Administrative Software & Products Book Systems, Inc. ED MAP, Inc. Frontline Technologies Group Gradelink identiMetrics, Inc. InfoSnap, Inc.

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SPONSORS

BuyQ-Awarded Vendors

Kagan Publishing & Professional Development MasteryConnect Meet the Teacher Multiple Measures, LLC National Charter Schools Institute observe4success PeopleAdmin Procurify.com Schoolairis SchoolMint Schoolrunner SecondSite, LLC SKOOKII SmarterHR, LLC SpedTrack Teachers-Teachers.com Associations & Public Service Organizations Association of American Educators Coalition of Community Charter Schools E&I Cooperative Services NewSchools Venture Fund Project Renaissance Tennessee Charter School Center The American Legion The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Walton Family Foundation Athletic/Playground Equipment 3 Oaks Resource Group International Everlast Climbing Keystone Purchasing Network Kidstuff Playsystems, Inc. S&S Worldwide, Inc. School Outfitters At-Risk Student Services Bridgit2College - College Bound Committee for Children - Second Step Edge Foundation Fuel Education Professional Examination Service (ProExam) SPEDCO Success for All Foundation

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Audio-Visual Materials & Equipment EdTech 101 Gumdrop Cases HDE MooreCo, Inc. dba Best-Rite and Balt Publisher Spotlight School Outfitters Books, Magazines & Printed Materials Blick Art Materials Booksource Cambridge Publishing Casio America, Inc. Character First C King Education, Inc. Descon Signage Solutions ED MAP, Inc. Kaeden Books Learning Sciences Marzano Center Lee & Low Books Mentoring Minds National Science Teachers Association OverDrive Printing Source, Inc Publisher Spotlight Read Naturally, Inc. Responsive Classroom The School Planner Company TIME Education Unibind, Inc.

Career & Technical Education Central Michigan University's Global Campus CompTIA Edgenuity Fuel Education K12, Inc. Maia Odysseyware Paxton/Patterson Pitsco Education Plexuss The Learning House, Inc. Thrive Academics, Inc. USMEPCOM WhiteBox Learning

Colleges & Universities ACT, Inc. ATD - Capitol Bridgit2College - College Bound BYU Independent Study Central Michigan University's Global Campus Engineer Your World from The University of Texas Konica Minolta Business Solutions Plexuss Sanford Harmony Scholar Craft Products Strayer University The Learning House, Inc. University of Phoenix USA Funds

Communications Equipment & Services EdTech 101 Gumdrop Cases mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc. (a Ricoh company) SCHOOLinSITES SchoolMessenger Compliance & Student Information EdTec Inc. identiMetrics, Inc. Little Bird Lotterease School Food Solutions L3C SchoolMint

Brokerage Development Charter School Property Solutions Building Maintenance & Grounds Equipment AmTab Manufacturing Corporation Descon Signage Solutions Headwaters Roofing Group Platinum Visual Systems W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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EXHIBITOR LISTING By Product / Service Computers & Electronic Equipment 3 Oaks Resource Group International Big Grips BuyQ Classroomsmart CompTIA Gumdrop Cases HDE mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc. (a Ricoh company) Polar School Tech Supply Sprout by HP Staymobile Counseling & Conflict Resolution Bridgit2College - College Bound Cloud9World Corp CPI Edge Foundation HEAR: Helping Everyone Achieve Respect Maia Sanford Harmony Spirit Monkey USMEPCOM Curriculum & Instructional Materials ACT, Inc. Book Systems, Inc C-SPAN Networks Callender Law Group, LLC Cambridge International Examinations Cambridge Publishing Centric Learning Certell, Inc. Character First Cloud9World Corp Committee for Children - Second Step Copia Interactive Curriculum Crafter, LCC DreamBox Learning ED MAP, Inc. Edgenuity Engineer Your World from The University of Texas Era Metrics, Inc FLVS Frog Publications Fuel Education

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SPONSORS GPALoveMath Hake Publishing, Inc. Handwriting Without Tears HEAR: Helping Everyone Achieve Respect Heroes for Education, LLC Houghton Mifflin Harcourt JP Associates, Inc. K12, Inc. Kaeden Books Kagan Publishing & Professional Development KAMICO Instructional Media, Inc. Kiddom Lead Read Live Learning Sciences Marzano Center Lee & Low Books MANGO Math Group Marshall Cavendish Education MasteryConnect Math Teachers Press, Inc. Matific McGraw-Hill Education Mendez Foundation - Too Good Programs Mentoring Minds Mimio Multiple Measures, LLC National Institute for Direct Instruction National Heritage Academies National Science Teachers Association Newseum Novel Ideas, Inc. Odysseyware Office Depot OverDrive Pearson Pitsco Education Publisher Spotlight Quality Science Labs, LLC Read Naturally, Inc. Responsive Classroom Robomatter, Inc. Singapore Math, Inc. Success for All Foundation The College Board The Lion King Experience The School Planner Company Think Through Math Thrive Academics, Inc.

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BuyQ-Awarded Vendors

WhiteBox Learning Wilson Language Training Corp WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS WriteSteps Data Management, Network Administration, & Backup Services Book Systems, Inc Classroomsmart Frontline Technologies Group InfoSnap, Inc. mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc. (a Ricoh company) Multiple Measures, LLC School Tech Supply SCHOOLinSITES SchoolMint SecondSite, LLC SpedTrack Distance Education/Online Learning American College of Education Beacon Educator BYU Independent Study Central Michigan University's Global Campus Centric Learning Certell, Inc. DreamBox Learning Edgenuity FLVS Fuel Education GPALoveMath K12, Inc. National Science Teachers Association Odysseyware Pearson Prepworks, LLC Quality Science Labs, LLC Read Naturally, Inc. Strayer University The Learning House, Inc. Thrive Academics, Inc. University of Phoenix Whizz Education, Inc.

Educational Technology Atlas Learning Book Systems, Inc. Bridgit2College - College Bound C King Education Inc. C-SPAN Networks Casio America, Inc. CDW Centric Learning Classroomsmart Copia Interactive Curriculum Crafter , LCC DreamBox Learning ED MAP, Inc. Edgenuity Edlio, Inc. EdTech 101 Era Metrics, Inc. Facebook FLVS GPALoveMath Gradelink Gumdrop Cases HDE Houghton Mifflin Harcourt InfoSnap, Inc. Kiddom Konica Minolta Business Solutions Learning Sciences Marzano Center Marshall Cavendish Education MasteryConnect Matific McGraw-Hill Education Measurement Inc. Meet the Teacher Mimio National Charter Schools Institute Naviance by Hobsons NewSchools Venture Fund observe4success Odysseyware Office Depot OverDrive Plexuss Polar Prepworks, LLC Renaissance Learning Robomatter, Inc. School Tech Supply

Schoolairis SCHOOLinSITES SchoolMessenger Schoolrunner SecondSite, LLC Singapore Math, Inc. Sprout by HP Staymobile Think Through Math Whizz Education, Inc.

Employee Benefits & Human Resources 9Dot HR Solutions Beacon Educator Little Bird observe4success PeopleAdmin SmarterHR, LLC University of Phoenix

Education Policy & Advocacy AFT-Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff American Federation for Children Association of American Educators Callender Law Group, LLC Class Measures, Inc. Coalition of Community Charter Schools Duane Morris LLP Milken Educator Awards, an initiative of the Milken Family Foundation National Charter Schools Institute NewSchools Venture Fund Project Renaissance Tennessee Charter School Center The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice USA Funds Education Recruitment 9Dot HR Solutions Central Michigan University's Global Campus General Healthcare Resources KELLYBRADY Little Bird Milken Educator Awards, an initiative of the Milken Family Foundation Niche Plexuss Project Renaissance Schoolairis SOS Personnel Teach Away USA Teachers-Teachers.com Troops To Teachers WorkMonger

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Extracurricular & Offsite Programs BOKS - Build Our Kids' Success Champions Heroes for Education, LLC Marathon Kids The American Legion Facilities Design/Construction/ Equipment 3PM Design Inc. American Charter Development, LLC AmTab Manufacturing Corporation BuyQ Carhuff and Cueva Architects, LLC Charter School Property Solutions Connor Sport Court Int. EasyTurf Everlast Climbing Funding The Gap, LLC Headwaters Roofing Group HighMark School Development Innovative Modular Solutions Lawson Financial Corporation National Heritage Academies OFM, LLC Platinum Visual Systems Scholar Craft Products Staples Advantage The Neenan Company W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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EXHIBITOR LISTING By Product / Service Facilities Financing 501(c) Agencies Trust American Charter Development, LLC Capital Impact Partners Charter School Capital, Inc. Charter School Property Solutions D.A. Davidson Dougherty & Company, LLC EPR Properties Funding The Gap, LLC HighMark School Development Lawson Financial Corporation Low Income Investment Fund National Heritage Academies Nonprofit Finance Fund Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP Piper Jaffray & Co. PNC Public Finance Group Robert W. Baird & Co. Wye River Group Financial Services AXA Bank of America Merrill Lynch BOK Financial Charter Asset Management Charter School Capital, Inc. Dougherty & Company, LLC EPR Properties Foundations, Inc. Funding The Gap, LLC George K. Baum & Company HJ Sims Lawson Financial Corporation Nonprofit Finance Fund PayPal Piper Jaffray & Co. PNC Public Finance Group Procurify.com RBC Capital Markets, LLC School Food Solutions L3C SKOOKII SMART for Charters Squar Milner, LLP Standard & Poor's TEQlease Education Finance The American Legion Wye River Group Ziegler

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SPONSORS Fitness, Health & Wellness Services BOKS - Build Our Kids' Success Bouncy Bands Connor Sport Court Int. KidsFit Marathon Kids New Balance Foundation Billion Mile Race Polar SOS Survival Products Food Service Equipment, Management, & Suppliers 3PM Design, Inc. AmTab Manufacturing Corporation identiMetrics, Inc. Maschio's Food Services, Inc. MealTime/The CLM Group Preferred Meal Systems, Inc. Revolution Foods School Food Solutions L3C Vend-ucation Fundraising Programs & Services Convergent Nonprofit Solutions Educational Outfitters Little Caesars Pizza Kits Printing Source, Inc. SKOOKII Spirit Monkey Vend-ucation World's Finest Chocolate Wye River Group Furniture 3 Oaks Resource Group International Allied Plastics Alumni Classroom Furniture, Inc. AmTab Manufacturing Corporation ATD - Capitol Blick Art Materials Bouncy Bands BuyQ ECR4Kids Educational Environments by Dixie Equipment Hertz Furniture Kay-Twelve.com Keystone Purchasing Network KidsFit

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MooreCo, Inc. dba Best-Rite and Balt Office Depot OFM, LLC Platinum Visual Systems S&S Worldwide, Inc. Scholar Craft Products School Outfitters Stand2Learn Staples Advantage The Marvel Group Virco, Inc. W.W. Grainger, Inc. Insurance, Retirement Benefits, & Risk Management 501(c) Agencies Trust Association of American Educators Charter First HJ Sims SmarterHR, LLC IT Services, Design & Maintenance CDW Classroomsmart Konica Minolta Business Solutions Meet the Teacher mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc. (a Ricoh company) Procurify.com School Tech Supply SCHOOLinSITES SecondSite, LLC SpedTrack Staymobile Legal Services & Consulting 501(c) Agencies Trust Association of American Educators Callender Law Group, LLC Duane Morris LLP HJ Sims Kutak Rock LLP Lawson Financial Corporation National Right to Work Foundation's Charter School Initiative Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Management & Consulting Services 501(c) Agencies Trust American Charter Development, LLC BB&T Capital Markets Class Measures, Inc. CPI EdTec Inc. Foundations, Inc. Futures Education, LLC HJ Sims Marsden Services, LCC National Charter Schools Institute RBC Capital Markets, LLC SABIS Educational Systems, Inc. School Food Solutions L3C SPEDCO Tennessee Charter School Center WorkMonger Wye River Group Modular Classroom Design/Construction American Charter Development, LLC ATD - Capitol Innovative Modular Solutions Keystone Purchasing Network MooreCo Inc. dba Best-Rite and Balt OFM, LLC Pitsco Education Platinum Visual Systems The Marvel Group The Neenan Company Music & Fine Arts Blick Art Materials Lead Read Live S&S Worldwide, Inc. The Lion King Experience News & Media C-SPAN Networks Newseum SchoolMessenger TIME Education Office Supplies & Equipment Leasing BuyQ Descon Signage Solutions Staples Advantage

Parent Education & Resources Certell, Inc. Cloud9World Corp Lotterease Maia Marathon Kids Niche Parent Parties Project Renaissance Sanford Harmony Schoolrunner The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice

School Security & Student Safety HEAR: Helping Everyone Achieve Respect identiMetrics, Inc. Marsden Services, LCC Nightlock Lockdown Radio ID Equipment SchoolMessenger SOS Survival Products

Reading & Literacy Beacon Educator Booksource Cloud9World Corp Curriculum Crafter, LLC Era Metrics, Inc. Frog Publications Hake Publishing, Inc. Handwriting Without Tears Heroes for Education, LLC JP Associates, Inc. Kaeden Books KAMICO Instructional Media, Inc. Lead Read Live Lee & Low Books McGraw-Hill Education National Institute for Direct Instruction National Science Teachers Association Newseum Novel Ideas, Inc. OverDrive Read Naturally, Inc. Read Right Systems, Inc. Renaissance Learning Sound Training Spirit Monkey Success for All Foundation The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History TIME Education Wilson Language Training Corp WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS WriteSteps

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Special Education Services Big Grips Bouncy Bands Callender Law Group, LLC Copia Interactive CPI Edge Foundation Futures Education, LLC General Healthcare Resources GPALoveMath HDE Math Teachers Press, Inc. Matific Read Right Systems, Inc. SPEDCO SpedTrack Therapy Source, Inc.

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SPONSORS

BuyQ-Awarded Vendors venture fund

Staffing/Professional Development 9Dot HR Solutions ACT, Inc. AFT-Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff Beacon Educator BOKS - Build Our Kids' Success Cambridge Publishing Certell, Inc. Character First Class Measures, Inc. CPI EDRewards Engineer Your World from The University of Texas Foundations, Inc. Frontline Technologies Group Futures Education, LLC General Healthcare Resources Gradelink Heroes for Education, LLC Houghton Mifflin Harcourt JP Associates, Inc. Kagan Publishing & Professional Development Learning Sciences Marzano Center Marshall Cavendish Education Math Teachers Press, Inc. Mendez Foundation - Too Good Programs Mentoring Minds Milken Educator Awards, an initiative of the Milken Family Foundation National Association of Secondary School Principals National Institute for Direct Instruction observe4success Office Depot Professional Examination Service (ProExam) Responsive Classroom SOS Personnel SPEDCO Success for All Foundation The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Therapy Source, Inc. Troops To Teachers University of Phoenix Wilson Language Training Corp WorkMonger

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Teaching Aids/Learning Materials Blick Art Materials BOKS - Build Our Kids' Success Bouncy Bands BuyQ BYU Independent Study C King Education, Inc. C-SPAN Networks Casio America, Inc. Committee for Children - Second Step Descon Signage Solutions EDRewards Frog Publications Gradelink Handwriting Without Tears HEAR: Helping Everyone Achieve Respect JP Associates, Inc. Kaeden Books Kagan Publishing & Professional Development KAMICO Instructional Media, Inc. Kiddom KidsFit Lead Read Live Marshall Cavendish Education Matific Mendez Foundation - Too Good Programs National Institute for Direct Instruction Novel Ideas, Inc. Pitsco Education Quality Science Labs, LLC Renaissance Learning S&S Worldwide, Inc. Sanford Harmony Singapore Math, Inc. Sound Training Spirit Monkey Staples Advantage The American Legion The College Board The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History The Marvel Group The School Planner Company Think Through Math WhiteBox Learning Whizz Education, Inc. WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS

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Testing & Assessment ACT, Inc. Cambridge Publishing Copia Interactive Houghton Mifflin Harcourt KAMICO Instructional Media, Inc. KidsFit Konica Minolta Business Solutions Lee & Low Books MasteryConnect Math Teachers Press, Inc. Measurement Incorporated Mentoring Minds Mimio Multiple Measures, LLC Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Prepworks, LLC Professional Examination Service (ProExam) Renaissance Learning Singapore Math, Inc. The College Board Think Through Math WriteSteps

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Transportation Radio ID Equipment Uniforms & Clothing Charter Uniforms Classroom School Uniforms DENNIS Uniform Manufacturing Company Educational Outfitters Global Brands Group Lands' End School Outfitters Macy's Printing Source, Inc. W.W. Grainger, Inc. U.S. Government Activities & Services Mendez Foundation - Too Good Programs USMEPCOM

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3 Oaks Resource Group International 644 www.3oaksgroup.com 1.855.362.5747 mail@3oaksgroup.com

AFT-Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff 737 www.aftacts.org 1.202.879.4400 aftacts@aft.org

American College of Education 610 www.ace.edu 1.214.210.4031 dj.streat@ace.edu

ATD-Capitol 1046 www.atdamerican.com 1.800.523.2300 mafanador@atd.com

3 Oaks Resource Group International provides furniture, fixtures, equipment, and technology to charter schools. From specification to purchasing to complete installation, we can save you and your staff both time and money. We have successfully partnered with hundreds of schools nationally and internationally, and look forward to partnering with you!

AFT-ACTS is a community of charter school employees organized by the American Federation of Teachers. The alliance works to mobilize charter school employees around issues of common concern, such as expanding professional development, improving the conditions of teaching and learning, and bolstering our voice in school-level decision making.

Founded by educators, for educators, American College of Education offers online graduate degrees and professional development programs in Education. Our programs are flexible for a teacher’s schedule and reasonable for a teacher’s budget. In fact, we’re the #4 conferrer of Master of Education degrees in the U.S. We are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our courses are led by highly credentialed and experienced faculty. Find out what we’re doing right at www.ace.edu.

ATD-Capitol is a truly one-stop-shop for your school and office furnishing needs. Offerings now include office supplies, appliances, lighting, and ready to hang artwork. Space planning, staging, and installation services are available.

3PM Design, Inc. 307 www.3pmdesign.com 1.303.840.0883 monabba@3pmdesign.com 3PM Design is a minority-owned, small business company specializing in foodservice consulting and design for all facilities with commercial kitchens. 501(c) Agencies Trust 203 www.501ctrust.org 1.800.631.2967 trustmembership@501c.com 501(c) Agencies Trust - America’s leading unemployment program – has nearly 1,500 nonprofit members (including over 100 schools), who collectively save over $20 million dollars on unemployment costs. To see if your school qualifies for Trust membership, stop by our booth and visit www.501ctrust.org for a free analysis form. 9Dot HR Solutions www.9dothr.com 1.626.788.1060

1303 contact@9dot-es.com

9Dot HR Solutions is a full service human resources consulting firm specializing in recruitment and substitute staffing. Our consultants tailor their human resources services to meet your individual schools needs. ACT, Inc. www.act.org 1.319.383.1859

319 kevin.houchin@act.org

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Allied Plastics 502 www.alliedplasticsco.com 1.704.578.5052 pschneider@alliedplasticsco.com Allied proudly offers a full line of tables, and chairs for the educational marketplace that is manufactured in the USA. These products include activity tables, dry-erase tables, science/lab tables, folding tables, art tables, utility tables, café tables and specialty tables. All products come with a 30-year warranty. Alumni Classroom Furniture, Inc. 545 www.alumnicf.com 1.519.888.9300 pgodwin@alumnicf.com At Alumni, it begins with a foundation of strong beliefs. The thought of leaving no child behind resonates in our minds as we craft the newest inspirations in the Alumni Classroom Furniture Innovation Labs. We believe the journey of learning begins with the environments that you are exposed to. American Charter Development, LLC 1038 www.amercd.com 1.801.489.9535 russell@amercd.com American Charter Development (ACD) is one of America’s premier charter developers. At no initial cost, ACD provides 100% financing and turnkey development of custom facilities for start-up and existing charter schools. ACD’s experience enables us to handle everything from financing and land/building acquisition to permitting and construction.

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American Federation for Children www.federationforchildren.org 1.202.280.1990 jnikkila@federationforchildren.org The American Federation for Children and the Alliance for School Choice seek to improve our nation’s K-12 education by advancing systemic and sustainable public policy that empowers parents, particularly those in low-income families, to choose the education they determine is best for their children. AmTab Manufacturing Corporation 1141 www.amtab.com 1.630.301.7600 Marketing@AmTab.com AmTab manufactures mobile cafeteria tables, folding tables, classroom tables, stages, and choral risers serving the educational market since 1958. Core principles: safety, quality and durability, ease of operation, and value for the Investment. Our products are 100% Made in the USA, carry a 15-year warranty, and are MAS Green certified. Association of American Educators 510 www.aaecharters.org 1.877.385.6264 info@aaeteachers.org

Atlas Learning atlaslearning.net 1.914.420.7082

939 dakota@atlaslearning.net

Atlas Learning builds interactive software for 1:1 schools. Our products motivate students, increase participation, and simplify course management. AXA 608 www.axa.com/teachers 1.201.743.6733 jacqueline.fabitore-matheny@axa.us.com With a 155-year heritage, AXA stands among the nation’s premier providers of annuities and serves as an industry leader in the 403(b) market. Through a robust program for K-12 educators, we offer innovative retirement options to fit our clients’ needs. Bank of America Merrill Lynch www.bofaml.com/commercialre 1.980.386.9401 ellen.rogers@baml.com Recognizing that education is a key factor in community health, Bank of America Merrill Lynch works with charter schools to help them tackle the many challenges in obtaining quality, affordable real estate. From loans and tax credits, to treasury management and employee benefits, we can serve all of your school’s financial needs. Connect with more than 30 years of community development experience, expertise, and commitment. We can help you move projects from vision to completion.

The Association of American Educators is the largest national, non-union, professional educators’ organization, providing a modern approach to teacher representation and educational advocacy. Focused on studentcentered reforms, and promoting the charter school movement nationwide, AAE provides critical professional benefits for just $16.50 a month.

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BB&T Capital Markets 717 www.bbtcapitalmarkets.com 1.614.506.1976 rharmon@bbandtcm.com

BOK Financial www.bokfinancial.com 1.602.808.3743

Our Education Finance Group provides capital structure planning and execution for higher education facilities, charter schools, private K-12, and public school systems. With a robust bond distribution platform and resources of one of the nation’s strongest financial institutions, we serve the needs of this sector with focus and expert execution.

BOK Financial is a top 25 US-based bank holding company with a geographic focus in the Southwest, Midwest, and Rocky Mountain regions. BOK has a 25-year track record of profitability, $31.5 billion in total assets, approximately $300 million in excess capital, and $71 billion in assets under management/in custody.

Beacon Educator www.beaconeducator.com 1.850.767.4133

BOKS - Build Our Kids' Success 1049 www.bokskids.org 1.781.401.5161 info@bokskids.org

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Beacon Educator delivers highly engaging and interactive online professional development courses for K-12 educators, administrators, and educational personnel. Choose from expertly facilitated courses or self-paced modules with mastery assessment. Program areas include ESOL, reading, gifted, math, professional growth, alternative certification, and contemporary topics. Big Grips www.biggrips.com 1.888.456.7047

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BOKS is a physical activity program designed to get children moving in the morning and their brains ready for a day of learning. BOKS provides free curriculum, support, and training for school to increase daily physical activity with a before school program, in-classroom activity breaks, and recess programming. Booksource 1034 www.booksource.com 1.800.444.0435 service@booksource.com Booksource makes it easy to build, grow, and organize your classroom library! From Common Core State Standards to custom collections of authentic, leveled literature, Booksource offers more than 30,000 titles, making it easy to match trade books to your curriculum.

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Blick Art Materials is the largest provider of artist’s supplies in the United States, with an extensive offering of art materials, classroom furniture, teaching aids, studio essentials, and more. Product selection, competitive prices, and superior customer service make Blick the clear choice for art educators, schools, and students.

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Big Grips™ are the renowned big, squishy, easy to grab, comfortable to hold, and very grip-able cases and stands for iPad. Grab more and worry less with Big Grips—seriously fun protection for iPad. Blick Art Materials www.dickblick.com 1.309.341.5711

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Book Systems, Inc. www.booksys.com 1.800.219.6571

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C King Education, Inc. 209 www.ckingeducation.com 1.770.598.3810 beverly@ckinged.com

Bouncy Bands attach to student desks (and chairs) for students to bounce their feet and stretch their legs while they work. Teachers are pleasantly surprised with how quiet they are, as well as how they help students pay attention and stay calm when doing classwork and taking tests.

CKingEducation provides K–8 Math and Technology Integration professional development. Our professional development service incorporates and promotes researchbased best practices to help teachers stretch their pedagogy and build their content knowledge.

Bridgit2College - College Bound 313 www.bridgit2college.com 1.314.361.4441 keisha@collegeboundstl.org

C-SPAN Networks www.c-spanclassroom.org 1.800.523.7586

Bridgit2College is a college enrollment GPS that helps students get from college acceptance to college attendance with checklists, dashboards, resource guides, and text message nudges.

C-SPAN Classroom, www.c-spanclassroom.org, is our site for social studies teachers with an archive of searchable and clip-able videos, lesson ideas, bell ringers, latest education news, and teacher opportunities. All resources are offered free of charge, and are designed to enhance your social studies curriculum by using our public affairs programming.

BuyQ 908 www.buyq.org 1.303.653.4503 info@buyq.org BuyQ is the only group purchasing organization devoted specifically to charter schools. Working in collaboration with 25+ state-based charter support organizations, BuyQ leverages the combined purchasing power of 5,000+ charter schools to negotiate significant savings and other charter-specific benefits from top national vendors. Participation is free and easy. Visit buyq.org to learn how you can join thousands of charter schools already saving $10+ million annually on the products and services needed to run your school. Look for BuyQ-awarded vendors highlighted in the program guide exhibitor directory.

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Book Systems is an innovative Library Automation/ Asset Management provider offering Web-based solutions for your school(s). Atriuum is the ultimate library management package with advanced features like configurable user interfaces, mobile searching, and eBook resource sharing. Booktracks is a total solution for managing and tracking your textbooks and other assets.

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Bouncy Bands 310 www.bouncybands.com 1.646.926.2440 scott@bouncybands.com

BYU Independent Study www.byu.is 1.800.914.8931

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BYU Independent Study helps your students recover credit or get ahead through our 200+ core and electives, AP, STEM, and university dual enrollment options. Additionally, BYU High School Suite online platform provides customizable curricula for blended learning classrooms. Your school, your teachers, our courses.

824 educate@c-span.org

Callender Law Group, LLC www.callenderlawgroup.com 1.440.299.8500 jamie@callender.com Callender Law Group is the premier, full-service charter school firm.  We provide legal, legislative, communications, board management, and related services to charter schools in Ohio and Tennessee. Founded by former Ohio legislator and attorney Jamie Callender, Callender Law Group is committed to advancing quality school options. With offices in Nashville and Columbus, our team brings more than five decades of combined experience in education law, charter school development and management, public policy, and legislative affairs. Cambridge International Examinations 949 www.cie.org.uk 1.917.522.2139 info@cie.org.uk As a part of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge International Examinations is the world's largest provider of international education programs and qualifications. Cambridge provides an academically rigorous curriculum emphasizing critical thinking and inquiry-based learning that helps students develop the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in college and beyond.

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Cambridge Publishing 848 www.cambridgeed.com 1.847.299.2930 jpark@cambridgeed.com

CDW 240 www.cdw.com 1.800.800.4239 alexart@cdw.com

Champions 809 www.discoverchampions.com 1.800.246.2154 dyalford@kc-education.com

We support systemic efforts for greater student achievement. We help raise test scores including the New SAT/PSAT and ACT. Researched-based programs are classroom-based or online, including supplemental curriculum, data reports, and teacher and student workshops. Schools predict test scores with precision, using proven college readiness exams beginning in middle school.

CDW is a leading provider of integrated information technology solutions. We help our government, education, and healthcare customers by delivering critical solutions to their increasingly complex IT needs.

Champions is a leading provider of before- and after-school programs for charter schools. We challenge the education status quo every day to help you, your school, and your students reach higher. Our innovative business model, high-quality curriculum, and highly trained staff make our program an extension of your school. Students get homework help, STEM, reading, writing, and a ton of fun!

Capital Impact Partners 1012 www.ncbcapitalimpact.org 1.703.647.2300 iwiesner@capitalimpact.org Capital Impact Partners is a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution, with a 30year history delivering strategic financing, social innovation, and financial impact nationwide. Capital Impact has worked with charter schools in low-to-moderate-income communities for 30 years, providing over $664 million in facilities financing to create space for more than 228,000 students! Carhuff and Cueva Architects, LLC 410 www.cca-az.com 1.520.577.4560 pcarhuff@cca-az.com CCA was founded in Tucson in 1995 and has been an Arizona leader in charter school facility planning, design, engineering, and construction administration since 1999. The CCA Team has, in the last five years, expanded its project footprint nationally from Arizona to California, New York, Texas, and Colorado. Casio America, Inc. www.casio.com 1.973.361.5400

As the number of charter schools increases, leaders with knowledge of the special challenges of charter school administration are in high demand. Central Michigan University’s online Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership, with an emphasis in Charter School Leadership, will prepare you to fill this need. Centric Learning 635 www.centriclearning.net 1.866.498.3533 info@centriclearning.net HERO is a revolutionary competency and projectbased Digital Learning Environment (DLE), coupled with a complete living curriculum that is unique in developing in learners real-world, 21st century problem solving skills. The HERO solution offers a collaborative, personalized approach to education that is truly learner-centered, creating self-motivated learners with a thirst for knowledge. Certell, Inc. www.certell.org 1.317.585.9260

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CASIO® calculators bridge the gap between functionality and affordability. CASIO's complete line of basic, scientific, and graphing calculators are easy-to-use, and their time-saving operations enable students and educators to achieve mathematical results quicker. For the educator, CASIO provides free professional development, online and printed resources, and emulators for the classroom.

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Certell, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity that works with content experts to develop, market, and distribute (at no cost to schools!) multimedia and online course materials in economics/social studies subjects. We also offer professional development courses in economics and personal finance, and American government.

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Character First 1127 www.characterfirsted.com 1.405.255.2890 kfahrenbruck@characterfirst.com Character First provides lessons to teach character qualities. Our elementary curriculum is full of stories, object lessons, discussion questions, and activities. Through real life scenarios, the ENGAGE bully prevention curriculum helps deal with the heart of bullying– character. Come by the booth for free samples. Charter Asset Management 1317 www.charterassetmanagement.com 1.213.335.6276 paul.im@charterassetmanagement.com Charter Asset Management (CAM) provides reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable funding for charter schools nationwide. Since 2013, CAM has provided $125 million in working capital to more than 140 charter schools across 13 states. Talk to us about getting your school funded. Charter First www.ajg.com 1.949.349.9871

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Charter School Capital, Inc. 803 charterschoolcapital.org 1.877.272.1001 growcharters@charterschoolcapital.org We empower charter schools with the tools to succeed. Charter School Capital is the most experienced and reliable provider of growth capital and facilities financing to charter schools, having provided in excess of one billion to 500+ charter schools, which educate more than 550,000 students across the country. Our team is here to support charter leaders so you can focus on educating students. Ask us how we can help your school. Visit us at booth #803 or e-mail growcharters@charterschoolcapital.org. Charter School Property Solutions 422 www.csps.us.com 1.888.596.1110 ext. 104 info@csps.us.com Charter School Property Solutions develops charter and private school properties across the USA. By combining our understanding of your school’s financial and operating structure with a solid understanding of real estate development, we will deliver a campus facility that is tailor-made for you. Charter Uniforms 1238 www.charteruniforms.com 1.713.957.1511 mmurphy@parkersu.com Charter Uniforms, a division of Parker Uniforms, offers an excellent selection of updated uniforms for grades pre-k-12 that are durable and comfortable for your kids and your pocketbook. Charter Uniforms specializes in developing custom programs from basic dress code to full formal uniforms. We look forward to seeing you in our booth!

The Charter First insurance program was first created as a response to the growing need for appropriate insurance and price for charter schools. Our program has been designed to correctly address the exposures of the charter school sector. We provide superior coverage and risk management at the lowest possible price.

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Class Measures, Inc. 947 www.classmeasures.com 1.781.939.5699 james.hearns@tribalgroup.com

Coalition of Community Charter Schools 1304 www.c3s.nyc 1.917.435.0184 szimmerman@c3s.nyc

Class Measures has been improving teaching and learning for 15 years. We celebrate a long history of providing high quality educational consultant services to teachers, schools, districts, authorizers, and educational authorities in the United States and abroad. Our areas of expertise include teacher licensure, school quality reviews, and action planning.

The Coalition of Community Charter Schools (C3S) is the collective voice of the independent charter schools of New York City. Our schools exemplify the diversity, innovation, quality, collaboration, and commitment-to-community that inspired the original vision of the charter public school movement.

Classroom School Uniforms 535 www.classroomuniforms.com 1.818.671.2100 bill@strategicpartners.net Classroom School Uniforms is a nationwide school uniform manufacturer. Our school uniform experts have been at work with retailers and schools across the country since 1995 to serve the needs of public and private school students in uniform. Classroomsmart 323 www.classroomsmart.com 1.888.769.7923 info@classroomsmart.com SkyWire Technologies & Consulting is a design, integration, and consulting firm. We provide services such as data cabling, advanced wireless systems, video surveillance, core network setup, ongoing support maintenance, IP phone systems, intercom systems, bell systems, content filtering, backup services, interactive classroom setups, audio enhancement, and e-rate services. Cloud9World Corp 624 www.cloud9world.com 1.305.356.7477 info@cloud9world.com Cloud9World is a research-based, proven socialemotional program that helps schools solve some of the greatest challenges: behavior, academics, overwhelmed teachers, over-tested students, and disengaged parents. Our books and lessons improve reading, reduce behavior problems, promote diversity, and lead to career readiness while meeting standards without taking teacher's additional time.

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Committee for Children - Second Step 749 www.cfchildren.org 1.206.343.1223 cthomas@cfchildren.org The Second Step Suite provides an integrated framework for protecting children and promoting their social, emotional, and academic success. Combining our Bullying Prevention and Child Protection Units with the foundational Second Step social-emotional learning program, endorsed by CASEL, we've simplified an approach for safe, supportive schools. Learn more at www.cfchildren.org.

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Convergent Nonprofit Solutions 727 www.convergentnonprofit.com 1.919.270.2137 rkiernan@convergentnonprofit.com Convergent manages capital campaigns for charter schools and other non-profits across the country. Our fundraising campaigns raise $250,000 to $20 million and more from individuals, families, foundations, and corporations. This funding can be used for capital projects (gymnasiums, auditoriums, cafeterias, playing fields, etc.), endowments, and operations. Copia Interactive www.copiaclass.com 1.615.922.9322

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Copia has transformed the delivery of online learning by combining robust content with cutting-edge collaboration and personalization tools. With Copia Class, it's easy for educators to find the content they need and to customize it by embedding notes, feedback, and even assessments within the learning material.

CompTIA 406 www.certification.comptia.org 1.630.678.8300 eristau@comptia.org

CPI 836 www.crisisprevention.com 1.800.558.8976 info@crisisprevention.com

The CompTIA Authorized Partner Program for Academy Partners offers a robust educational program designed to assist academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and government retraining agencies in enhancing the learning experience for students preparing for an IT career.

CPI helps create safe and caring schools by training your staff to safely manage disruptive and assaultive behavior. Our training programs and comprehensive resources can minimize risk and help both teachers and students to thrive. To date, more than ten million individuals have participated in CPI’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training.

Connor Sport Court Int. 1248 www.sportcourt.com 1.801.784.6442 mnordgren@sportcourt.com For over 40 years, Sport Court has built over 100,000 courts worldwide in more than 100 countries on all seven continents, making us the World’s Largest Court Builder ™. From backyard game courts to the high-school gym, Sport Court creates safe courts.

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Curriculum Crafter, LLC 347 wwww.curriculumcrafter.org 1.616.443.7078 donnsmilth@curriculumcrafter.org Curriculum Crafter® Tool is a comprehensive, K-12 curriculum management system, aligned with All Standards. Imbedded in a powerful, easy to use, web-based format, CCT provides content, lessons, resources, technology integration, project based learning, and assessments, using Universal Design for Learning. It includes lesson planning, standards tracking, and mapping.

D.A. Davidson 1104 www.davidsoncompanies.com/ficm 1.303.764.6053 nnunez@dadco.com D.A. Davidson’s dedicated team can help plan and finance your new facility. With a proven track record in Charter School Finance, Davidson has financed over $1.8 billion in charter schools. We can work with your charter school to identify a commercial bank or finance your school through the tax-exempt capital markets. DENNIS Uniform Manufacturing Company 747 www.dennisuniform.com 1.503.238.7123 jar@dennisuniform.com For over 90 years, DENNIS has been the benchmark for school uniforms, producing superior garments in our Portland, Oregon factory. Third-generation family owned and operated, we serve over 2,000 top schools nationwide at over 40 retail stores and online anytime at www.dennisuniform.com. Descon Signage Solutions 1026 www.desconinc.com 1.317.852.6300 michael@desconinc.com Descon provides graphics, signs, and displays exclusively for the school environment. Our products help school leaders promote high expectations, recognize academic performance, and raise school spirit. Products include Character Values banners and signs, recognition boards, data performance display boards, directional signage, room signage, and motivational murals. Products are customized for your school. Dougherty & Company, LLC 902 www.doughertymarkets.com 1.612.376.4159 dward@doughertymarkets.com Dougherty & Company, LLC is a diversified investment-banking firm with 30 years of experience serving the needs of non-profits, state and local governments, and other tax-exempt entities. As a pioneer in financing the charter school segment of the educational system, we are able to provide cost-effective financing options designed to meet the unique educational needs of our clients. We have secured over $750 million in capital for charter school facilities nationwide.

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EXHIBITOR DIRECTORY DreamBox Learning 1311 www.dreambox.com 1.425.637.8900 ext. 435 sarah.johnson@dreambox.com DreamBox Learning® offers a personalized K-8 math experience that combines a rigorous curriculum, an engaging environment, and intelligent adaptive learning technology, which creates millions of learning paths tailored to each student’s unique needs. DreamBox differentiates content, pace, and sequence so every student can learn to think like a mathematician. Duane Morris, LLP www.duanemorris.com 1.312.499.6700 ltscruggs@duanemorris.com Duane Morris LLP, with over 750 attorneys in offices across the U.S. and internationally, serves a broad array of clients to provide innovative solutions to today’s legal and business challenges. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, privately held middle-market companies, emerging growth companies, and entrepreneurs in the education industry and beyond. E-Therapy 1203 www.electronic-therapy.com 1.928.814.4990 diana@electronic-therapy.com E-Therapy is a leader in providing online teletherapy speech, occupational, and physical therapy services to school districts and their students nationwide. E-Therapy is dedicated to providing the highest quality services to our schools/clients. E&I Cooperative Services www.k12.eandi.org 1.507.829.6917

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Edgenuity 228 www.edgenuity.com 1.877.202.0338 jennifer.kostic@edgenuity.com

EdTec, Inc. www.edtec.com 1.510.663.3500 ext. 329

Be inspired by products so versatile and highly engineered they can be specified into any project and used in almost every application. Since landscape industry giant EasyTurf is a FieldTurf company, you can rest assured you're partnering with a company that sets the standard for environmental responsibility, quality, and innovation.

Edgenuity provides online and blended learning curriculum and services that propel student success, empower teachers to deliver effective instruction, and enable schools and districts to meet their academic goals. Edgenuity offers standards-aligned core, AP®, elective, CTE, dual credit, world language, test prep, and credit recovery courses. Learn more at Edgenuity.com.

ECR4Kids 638 www.ecr4kids.com 1.855.327.4543 awest@ecr4kids.com

Edlio, Inc. www.edlio.com 1.310.204.7300

Founded in 2001, EdTec is a mission-driven organization dedicated to providing charter schools with the highest quality business and operations support services. Our services go beyond the traditional back-office provider by equipping our clients with a team of specialists: a CFO-level financial manager and Accounting, Payroll, AP and Student Data experts. EdTec is an integral part of each school and fully appreciates what is needed to run a charter school, not just manage its books.

ECR4Kids® is dedicated to developing and distributing the highest quality classroom furniture and equipment. Our focus and commitment continues to be centered on valueadded features, functionality, and performance of our products, while providing optimal service.

Edlio creates custom designed websites with an intuitive content management software. Our goal is to help increase marketing, enrollment, and communication for schools and their respective communities. Over 3,500 schools and districts trust Edlio as their premiere website provider.

ED MAP, Inc. www.edmap.com 1.614.975.4611

EDRewards www.edrewards.org 1.844.337.3927

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Ed Map helps busy school administrators reduce overhead, simplify operations, and save time by taking off their shoulders the tasks associated with purchasing, warehousing, and delivering instructional materials for their students: textbooks, digital learning, science kits, art supplies, etc. We deliver to any location you specify!

EDRewards is creating a national movement that encourages improved student outcomes. The EDRewards system uses preprinted “locker” items to formally recognize, celebrate, and reward student achievements. Using EDRewards helps motivate, engage, and encourage students to reach customized goals set by teachers, students, and parents.

Edge Foundation 1125 www.edgefoundation.org 1.888.718.8886 npeterson@edgefoundation.org

EdTech 101 1210 www.edtech101.net 1.805.377.5857 Jeremy.hansen@edtech101.net

We focus on students at risk because of executive functioning challenges like ADHD. Our InSchool Coaching Program works in your school to support students with planning, prioritizing, follow through, focus, and being on time. We work with students who are often frustrated, disruptive, underachieving, failing, suspended, or at risk of dropping out.

EdTech 101 provides schools with 21st century technology tools and professional development sessions. We help schools succeed in their hybrid learning environments by providing hardware, analyzing and diagnosing wireless infrastructure, and assisting in the deployment of both PC's and Chromebooks.

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719 askus@edtec.com

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Serving school districts and educational institutions nationwide, E&I is the only memberowned, not-for-profit purchasing cooperative focused exclusively on education. E&I connects members with cost-saving competitively awarded contracts that drive down costs, streamline procurement processes, and meet state and local compliance standards.

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Educational Environments by Dixie Equipment 1123 www.educational-environments.com 1.336.622.4202 Stefan@edu-env.com Educational Environments is a valued partner to charter schools across the country. We collaborate, innovate, and engage with the school community to implement meaningful change through thoughtful furniture and interior planning. Educational Outfitters 418 www.educationaloutfitters.com 1.423.421.6614 julie@educationaloutfitters.com Educational Outfitters is the nation's premier provider of school uniforms and dress code apparel. We can match your existing program or help you create one to fit your schools specific needs. We also have apparel for PE, clubs, and athletic teams! Engineer Your World from The University of Texas 828 www.engineeryourworld.org 1.512.471.3017 tdobbs@mail.utexas.edu Engineer Your World, developed at the University of Texas at Austin, is a year-long, project-based high school course that engages learners in authentic engineering experiences.

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EXHIBITOR DIRECTORY EPR Properties www.eprkc.com 1.816.472.1700

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EPR Properties provides long-term financing solutions for the development, renovation, and acquisition of public charter schools. To date, we have invested more than $670M and financed over 70 charter schools. At EPR, we work closely with you to create the high quality charter school facilities that suit your unique needs. Era Metrics, Inc. 538 www.erametrics.com 1.619.933.7901 milton.hernandez@erametrics.com WritingPoint, created by teachers, is a software that provides students with real-time feedback on writing mechanics and allows teachers to extensively track student progress. Everlast Climbing 1028 www.everlastclimbing.com 1.651.665.9131 sales@everlastclimbing.com Everlast Climbing is committed to improving youth fitness with innovative climbing walls and other products that engage and inspire physical activity. Products include traverse climbing walls, top rope climbing walls, educational accessories, and more! Facebook www.facebook.com 1.650.922.2985

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Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. FLVS 207 www.flvs.net 1.407.513.3587 info@flvs.net FLVS is a leader in K-12 digital education. Founded in 1997, our digital content helps schools and districts increase their offerings for both classroom and blended learning environments. Discover new and exciting options—including NCAA-approved core courses—from an award-winning, international leader in digital learning. © 106

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Foundations, Inc. 436 www.foundationsinc.org 1.856.533.1600 cbutler@foundationsinc.org

Funding The Gap, LLC 713 www.fundingthegap.com 1.480.442.0407 icarroll@fundingthegap.com

Across the nation, for more than 15 years, Foundations has aided in the development, opening, and ongoing success of charter schools. Our tools and tactics are real-world tested and continuously refined. Our services, like our people, reflect Foundations' commitment to building quality educational opportunities for students, families, and communities.

Funding The Gap provides facility financing solutions for Expansions, Acquisition/ Construction, Short or Long-Term Debt, and TaxExempt Bonds. We are not a single source lender. We work directly for your school with a goal of helping your school structure the best financing possible using established lending relationships throughout the U.S.

Global Brands Group Holding Limited (GBG) is one of the world’s leading branded fashion accessories, footwear, and apparel companies. We provide a seamless brand experience for our partners to help them open doors to new markets, expand into different categories, and ultimately engage new consumers.

Frog Publications 1111 www.frog.com 1.800.777.3764 customerservice@frog.com

Futures Education, LLC 339 www.futureshealth.com 1.413.788.2171 info@futureshealth.com

GPALoveMath www.gpalearn.com 1.678.296.8327

Ready-to-use, hands-on classroom super learning game centers. Instant Frog Family Fun-Pack™ parental involvement program. Drops in the Bucket daily review reproducible teacher resource books - critical thinking, dual language, reading/ language arts, math, social studies, and more!

Futures Education is a national leader in special education services providing a comprehensive array of expertise, including clinical and educational assessments, professional development, and professional staffing for school districts' special education programs. Futures provides these services in public and private schools of all sizes in rural, suburban, and urban settings.

LoveMath™ is an award-winning, webbased math program for grades K-5. In our groundbreaking application, we have over 800 lessons with real instruction and over 60,000 practice problems for use as supplemental learning materials. Teachers love the gamified experience, which motivates students to excel in their math lessons and quizzes.

Frontline Technologies Group 846 www.frontlinetechnologies.com 1.918.344.2588 jgross@frontlinetechnologies.com More than 5,000 school districts use Frontline’s suite of human capital management tools, including Aesop (absence management and automated sub-calling), VeriTime (time and attendance), and AppliTrack (recruiting, selection and HR file management). Fuel Education 916 www.getfueled.com 1.844.879.3365 fueled@getfueled.com Fuel Education partners with school districts to fuel personalized learning through innovative pre-K–12th grade online learning solutions. FuelEd has served 2,000 districts with the industry’s largest catalog of digital curriculum, certified instruction, professional development, plus the PEAK™ Personalized Learning Platform, which enables teachers to customize courses. Visit getfueled.com.

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General Healthcare Resources 1226 www.ghresources.com 1.610.684.4548 malcott@ghresources.com General Healthcare Resources (GHR) is an employee-based staffing company that works with school districts, charter schools, and specialty schools. GHR provides substitutes, temporary, temporary-to-hire, and ongoing staffing support for nurses, therapists, teachers, and instructional support staff. George K. Baum & Company 434 www.gkbaum.com 1.303.292.1600 appelt@gkbaum.com Founded in 1928, George K. Baum & Company is focused on the borrowing needs of educational institutions across the country. Since 2000, we have overseen more than 170 non-profit school financings in the nation. GKB serves educational institutions as financial advisor, bond underwriter, remarketing agent, derivatives consultant, and swap advisor.

Global Brands Group 212 www.globalbrandsgroup.com 1.608.574.3735 erinberget@globalbrandsgroup.com

Gradelink www.gradelink.com 1.800.742.3083

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Gradelink is the award-winning student information system (SIS) you’ve been waiting for. Affordably designed for schools, large and small, we optimized Gradelink for ease-of-use, flexibility, and power to handle your biggest school administration tasks. Gumdrop Cases 1234 www.gumdropcases.com 1.925.263.1773 edu@gumdropcases.com Gumdrop Cases combine extreme ruggedness, shock absorption, and drop protection to allow your school's technology to go just about anywhere, do just about anything, and meet just about any of your teacher/student needs.

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Hake Publishing, Inc. 937 www.hakepublishing.com 1.800.965.0543 sharon.moss@hakepublishing.com

HEAR: Helping Everyone Achieve Respect 639 www.project-hear.us 1.470.258.0404 asmith@careertrain.com

HJ Sims 704 www.hjsims.com/education. 1.952.683.7506 jhromatka@hjsims.com

Innovative Modular Solutions 641 www.innovativemodular.com 1.630.972.0500 info@innovativemodular.com

Grammar and Writing, from Hake Publishing, is a comprehensive English language arts curriculum for grades 4-8. Students using the program will learn and remember the skills and concepts for them to be successful communicators. Grammar and Writing focuses on student success in English grammar, writing, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary development.

HEAR, Helping Everyone Achieve Respect, is a research-based, interactive, classroom workshop, and set of resources developed by Harvard Graduate School of Education and University of Nebraska. Data shows that it has a positive impact on students’ thinking about how to combat bullying and build respectful environments for all.

Innovative Modular Solutions (IMS) has extensive experience working with charter schools to utilize the benefits, cost-savings, and quality of modular buildings. Through all stages of growth, our permanent and temporary solutions can provide your charter school the space it needs.

Handwriting Without Tears 626 www.hwtears.com 1.301.263.2700 info@hwtears.com

Heroes for Education, LLC 208 www.captainwrite.com 1.888.495.9777 info@captainwrite.com

Established in 1935, HJ Sims is a full-service investment bank with dedicated education experts specializing in structuring and underwriting charter school financings. HJ Sims provides solutions for acquisition, expansion, renovation or refinancing. We also provide financial advisory services in the areas of capital planning, restructuring, and more. With expert bankers and more than $19 billion in financings, your project will be Financed Right®. The right financing can lead to children living to their full potential.

Handwriting Without Tears® and Keyboarding Without Tears teach the full range of skills students need for written communication in today’s classroom.

Heroes for Education, LLC provides research based, innovative, and engaging educational products that support writing success. Our elementary writing program "Captain Write & the Super Writers” helps teachers with structured writing instruction and lessons, thus dramatically improving students writing skills.

HDE 1306 www.shophde.com 1.877.433.1688 sales@shophde.com HDE® provides affordable protective cases for your school’s technology devices such as iPads, MacBooks, and Chromebooks. Our cases come in a variety of fun styles and colors to suit your classrooms. We work with hundreds of schools across the country and hope that we can help with your device protection. Headwaters Roofing Group 1224 www.headwatersroofinggroup.com 1.714.357.1312 kelli.labrado@headwaters.com Headwaters Roofing Group is a manufacturer of premium roofing products. We at Headwaters know that choosing a roof is a major investment you should only have to make once. Headwaters offers one of the strongest warranties in the roofing industry to date offering top quality and customer service.

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Hertz Furniture 923 www.hertzfurniture.com 1.800.526.4677 dmocton@hertzfurniture.com We are the charter school experts. Group purchasing discount pricing on innovative furniture for every room, from over 125 manufacturers, all with lifetime warranties. We offer complimentary interior design, project planning and management, and local warehousing. We also have a New School Rewards Program with up to a $1,000 instant coupon! We turn your vision into reality. HighMark School Development www.highmarkschools.com 801.256.9550 ext. 120 samantha@highmarkschools.com HighMark School Development serves charter and private schools with 100% financing and turnkey development of permanent, affordable, high-quality facilities. Since 2005, HighMark has deployed nearly $500 million, developing over 50 projects in 16 states. HighMark’s rapid approvals, professional team, and on-hand capital suit independent start-ups, operational schools, and management companies.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1103 www.hmhco.com 1.800.225.5425 k12inquiries@hmhpub.com Houghton Mifflin Harcourt® has built solutions that are tailored to meet the unique needs of charter schools. As one of the world's longestestablished publishing houses and largest providers of pre-K-12 education, we bring a tradition of excellence with a commitment to innovation to meet the needs of lifelong learners. identiMetrics, Inc. 1129 www.identimetrics.net 1.215.836.5640 amdunphy@identimetrics.net identiMetrics is the leader in biometric finger scanning technology solutions for K-12 education. Our technology was designed by educators for the unique needs of schools and was selected by District Administration Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products. We are proud to be a signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge. InfoSnap, Inc. www.infosnap.com 1.512.375.4500

JP Associates, Inc. www.jponline.com 1.516.561.7803

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JP Associates, with 25 years of experience, works with your school (K-12) to develop customized professional development that addresses your specific needs. Our School Improvement Specialists provide support in the areas of instruction, leadership, APPR, Common Core, and capacity building. K12, Inc. www.k12.com 1.703.436.3104

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K12, Inc. is driving innovation and advancing the quality of education by delivering state-of-theart, digital learning platforms and technology to students and school districts across the globe. K12 is a company of educators with the nation's largest network of K-12 online school teachers, providing instruction, academic services, and learning solutions to public schools and districts, traditional classrooms, online and blended charter schools, and directly to families. Kaeden Books www.kaeden.com 1.800.890.7323

918 gurmston@kaeden.com

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Kaeden Books™ specializes in truly customized classroom libraries for grades K-8, and publishes leveled readers for grades K-4.

InfoSnap, founded in 2000, is the leading provider of student acquisition and enrollment management solutions for K-12 schools, custombuilt to include business intelligence dashboards, robust reporting capabilities, a sophisticated lottery engine, and a mobile-responsive design for families. InfoSnap serves a growing client base of over 10,000 schools around the world.

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EXHIBITOR DIRECTORY Kagan Publishing & Professional Development 739 www.kaganonline.com 1.949.545.6374 Francisco@kaganonline.com Dedicated to revolutionizing education, Kagan Publishing & Professional Development’s line of products is all about engagement! Kagan works with educators to implement scientifically proven strategies that increase academic gains and create positive social relations. Research-based and extensively classroom tested, let Kagan show you how to boost classroom engagement and learning. KAMICO Instructional Media, Inc. 536 www.kamico.com 1.254.947.7283 kmichael@kamico.com KAMICO Instructional Media, Inc. has developed educational materials and worked with schools across the country for almost thirty years. KAMICO offers over 300 skills-based board games in English and in Spanish for kindergarten through high school in math, reading, writing, social studies, and science. Kay-Twelve.com 844 www.kay-twelve.com 1.888.624.5451 info@kay-twelve.com Kay-Twelve.com is passionate about creating better learning environments. We represent over 100 furniture manufacturers, so shop online or contact us to find your local representative. Our staff, and our Kay-Twelve Proven Process, will help you find the right solution and coordinate the whole process through delivery, installation, and implementation. KELLYBRADY www.kellybrady.com 1.509.323.9666

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KELLYBRADY is a leading digital creative media agency focused on education with 40 years of student recruitment experience. From SEO paid search and digital display, to broadcast and creative development, our expertise spans all media from strategy to execution. We develop fully integrated campaigns focused on brand, response, analytics, and results.

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Keystone Purchasing Network 1024 www.thekpn.org 1.570.523.1155 ext. 2130 jkimball@csiu.org

Kutak Rock, LLP www.kutakrock.com 1.480.429.4833 dane.fernandes@kutakrock.com

The Keystone Purchasing Network is a National Cooperative Purchasing Program that provides probed discounts on an array of products and services. Contract cover furniture, athletic and playground equipment, athletic surfaces, and modular classrooms. There is no cost to join. Contact us toll free at 1.888.490.3182 or email us at info@thekpnorg.

For more than 20 years, Kutak Rock has delivered innovative, timely and cost-efficient financing solutions to charter schools across the nation. With more than 300 charter school financings totaling more than $3 billion in principal to its credit, 18 offices located coast to coast and a corps of 10 tax attorneys dedicated to helping structure tax-exempt financings, Kutak Rock has the experience, bench strength and geographic reach to help charter schools realize their full potential.

Kiddom www.kiddom.co 1.646.321.0317

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Kiddom is a free, standards-based platform that integrates with third-party content providers to empower teachers. KidsFit www.kidsfit.com 1.843.336.5090

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Kidsfit has developed desks that allow children to be in motion while they learn! This is an entire teaching methodology, which allows teachers to actually have more control in their classrooms and improves student performance. It includes formal training and classroom certifications. Kidstuff Playsystems, Inc. 308 www.kidstuffplaysystems.com 1.219.938.3331 rhagelberg@kidstuffplaysystems.com Kidstuff Playsystems manufactures playground equipment in Gary, Indiana. Play equipment is both IPEMA and ISO-certified. Installation and safety surfacing are available throughout the USA. Konica Minolta Business Solutions 840 www.countonkonicaminolta.com 1.347.522.0034 rdecandio@kmbs.konicaminolta.us Konica Minolta provides innovative and costeffective solutions and services to the education sector. This allows our education customers to concentrate on their core competency: teaching. Our comprehensive portfolio of solutions creates significant value for K-12 schools, school districts, colleges, universities, and libraries. With us, you’ll never stop learning.

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Lands' End School Outfitters 505 www.landsend.com/school 1.800.741.6311 school@landsend.com Lands’ End is America’s premier school uniform provider, outfitting more than 1.5 million students. We offer high quality products, a wide range of sizes to fit every student, and a custom online shopping experience tailored to your school. All backed by a rock-solid promise of satisfaction, Guaranteed. Period. ® Lawson Financial Corporation 816 www.lawsonfinancial.com 1.602.381.8588 nick.lawson@lawsonfinancial.com Lawson is a FINRA™ registered Broker/Dealer, founded in 1984. Lawson provides investmentbanking services for projects, which are financed with tax-exempt municipal bonds. Lawson understands the needs of charter schools and how to present these needs to issuers, investors, and rating agencies to achieve the most efficient financing possible. Lead Read Live 204 www.leadreadlive.com 1.561.571.1575 friends@leadreadlive.com

Learning Sciences Marzano Center 1204 www.marzanocenter.com 1.877.411.7114 ext. 4 rlattanze@learningsciences.com Learning Sciences International provides personalized e-learning and on-site solutions for teachers, leaders, schools, and districts. We specialize in deep implementation of continuous teacher growth systems, focusing on best practices to support teachers in improving their daily instruction. Lee & Low Books www.leeandlow.com 1.212.779.4400

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Lee & Low Books is an award-winning children's book publisher dedicated to diversity. Our books are about everyone, for everyone. We publish picture books, middle grade, and young adult titles. We also offer a wide collection of bilingual books under our Children's Book Press imprint. Little Bird www.littlebird.hr 1.917.617.3367

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For the close to 7,000 charter schools nationwide that are spending nearly $2.5 billion a year on employee benefits, there’s Little Bird. This is the first all-in-one, HR software and benefits platform purpose-built for charter schools. Unlike other benefits providers, we are charter school people who know schools and your pain points. Little Caesars Pizza Kits 440 www.pizzakit.com 1.888.452.5487 katie.price@pizzakit.com You can raise BIG dough for your group or organization selling a product everyone loves, Little Caesars Pizza Kits! Little Caesars® is a trusted brand and offers a variety of pizza kits, bread kits, cookie dough, and more.

The LEAD | READ | LIVE Foundation is an organization of leaders, educators, artists, and philanthropists devoted to equipping and empowering educators to transform lives through Arts-Empowered Literacy resources, training, and experiences. Our flagship project, including fullydifferentiated curriculum and resources, is "The River" by our CEO and Founder, Michael Neale.

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Lotterease 218 www.lotterease.com 1.888.414.3777 webinfo@lotterease.com

MANGO Math Group 226 www.mangomath.com 1.425.260.3221 Mary@mangomath.com

Maschio's Food Services, Inc. 216 www.maschiofood.com 1.973.598.0005 csarro@maschiofood.com

McGraw-Hill Education 1309 www.mheducation.com 1.614.430.4602 suzanne.toney@mheducation.com

Lotterease™ is a Lottery and Parent Communication System that saves charter schools time and money. It also ensures that charter schools are compliant with state lottery laws. Lotterease™ automatically manages siblings and waitlists, and parents can apply and confirm attendance online. Avoid your annual lottery frustration and get Lotterease™.

MANGO Math is a fun and engaging supplemental math curriculum that has students practice math concepts while playing fun games. All of the supplies are provided for each lesson. Build students’ math confidence in small groups, math centers, or through after school assignments.

Maschio's Food Services, Inc. is committed to sound child nutrition practices and effective food service management in school meal programs. We take a personal approach to school food service management.

McGraw-Hill Education is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that help students, parents, educators and professionals improve results. McGraw-Hill Education has offices across North America, India, China, Europe, the Middle East, and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in nearly 60 languages.

Low Income Investment Fund www.liifund.org 1.415.772.9094

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A leading national community development financial institution, the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) invests capital in low income people and communities. LIIF has invested more than $452 million in high-performing schools to create and enhance 75,000 spaces for students and generate over $2.7 billion in increased earning potential for youth. Macy's 1216 www.macys.com 1.877.301.6400 mariamc@izoded.com Macy's and Nautica have teamed up to supply a wide array of mix-and-match tops and bottoms. Perfect for uniforms, dress codes, or any occasion that calls for a little dress up. Maia www.maialearning.com 1.855.268.2771

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Maia engages students and parents and helps counselors build college and career readiness, despite heavy case loads. Lively, easy-to-use software assesses student personalities and recommends careers, provides extensive research and builds career plans, finds colleges and scholarships, manages college visits and applications, and holds student portfolios.

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Marathon Kids is an evidence-based non-profit organization dedicated to providing children, regardless of their fitness abilities, the tools, motivation, and support to live healthier, happier lives. Marathon Kids empowers communities to take control of their own health, delivering a proven-effective experience that results in longterm healthy behavior adoption. Marsden Services, LLC 1030 www.marsdenservices.com 1.515.418.5265 amessner@marsden.com

MasteryConnect 541 www.masteryconnect.com 1.801.842.4706 carly@masteryconnect.com MasteryConnect provides formative-assessment and competency-based learning solutions to educators worldwide. The web-based platform, which includes Socrative, helps teachers measure levels of understanding in real time, target interventions, and inform instruction. MasteryConnect serves over 1 million teachers and 21 million students. Math Teachers Press, Inc. 409 www.movingwithmath.com 1.800.852.2435 info@movingwithmath.com

Marsden Services, LLC provides total facilities service solutions to schools and educational organizations throughout the U.S. World class janitorial, maintenance, HVAC, and security services are a few of the cost saving and value driven offerings to help you concentrate on your core business, education.

Moving with Math® offers blended learning opportunities for PreK-12 programs to approach to problem solving. The built-in assessment helps monitor achievement and measure progress with your students. The explicit and systematic instruction and lesson plans are scientifically researched to meet the needs of the students. Online assessments, e-guides, and professional development tools are available.

Marshall Cavendish Education 525 www.mceducation.us 1.914.332.8888 mce@marshallcavendish.com

Matific www.matific.com 1.617.832.5824

Marshall Cavendish Education (MCE) is the authentic provider of Singapore Math® educational solutions. As the publisher of Math in Focus®, and Primary Mathematics, MCE is revolutionizing learning and teaching with the Singapore Math® Approach. Our products are used in over 50 countries by K-8 educators and students. Visit www.mceducation.us for more.

Matific’s collection of over 1,500 math activities provides optimal support for educators to convey math concepts in an effective and engaging manner. Matific allows children to explore math and relate their lessons to the world around them. Matific increases student investment, decreases anxiety, and leads to better performance.

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MealTime/The CLM Group 527 www.mealtimeclm.com 1.800.755.0904 clmsales@mealtimeclm.com Manage your Breakfast and Lunch Programs with MealTime mPower, the comprehensive web-based software suite. Modular design lets schools implement just the capabilities they need. Includes point of sale, free/reduced applications, back office reporting, online payment processing, and application submission. We provide full training/implementation and support. Meet the Teacher 345 www.meettheteacher.com 033.334.4340 ext. 3 info@schoolcloudsystems.co.uk Meet the Teacher is the leading parent teacher conference software, which is used by parents to book their parent teacher appointment online. It's incredibly easy to use, backed by outstanding support, and completely free for your first conference.

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Mendez Foundation - Too Good Programs 1339 www.mendezfoundation.org 1.800.750.0986 info@mendezfoundation.org For more than thirty-five years, the Mendez Foundation has been developing Too Good programs to build social emotional skills in children to foster self and social-awareness. Engaging, interactive lessons, and activities provide students with prevention education that equips them to live happy and healthy lives free of drugs and violence.

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Mentoring Minds 202 www.mentoringminds.com 1.800.585.5258 info@mentoringminds.com

MooreCo, Inc. dba Best-Rite and Balt 534 www.moorecoinc.com 1.800.749.2258 jvogelsang@moorecoinc.com

National Geographic www.gianttravelingmaps.org 1.202.857.7623

As an educational content creator and K–12 publisher of print-and-digital resources, Mentoring Minds® strives to be a partner in the classroom, empowering educators to create critical thinkers and motivating students to master the standards.

MooreCo, Inc. specializes in markerboards, tackboards, seating, workstations, audio visual carts, student desks, TV stands, and much more for the active learning classrooms.

National Geographic Giant Traveling Maps are enormously entertaining and educationally powerful tools for introducing geography and map reading skills to students in grades K-8.

Multiple Measures, LLC 1330 www.k12multiplemeasures.com 1.530.295.1262 tech@multiplemeasures.net

National Heritage Academies www.nhaschools.com 1.616.222.1700 info@nhaschools.com

Authors of MMARS™: Data Visualization for all your assessments. We provide accurate, affordable web-based assessment reporting, with multi-year pupil, aggregate, subgroup, and accountability reports/charts. We support any test: State Tests (SmarterBalanced, PARCC, English Learners, etc.); Publisher Benchmarks (SBAC_ICA/IAB, NWEA, StudyIsland, Renaissance, and more); Periodic District Tests, Classroom/Course Grades.

National Heritage Academies proudly partners with charter school boards across the country to serve more than 55,000 students in 81 schools. Our belief is simple: set high standards, make expectations clear, provide meaningful instruction, and watch children excel. With a commitment to hard work, good citizenship, and personal responsibility, our students experience a safe learning environment where achievement thrives.

National Association of Secondary School Principals 317 www.nassp.org 1.703.860.7246 greenawayk@nassp.org

National Institute for Direct Instruction 438 www.nifdi.org 1.541.485.1973 bwickman@nifdi.org

Milken Educator Awards, an initiative of the Milken Family Foundation www.milkeneducatorawards.org 310.570.478 jfoley@mff.org Milken Educator Awards, an initiative of the Milken Family Foundation and preeminent teacher recognition program, is known for 30 years of excellence and leadership. Milken Educator Award recipients represent America’s top talent, and unceasingly demonstrate the capacity for educators to innovate, lead, and ensure students are afforded a high-quality educational experience. Mimio 1005 www.mimio.com 1.617.902.2040 leighann.hopkins@mimio.com Mimio® is a global leader in interactive teaching technologies that offer a better way to learn and an empowering way to teach. The Mimio product line includes innovative and affordable educational hardware technologies, and award-winning software that increase teacher effectiveness and student engagement in classrooms. mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc. (a Ricoh company) 1219 www.mindshift.com 1.877.277.5054 info@mindSHIFT.com mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc. (a Ricoh company) is a certified E­Rate provider, delivering reliable IT outsourcing and cloud services to charter schools nationwide for more than 15 years. Our EdTech experts can help you evaluate your IT needs, implement the technology and then maintain it over time.

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NASSP is the leading organization of and voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and school leaders from across the United States and 35 countries around the world. Founded in 1916, NASSP's mission is to connect and engage school leaders through advocacy, research, education, and student programs. National Charter Schools Institute www.charterinstitute.org 1.989.317.3510 info@nationalcharterschools.org The National Charter Schools Institute’s mission is to transform public education and power performance, productivity, and accountability breakthroughs that help people win for kids. We believe in the transformative power of education and want all people to have the opportunity to learn and grow. The Institute team provides a range of training and support for people in the charter public schools sector, from policymakers to authorizers to school operators, who are serious about helping students.

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The National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI) is your source for all things related to direct instruction (DI). We provide training, implementation support, and conduct and disseminate research on DI. In the summer we hold DI trainings in Eugene, Oregon and San Antonio, Texas. Learn how we can assist to maximize your effectiveness with all learners. National Right to Work Foundation's Charter School Initiative 838 www.nrtw.org 1.800.336.3600 legal@nrtw.org The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, established in 1968, is a non-profit, charitable organization. Its mission is to eliminate coercive union power and compulsory unionism abuses through strategic litigation, public information, and education programs.

National Science Teachers Association 745 www.nsta.org 1.703.312.9210 rbounds@nsta.org NTSA is the publisher of four monthly Science journals for grades K-12, plus numerous print and digital books to support science education. NSTA hosts 5 national conferences, as well as an online Learning Center. National Student Clearinghouse 529 www.studentclearinghouse.org 1.703.742.4200 service@studentclearinghouse.org Do you know where your graduates are? StudentTracker, offered by the National Student Clearinghouse, eliminates the need for surveys and self-reporting, allowing you more accurate results and greater efficiency with real time data. Naviance by Hobsons 602 www.hobsons.com 1.513.924.3345 hayley.white@hobsons.com Hobsons helps students identify their strengths, explore careers, create academic plans, match to best-fit educational opportunities, and reach their education and life goals. Naviance by Hobsons is a college and career readiness solution for students to identify strengths, explore careers, create individualized academic plans, and match to best-fit postsecondary institutions. New Balance Foundation Billion Mile Race 417 www.billionmilerace.org 1.617.636.0943 billionmilerace@tufts.edu The New Balance Foundation Billion Mile Race is challenging America’s schools to collectively run, jog, and walk one billion miles. Yep, that’s ‘billion’ with a 'b'! Participation is free, easy, and schools taking part are eligible for exciting grants and prizes. NewSchools Venture Fund www.newschools.org 1.415.615.6860 info@newschools.org NewSchools Venture Fund is a national nonprofit venture philanthropy working to transform public education. We raise funding from donors and use it to find, fund, and support education entrepreneurs who are reimagining public education so that all children – especially those in underserved communities – have the opportunity to succeed.

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EXHIBITOR DIRECTORY Newseum 318 www.newseumed.org 1.202.292.6650 newseumed@newseum.org Unlock a deeper understanding of free expression and First Amendment freedoms in the Newseum's 30+ exhibits and theaters. Online, visit newseumed.org for hundreds of free primary sources, artifacts, videos, and lesson plans on history, civics, and media literacy. Niche 337 www.niche.com 1.412.361.5085 kanderson@niche.com Niche is a website that helps you discover the schools and neighborhoods that are right for you. We rigorously analyze dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for every K-12 school, college, and neighborhood in the U.S. Nightlock Lockdown 1244 www.classroomlockdown.com 1.855.644.4856 jack@nightlock.com Nightlock Lockdown is a Classroom Door Barricade device. A fast and easy emergency lockdown solution during an Active Shooter situation. Teachers can barricade the classroom door in seconds. Nightlock Lockdown is very economical and easy to install. Used nationwide by public schools, independent schools, universities, court houses, and government facilities. Nonprofit Finance Fund 1113 www.nonprofitfinancefund.org/education 1.212.457.4700 ny@nffusa.org Nonprofit Finance Fund unlocks the potential of mission-driven organizations through tailored investments and strategic advice. NFF is a national leader in providing innovative financial solutions and has provided over $100 million in loans and New Markets Tax Credits to support the growth and expansion of charter schools nationwide.

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Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) 1017 www.nwea.org 1.503.624.1951 debbie.brown@nwea.org Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™) is a global not-for-profit educational services organization known for Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®), our flagship interim assessment, and Skills Navigator®, our skills mastery and progress monitoring tool. Our assessments, professional development offerings, and research help advance all students along their optimal learning path. Visit www.nwea.org. Novel Ideas, Inc. www.novelideas-inc.com 1.250.652.9704

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Novel Ideas provides research-based explicit instruction materials, effective training, and academic coaching. Language arts materials, K-12, offer reading/written expression lessons that meet the Common Core Standards. Novel studies for popular trade books are available. Writing programs, based on Six Traits, provide lessons, and rubrics. Materials include test prep, assessment, and technology. observe4success 523 www.observe4success.com 1.877.743.3430 abby@observe4success.com observe4success loves charter schools! With the foundational belief that no two charter schools’ needs are the same, observe4success’ easy-touse, fully customizable, web-based classroom observation and teacher evaluation software system fits your school’s unique culture. Meet state requirements AND provide meaningful, actionable, and instant feedback to improve teacher effectiveness!

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Odysseyware www.odysseyware.com 1.877.795.8904

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OverDrive 1305 www.company.overdrive.com/schools/ 1.216.573.6886 sales@overdrive.com

Odysseyware® delivers a technology-rich learning management system with engaging core and elective courses to public, charter, and virtual schools in more than 2,500 school districts across the United States.

Make OverDrive your central digital content solution for K-12. OverDrive® enables you to offer digital versions of books you have in print, online and offline, on any device. We serve 12,000+ schools and districts worldwide.

Office Depot 711 www.business.officedepot.com 1.561.438.4800 andrea.turner@officedepot.com

Parent Parties 1047 www.parentparties.com 1.256.533.2766 parentparty@secondmile.net

Office Depot's Commitment to Learning provides charter schools with access to experts focused on mastery learning for all students, building connected communities to personalize learning. From makerspace to collaborative classrooms, early literacy to customized professional development, Office Depot provides comprehensive services for Charter Schools.

Parent Parties is a monthly year-round parent education and involvement curriculum that will increase your parent involvement. We serve 1,200 schools around the country in English and Spanish. Parent Parties can reach hard to reach parents.

OFM, LLC www.ofminc.com 1.800.520.7471

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Paxton/Patterson 735 www.paxtonpatterson.com 1.877.243.8763 bud@paxpat.com

OFM designs, manufactures, and distributes office and school furniture to many major retailers in the U.S. OFM prides itself on great customer service, fast shipping, and quality furniture at an affordable price. For 2016, the company added three new distribution points for a total of five locations.

Blended curriculum model combining the benefits of cloud based computing with handson experience. Anywhere! Anytime! Any Device! Individualized learning with a personal digital tutor using predictive analytics and real time remediation to achieve extraordinary results in STEM, health science, construction, and FACS. Catalog with 10,000 tools, equipment, furniture, and supplies for CTE.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP www.orrick.com 415.773.5700 ech@orrick.com

PayPal www.paypal.com 1.402.935.2050

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP has been providing sophisticated legal assistance through the myriad of local, state, and national laws and regulations to develop financing structures and secure necessary funds for charter schools. We have assisted a wide variety of charter schools throughout the United States, developed innovative school bond financings and participated in policy and legislative activities designed to meet unique challenges and achieve a comprehensive range of purposes.

Boost your school's fundraising and sales with our K-12 payment solutions that work both online and offline. From donations to spirit wear sales and more, we make it easy for your K-12 school to accept credit cards and PayPal all year long.

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Pearson 517 www.pearsoned.com 1.770.403.2804 staci.castleberry@pearson.com

Platinum Visual Systems 408 www.pvsusa.com 1.800.498.2990 tbrantley@pvsusa.com

Every learning moment builds character, shapes dreams, guides futures, and strengthens communities. At Pearson, your learning gives us purpose. We are devoted to creating effective, accessible solutions that provide boundless opportunities for learners at every stage of the learning journey.

PVS is a worldwide leader in visual display products. We offer Writanium™ surfaced markerboards, chalkboards, tackboards, and sliding display systems, all with lifetime warranties. We also help provide reversible boards, floor-to-ceiling wall covering materials, glass enclosed bulletin boards, trophy and display cases, and executive conference cabinets. Talk to us about design services and our custom capabilities. We have proudly manufactured products in America since 1964.

PeopleAdmin 913 www.talentedk12.com 1.913.933.3835 alisha.richardson@peopleadmin.com PeopleAdmin is the leading provider of easyto-use, cloud-based, K-12 talent management solutions, including TalentEd, SearchSoft and SchoolSpring. These integrated solutions enable schools to streamline hiring, onboard new employees, efficiently manage positions and employee performance, develop defensible audit trails, and use powerful reporting. Solutions are supported by world-class customer service. Piper Jaffray & Co. 709 www.piperjaffray.com 1.612.303.1776 bruce.e.sorensen@pjc.com Piper Jaffray is a leading provider of facility financing for charter schools across the nation. Our focus is not simply the execution of the transaction at hand, but rather the delivery of superior client service and the establishment of enduring, longterm relationships. Our goal is to help charter schools purchase a facility they can afford that meets their needs by providing the maximum amount of funds at the lowest overall cost. Pitsco Education www.pitsco.com 1.800.835.0686

PNC Public Finance Group 1010 www.pnc.com/en/corporate-and-institutional/ capital-markets/charter-schools.html 1.215.585.4978 an.tran@pnc.com PNC Public Finance Group has extensive charter school financing experience, utilizing a dual coverage approach to both bank and capital markets solutions. Our team includes both investment bankers from PNCCapitalMarkets, LLC and corporate banking relationship managers from PNC Bank, N.A. Collectively, PNC has provided over $360 million in charter school financing. Polar 407 www.polar.com/education 1.800.227.1314 education.division@polar.com Polar heart rate and fitness assessment technology delivers unparalleled insight into the human body from valuable training guidance and feedback to enabling individuals to improve their fitness level and sports performance.

1206 orders@pitsco.com

Pitsco is your STEM resource. Every product we engineer, every activity we write, every curriculum we develop, and every solution we design is provided for the purpose of helping students around the world use their hands to engage their minds to learn and succeed, in the classroom and life!

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Preferred Meal Systems, Inc. 424 www.preferredmeals.com 1.800.886.6325 ext. 9900 sales@preferredmeals.com Preferred Meals has provided healthy and nutritious meals to school districts, early childhood, and senior programs throughout the United States for over 45 years. Our program is designed to adapt to your needs and staffing with a customized and affordable level of meal service that leaves the planning to us. Prepworks, LLC 1341 www.myprepworks.com 1.305.361.2400 atremblay@myprepworks.com PREPWORKS®, an adaptive technology and tutoring company, offers a combination of intelligent software, courseware, and reporting designed to promote student achievement in middle and secondary school for high-stakes tests. Printing Source, Inc. 411 www.printingsourcebr.com 1.225.775.3334 info@printingsourceinc.com Printing Source, Inc. is a commercial printing, advertising, and branding organization that provides digital printing (custom posters, student handbooks, etc.), signage (yard signs, banners, etc.), promotional products (lanyards, flash drives, etc.), and various types of apparel such as uniforms, t-shirts, and more. Procurify.com 1236 www.procurify.com 1.888.463.5254 brittany@procurify.com, mrudzki@procurify.com Procurify is a global leader in mobile and cloud-based purchasing. With users in more than 100 countries worldwide, Procurify empowers businesses to manage direct and indirect company spending, and streamline the purchasing process. The ridiculously easy-to-use platform provides complete control and visibility of company spend.

Professional Examination Service (ProExam) 1313 www.proexam.org 1.212.367.4247 fbost@proexam.org ProExam is a non-profit, mission-driven organization; our mission aligns with charter school goals and objectives. Tessera is ProExam’s newest non-cognitive assessment system. The research is unequivocal: non-cognitive skills and character strengths—also referred to as social and emotional learning (SEL) factors—strongly predict academic achievement, career success, and lifelong well-being. Project Renaissance www.projectrenaissancenashville.org 1.615.779.3929 wendy@projectrenaissancenashville.org Project Renaissance is a non-profit working to ensure that every child in Nashville, regardless of demographics, can attend a great public school. We align financial and community support for quality schools- incubating and supporting great schools, effective teacher/leader programs and community engagement efforts, so the best schools in Nashville can grow to serve more students. Our five-year goal is to double the number of Nashville students in great public schools by 2020. Publisher Spotlight 302 www.publisherspotlight.com 1.615.287.0105 ellen@myrickmarketing.com Publisher Spotlight highlights books and audiobooks from favorite publishers for both curriculum support and independent reading and listening. Quality Science Labs, LLC 1212 www.qualitysciencelabs.com 1.719.302.4874 qsl@qualitysciencelabs.com Quality Science Labs, LLC offers innovative, hands-on science lab kits for distance education, independent study, and classrooms, which were developed with safety in mind. Any clean table can be a science lab because the kits offer a reliable method to include real science labs with almost any setting.

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EXHIBITOR DIRECTORY Radio ID Equipment www.carriderpro.com 1.502.223.1670

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Radio ID Equipment, Inc. is the developer and maker of CarRiderPro®. The CarRiderPro® system integrates hardware and software to automatically manage the task of dismissing car riding primary and elementary students. RBC Capital Markets, LLC 616 www.rbccm.com/charterschools 1.855.722.2663 john.snider@rbccm.com RBC Capital Markets is a full-service investment banking firm with a group that specializes in financing charter school facilities. RBC has financed over 120 charter school projects for over 75 organizations and raised over $2 billion for the acquisition, construction, renovation, leasehold improvements, and related costs of these projects. Read Naturally, Inc. www.readnaturally.com 1.800.788.4085

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Read Naturally’s innovative, research-proven reading programs provide quality interventions for struggling readers. The flagship program has been improving reading fluency and comprehension skills in students worldwide for over 20 years. Read Naturally also provides programs for phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, and more. Read Right Systems, Inc. 335 www.readright.com 1.360.427.9440 deet@readright.com Ground-breaking RTI for all aspects of reading (grades 3-12) verified to be highly effective for comprehension by independent gold-standard research rated highly by the National Center on RTI. Reinvestment Fund 1139 www.reinvestment.com 1.215.574.5892 molly.melloh@reinvestment.com Reinvestment Fund is a catalyst for change in low-income communities. Using analytical and financial tools, we bring high-quality grocery stores, affordable housing, schools, and health centers to the communities that need better access. Reinvestment Fund has invested over $320 million in 87 charter schools. 120

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Renaissance Learning 925 www.renaissance.com 1.715.424.3636 answers@renaissance.com

Robomatter, Inc. 1329 www.robomatter.com 1.412.312.3100 stemsolutions@robomatter.com

Scholar Craft Products 845 www.scholarcraft.com 1.205.841.1922 steve@scholarcraft.com

Renaissance Learning™ is a leading provider of cloud-based K-12 assessment and learning analytics with a presence in more than 60 countries around the world. By delivering deep insight into what students know, what they like, and how they learn, Renaissance Learning enables educators to differentiate instruction and personalize practice daily.

Founded by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, Robomatter, Inc. uses research-based technology and teaching methods, developed at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Academy, to provide high-quality, cost-effective K-12 STEM education solutions to classrooms around the world, helping ensure students are ready to compete in a global, emerging economy.

Scholar Craft is the very best in collaborative educational furniture for the 21st century. Flexibility, design, ergonomics, and affordability combine to offer you the best solution for every educational platform. Create your specific learning environment and posture your students for success.

Responsive Classroom 945 www.responsiveclassroom.org 1.413.863.8288 info@responsiveclassroom.org

S&S Worldwide, Inc. www.ssww.com 1.800.243.9232

Responsive Classroom is a research-based approach to K-8 education that is associated with greater teacher effectiveness, higher student achievement, and improved school climate. It has been recognized by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) as one of the most "well-designed, evidence-based" social and emotional learning programs.

S&S Worldwide provides classroom and education supplies including STEM supplies, sport/PE equipment, art supplies, crafts, furniture, and more to educators and learning institutions nationwide. Our bottom line is happy customers. It is our hope to become the supplier of choice for all of your schools' needs. Contact us to learn more. 

Scholastic Magazines will be showcasing their unique print and digital non-fiction supplements. Each product is designed to engage students with high-interest topics and save teachers valuable planning time with ready-to-use lessons and online resources. Customers who wish to purchase magazines at the conference receive a special 20% discount.

SABIS Educational Systems, Inc. www.sabis.net 1.952.918.1850 jafonso@sabis.net

School Food Solutions L3C 1117 www.schoolfoodsolutions.org 1.203.940.2708 jkeeney@schoolfoodsolutions.org

Revolution Foods offers nutritious, real food kids love, designed specifically to support charters. We believe proper nutrition is a cornerstone for providing youth the nourishment needed to lead successful, healthy lives. We prepare meals fresh daily with ingredients you recognize using whole foods like fresh fruit, vegetables, and whole grains.

SABIS® Educational Systems, Inc. is an education management organization that manages public and private schools in North America, South America, and Europe. Using a proprietary system, SABIS® Network schools, including 12 U.S. charter public schools, provide students with a top-quality education that prepares them to achieve success in a changing world. Visit sabis.net/educational-systems for management/licensing options.

School Food Solutions helps charter schools participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) by guiding them through the School Food Authority application process, conduct a foodservice vendor RFP, and comply with the NSLP rules and regulations to provide healthy food while operating at breakeven.

Robert W. Baird & Co. 603 www.rwbaird.com/charterschools 1.303.270.6335 bcolon@rwbaird.com

Sanford Harmony www.sanfordharmony.org 1.858.245.0361

Baird’s National Charter School Facilities Financing team has assisted charter schools and CMO’s on 140+ charter school financings, obtaining over $2.6 billion in funding for construction, land purchase, renovations, and other capital projects. These financings have been accomplished utilizing bond issues, New Markets Tax Credits, and other long-term financing sources.

Sanford Harmony is the social-emotional learning program that builds stronger classroom relationships so you can spend less time managing troublesome classroom behavior and more time teaching.

Revolution Foods 305 www.revolutionfoods.com 1.510.816.1014 susan@revolutionfoods.com

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School Outfitters 648 www.schooloutfitters.com 1.800.260.2776 sales@schooloutfitters.com

234 smccrary@nu.edu

School Outfitters is your source for school furniture, and equipment. Our easy-to-use website and custom support make it simple to create the learning space you need. You’ll find everything from classic products to the most recent classroom innovations, plus hundreds of top school furniture brands, including School Outfitters exclusives.

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EXHIBITOR DIRECTORY School Tech Supply 723 www.schooltechsupply.com 1.818.495.2219 susan.barnett@schooltechsupply.com STS provides the right technology for less money. Our Second-Life Hardware™ is backed by the STS Value Protection Plan,™ including the industry’s only lifetime parts warranty. As a Promethean partner, we provide state-of-the-art, interactive, front-of-class technology at the lowest prices. Additional services include White Glove Services,™ and Cloud-based Solutions™. Schoolairis 1327 www.schoolairis.com 1.615.601.1853 info@schoolairis.com Schoolairis is an online platform designed from the ground up with student recruitment in mind. It allows schools and networks to keep track of all contact with prospective students’ families, and provides real-time data showing where you stand against your recruitment goals. Target your recruitment more effectively with Schoolairis. SCHOOLinSITES 636 www.schoolinsites.com 1.251.476.3081 maya@schoolinsites.com SCHOOLinSITES exists to be your digital education partner. We provide services that give your school or district an edge in the vast world of online learning. We connect all your dots. SchoolMessenger 1009 www.schoolmessenger.com 1.888.527.5225 sales@schoolmessenger.com SchoolMessenger is the trusted provider of communications solutions for education. Thousands of school districts, charter schools, private schools, and other educational institutions in all 50 U.S. states depend on SchoolMessenger products and services. From notifications and websites, to custom mobile apps and social media, school leaders have relied on SchoolMessenger.

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Take your charter school online and go paperless with SchoolMint. Thousands of charter schools, including KIPP, Uncommon Schools, Achievement First, Democracy Prep, and many more have already chosen SchoolMint. With SchoolMint, you can streamline student enrollment and registration, lottery and waitlist management, fee collection, student recruitment tracking, year-round parent-school communication, and SIS integration. Available online and on mobile, SchoolMint’s user-friendly design transforms the end-to-end enrollment experience for all. Visit www.schoolmint.com to learn more. Schoolrunner www.schoolrunner.org 1.720.638.2270

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Schoolrunner is a school achievement engine: impacting student success by using data to inspire action. We connect with your school’s SIS, conveniently reflecting your culture. Administrators, teachers, students, and parents can access and understand important evidence. Create and analyze academics, attendance, communication, and behavior reports to make enlightened decisions. SecondSite, LLC 236 www.secondsite.com 1.937.985.4440 jmeixner@secondsite.com SecondSite allows educators to manage student activity on Chromebooks. Track web history, Google searches, and YouTube videos. View student screens while they work. Use the content filter to block objectionable material. Create groups to monitor specific students. And, all policies follow the students anywhere, even home! SecondSite is truly Chromebook control! Singapore Math, Inc. 1119 www.singaporemath.com 1.503.557.8100 school@singaporemath.com As the first company to bring Singapore Math® programs to the US and Canada, Singapore Math, Inc.® has supplied thousands of schools with their curriculum materials. We welcome you to learn more about the Singapore approach and methodology, and to discover how it can benefit your students.

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SKOOKII www.skookii.com 1.520.440.9869

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SKOOKII [s'cookie] is the simplest way to pay for all school related activities and fees. With our web and mobile apps, paying for athletics, aftercare, or donations is fast, fun, and free. SKOOKII is frictionless for schools and parents: no cost, no contracts, and no student data required. SmarterHR, LLC www.smarterhrnow.com 1.508.245.3100

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SmarterHR, LLC provides a single platform human capital management system for all your administrative needs from hiring to retiring. This includes on-boarding, payroll, benefits, retirement reporting, as well as ACA reporting. In addition, we are one of the few companies who can customize the program around your needs. SMART for Charters 428 www.smartforcharters.com 1.866.534.9600 sales@smartforcharters.com Smart for Charters manages fees and enhancements so school administrators can focus on academics and delivering quality educational programs. For over 25 years, and with 2,500 school customers, Smart has continued to earn stellar grades from both parents and school administrators. SOS Personnel www.sossubs.org 1.888.266.1175

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SOS Personnel is the leading provider of substitute teachers to charter schools nationwide. Our mission is to build confidence and a love of learning, while giving students a solid foundation, even if it is just for a day.

SOS Survival Products 935 www.sosproducts.com 1.800.479.7998 orders@sosproducts.com Supplier of School Emergency Preparedness Supplies since 1989. We offer classroom and lockdown kits, first aid kits, traffic safety items, student emergency kits, bulk food and water storage, and more. We can help customize orders to your specific needs. We have over 5,000 items available. You can request a catalog at sosproducts.com Sound Training 311 www.soundtraining.co.uk 004.416.4242 ext. 4298 enquiries@soundtraining.co.uk Sound Training© is the unique British teaching program raising achievement and literacy levels across the curriculum. Now demonstrating amazing results in US schools, reading age gains average 36 months after a one hourly intervention for six weeks. SPEDCO 309 www.spedco.co 1.435.229.7366 spedco.director@gmail.com SPEDCO provides comprehensive technical assistance and instructional support to charter schools across the nation to improve student outcomes, implementation of effective instructional programs, compliance with state and federal requirements, and staff retention. SPEDCO builds relationships with schools to ensure students with disabilities benefit from the best educational opportunities. SpedTrack www.spedtrack.com 1.417.823.8449

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SpedTrack™ is a web-based IEP software that revolutionizes the management of your Special Education program. SpedTrack centralizes your information and processes into one user friendly application, easing the burden of managing Special Education for both teachers and administrators.

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EXHIBITOR DIRECTORY Spirit Monkey www.spiritmonkey.com 1.210.978.0457

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Spirit Sticks® are the latest schoolyard craze and educators love them! Small embroidered patches students earn, collect, and display on a backpack. Sprout by HP www.sprout.com 1.650.857.1501

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Sprout by HP is the world’s first fully-integrated desktop 3D scanning solution, and it’s set to change the way you create! Learn more at www.sprout.com. Squar Milner, LLP 1319 www.squarmilner.com 1.858.597.4100 jrotherham@squarmilner.com Squar Milner is one of the largest Southern California based CPA firms with over 300 professionals with offices in Los Angeles, Newport Beach, San Diego, Encino, and the Cayman Islands. Squar Milner has the distinction of being one of the nation's top 70 accounting and advisory firms. Stand2Learn 941 www.stand2learn.com 1.800.641.7750 michele.klumb@stand2learn.com Stand2Learn™ is the leader in research based designs for student desks. Research proves that standing desks not only improve student’s health, by increasing calorie burn rates by 20%, but also improve a student’s engagement time by 12%, and standardized test scores by 3-5%! A health focused desk helping students focus! Standard & Poor's 1116 www.ratings.standardandpoors.com/us-publicfinance/us-public-finance-ratings.html 1.212.438.5060 anthony.ivancich@standardandpoors.com Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services is the world's leading provider of independent credit risk research and benchmarks. We have approximately 1.2 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector, and structured finance entities and securities. 124

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Staples Advantage 910 www.staplesadvantage.com 1.502.618.0587 jennifer.sachs@staples.com

Teach Away USA 1228 www.teachaway.com/usa 1.713.503.2439 lafaith@teachaway.com

The American Legion 746 www.legion.org/scholarships 1.317.630.1209 tlankford@legion.org

Our product selection goes way beyond classroom and office supplies. Visit our interactive school map and see how Staples Business Advantage can help equip your cafeteria, nurse's office, gymnasium, and more.

Teach Away USA helps schools reach the best and most specialized educators in the country. We offer a range of customized recruitment services to meet your needs. We use the newest technology to reduce overall cost per hire and progressive marketing strategies to reach an unprecedented audience of job seekers.

The American Legion offers a broad range of youth programs and affiliated scholarships. From our National High School Oratorical Contest to Boys Nation, our programs extend a long legacy of fostering community service, scholarship, and camaraderie among America's youth.

Staymobile www.staymobile.com 1.678.695.8535

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We Listened. We hear you. We're here for you. With over 350,000 devices under service in K-12, Staymobile® shares how to best protect your investment in technology, maximize uptime of each device, and free up your time. Stewart School Signs 341 www.stewartsigns.com 1.800.237.3928 sales@stewartsigns.com Stewart Signs is the nation's largest supplier of changeable letter and electronic LED signs to America's schools. Strayer University 702 www.strayer.edu 1.202.408.2400 washington@strayer.edu Strayer University was founded in 1892, and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The University has a history of serving working adults and the growing population of non-traditional students. The University includes Strayer@Work, which serves corporate clients by delivering the next generation of performance improvement and workforce development. Recently, Strayer Education acquired the New York Code + Design Academy which trains developers with hands-on workshops in web and mobile app development. Success for All Foundation 1218 www.successforall.org 1.800.548.4998 sfainfo@successforall.org

Teachers-Teachers.com 927 www.teachers-teachers.com 1.877.812.4071 ext. 91 ljansen@teachers-teachers.com Online recruiting methods have become a necessary strategy in today’s market to effectively and efficiently secure highly qualified candidates. Learn how your school can use Teachers-Teachers. com to help harness the power of the internet in recruiting the most qualified educators through job postings, candidate searches, and more! Tennessee Charter School Center www.tnchartercenter.org 1.615.401.7222 amanda@tnchartercenter.org The Tennessee Charter School Center (TCSC) is committed to advancing educational outcomes for all students via access to high-quality, public school options. In vision and mission, TCSC is positioned to support quality and cultivate innovation in public education while serving as an advocate on behalf of public charter schools. TEQlease Education Finance 1335 www.teqlease.com 1.818.222.1006 mfriedman@teqlease.com TEQlease Capital is a nationwide provider of equipment lease financing. TEQlease Capital’s Education Finance group has a unique focus on providing solutions to educational institutions.

The College Board 303 www.collegeboard.org 1.866.630.9305 inquire@collegeboard.org Our mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. We are a not-for-profit organization committed to excellence and equity in education. Among our best-known products are the SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, and Advanced Placement Program®. The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice 537 www.edchoice.org 1.317.681.0745 keri@edchoice.org The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing Milton and Rose Friedman’s vision of school choice for all children. The Foundation promotes educational choice as the most effective, equitable way to improve K–12 education in America through its research, education, and outreach efforts. The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 1302 www.gilderlehrman.org 1.646.366.9666 landon@gilderlehrman.org The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a non-profit devoted to the teaching and learning of American history. Through top scholars, primary source documents, and professional development training, the Gilder Lehrman Institute provides resources that help students learn about American history in a way that is engaging and memorable.

The mission of the Success for All Foundation is to develop and disseminate research-proven educational programs to ensure that all students, from all backgrounds, achieve at the highest academic levels.

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The Learning House, Inc. 508 www.learninghouse.com 1.502.589.9878 mkatz@learninghouse.com

Therapy Source, Inc. www.txsource.com 1.866.783.5301

The Learning House, Inc. offers a full suite of educational services. Custom corporate solutions deliver programs designed to develop a skilled workforce for any industry. Through Partner Plus, Learning House helps employers improve training and retention through tuition discounts to a network of regionally accredited, not-for-profit colleges and universities.

Therapy Source is the premier national therapy provider of in-person and online staffing services and solutions for educational clients. Through a large network of highly-qualified speech, occupational, physical, and related services therapists, we provide rapid placement, and work hard to reduce your administrative burdens to keep you in compliance.

The Lion King Experience 1135 www.disneytheatricallicensing.com 1.212.282.2941 Hannah.Baker@Disney.com

The School Planner Company 224 www.school-planners.com 1.901.347.8826 snorton@school-planners.com

The Lion King Experience is a holistic arts education program that features a rigorous curriculum designed to introduce teachers and students to a wide range of theatrical skills, as well as a license to produce the musical adapted expressly for young performers.

At The School Planner Company, we work closely with schools to help you evolve your student planner into a valuable learning resource. A student planner is much more than just a homework organizer. We help you create the most comprehensive and effective planner for your students.

The Marvel Group www.marvelgroup.com 1.708.205.2220

obyrne@txsource.com

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The Marvel Group's Focus Desk is a student sit/ stand desk with a FeatherTouch Lift System that allows students to control their own desk height. The Mind Trust 244 www.themindtrust.org 1.417.522.4198 aaudrain@themindtrust.org The Mind Trust is a non-profit organization in Indianapolis. Since 2006 , we have had one goal in mind: to ensure every student in Indianapolis has access to an excellent education. The Neenan Company 211 www.neenan.com 1.303.710.1833 don.weidinger@neenan.com "Neenan designs and builds the best charter schools in the country" as quoted by Bob Schaffer, Principal of Liberty Common HS. Neenan also provides development and finance services. Neenan has project experience in 20+ states with current projects in the Midwest, Northwest, and South.

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Think Through Math 327 www.thinkthroughmath.com 1.866.357.8664 hmaksin@thinkthroughmath.com Think Through Math combines live teacher support, unique student motivation, and engaging adaptive instruction in a web-based learning system that is proven to help students learn and love math. Thrive Academics, Inc. 646 www.thriveacademics.com 1.818.927.2703 bedwards@thriveacademics.com Thrive Academics provides quality educational programs to schools. Our newest program is a web-based college/career/life skills curriculum called Voyage. Voyage prepares students for the greatest adventure of their lives by guiding them through the stages of college and career planning, while developing essential life skills needed for thriving in life.

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TIME Education 1217 www.timeforkids.com 1.212.522.2239 shari.diamond@timeinc.com

USA Funds www.usafunds.org 1.317.806.1200

TIME Education brings authentic journalism to the classroom to help develop the next generation of informed and inspired citizens. TIME For Kids’ and TIME Edge’s print and digital resources put content into context to provoke critical thinking.

Student Connections is a division of USA Funds, a non-profit focused on enhancing student success in college and career. We tackle the student success challenges facing educational institutions nationwide and the students they serve. Because successful students need to complete their education with the skills to pursue rewarding careers, Student Connections works with institutions to develop solutions that promote success throughout the student lifecycle. Ask us how we can help jumpstart student success at your institution.

Troops to Teachers 640 www.proudtoserveagain.com 1.800.231.6242 info@troopstoteachers.net Troops to Teachers (TTT) assists Service members and Veterans in becoming K-12 teachers. Participants receive guidance in identifying and pursuing certification requirements in order to pursue teaching positions. Since 1994, 19,000 TTT participants have transitioned into the classroom. Over 2,000 participants are currently enrolled in teacher certification programs nationwide. Unibind, Inc. www.unibindusa.com 1.770.674.6000

1230 tradeshows@unibind.com

Unibind provides clients, in over 120 countries worldwide, with revolutionary binding systems and a complete range of accessories for their presentation needs. Unibind systems professionally bind documents in 90 seconds and provide a large assortment of presentation options including personalized hard cover books. University of Phoenix 306 www.phoenix.edu 1.312.659.8475 renee.lewis@phoenix.edu The University of Phoenix would like to assist you with improving classroom effectiveness by aligning our College of Education resources to your specific initiatives and priorities. Let us learn how we might play a role in serving your staff’s continuing education needs.

alison.griffin@usafunds.org

USMEPCOM 1307 www.asvabprogram.com 1.847.688.3680 ext. 7508 theodore.j.hagert.civ@mail.mil The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is a tool designed to help 10th, 11th, 12th grade, and postsecondary students make career decisions. This free of charge program includes a multiaptitude test battery and interest inventory. Students learn where and how to obtain career information that matches their interests, abilities, and preferences. Vend-ucation www.venducation.com 1.800.633.1200

1308 Jimd@venducation.com

Vend-ucation designs and municipally leases customized vending kiosks integrated with many major school POS suppliers as well as our own free POS, providing students with USDA reimbursable meals and wholesome à la carte selections. All the net income is kept by the school. Virco, Inc. www.virco.com 1.310.533.0474

731 info@virco.com

As the largest manufacture of educational furniture in the United States, Virco offers a complete line of classroom, training, and hospitality furniture. Virco is dedicated to outstanding sales support, product training, space planning, and promotional literature. For more information, contact Virco at 1.800.448.4726 or visit www.virco.com.

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EXHIBITOR DIRECTORY W.W. Grainger, Inc. www.grainger.com 1.847.535.1000

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National Alliance Staff

1991 & Today!

25 Years is a long time. How long? A picture is worth a thousand words. As we celebrate charter public schools being established 25 years ago, the National Alliance staff reflected on where they were back in 1991.

Todd Ziebarth

Nina Rees

Senior Vice President, State Advocacy & Support

President & CEO

Eric Paisner

Chief of Staff

Kimberly Lane

Gina Mahony

Vice President, External Growth

Senior Vice President, Government Relations

Susan Aud Pendergrass, Ph.D.

Senior Director, Research & Evaluation

Angela Christophe

Nia Davis

Senior Director, Programs

Senior Manager, Policy & Legal Research

Mario da Costa

Natalie Ethridge

Program Assistant, Government Relations

Senior Director, Finance & Operations

Rebecca David

Nick Fickler

Research Assistant

Manager, Operations

Wentana Gebru

Precious Jenkins

Manager, Research & Evaluation

Coordinator, Programs

Kim McCabe

Lisa Grover, Ph.D.

Senior Manager, Advocacy

Senior Director, State Advocacy

Jessica Morffi

Patricia Guidetti

Director, Policy & Government Relations

Senior Manager, Programs

Robert Reed, Jr.

Russ Simnick

Senior Director, Legal Affairs

Senior Director, State Advocacy

Ronald C. Rice, J.D.

Marlene Voelker

Senior Director, Government Relations

Executive Assistant

Christine Wolfe

Emily Schultz

Senior Policy Advisor

Senior Manager, State Advocacy & Policy

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THANK YOU!

We can’t do this without you!

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National Alliance Team

Taishya Adams, American Institutes for Research

Nina Rees, President & CEO

Derrell Bradford, NYCAN

Angela Christophe, Senior Director, Programs

Jessica Ceiri, KIPP Baltimore Angela Christophe, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Mario Da Costa, Program Assistant, Government Relations

Sarah Chostner, Summit Public Schools Gina Farfard, BoardOnTrack Nora E. Flood, Colorado League of Charter Schools Megan Freeman, Peak to Peak Charter School Phillip Garza, IDEA Public Schools Erin Leonard, Collaborative Communications Group

Rebecca David, Research Assistant, Research & Evaluation Nia Davis, Senior Manager, Legal Advocacy & Research

Eric Lerum, America Succeeds

Natalie Ethridge, Senior Director, Finance & Operations

Paul O’Neill, Tugboat Education Services

Nick Fickler, Manager, Operations

Kathleen Padian, TenSquare Jill Poppe, Collaborative Communications Group Jill E. Shahen, Northeast Charter Schools Network Diana Shulla-Cose, Perspectives Charter Schools Kara Schumacher, CrossRoads Academy of Kansas City Darren Woodruff, ThinkShift

Wentana Gebru, Manager, Research & Evaluation Lisa Grover, Ph.D, Senior Director, State Advocacy

Precious Jenkins, Coordinator, Programs

Conference Production National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Angela Christophe Patricia Guidetti Precious Jenkins

Kimberly Lane, Vice President, External Growth

Breah Samuels Corie Shupe Caitlin Snyder Cheri VanDomelen Emily VanDomelen Graphic Design REACTOR design studio Clifton Alexander Emily Barnes Julie Sebby Travis Stewart Chase Wilson

Collaborative Communications Show Decoration Group T3 Expo Stephanie Doctrow Chrissy Donovan Terri Ferinde Dunham Andy Trask Erin Leonard Chris Valentine Jill Poppe Audio-Visual Exhibitor and Registration JSAV Services Brian Gordon University of Oregon David Hubbard Academic Extension Kathy Keys Van Cohen Jennifer Forbes General Session Messaging Gretchen Heberling Ed Walsh Cameron Hertel Paul Katz Photography Services Andy McCornack Panayiotou Photography Brittany Parvi Peter Panayiotou Danya Rose-Merkle

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We are committed to improving K-12 outcomes for all students, especially those of limited means, by ensuring access to high-quality educational choices that prepare them for a lifetime of opportunity.

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