The University of South Florida (USF) College of Education will explore how money,
politics and power impact public education during the 19th annual Education in Action
event on Wednesday, Nov. 17.
Education in Action is an annual event that connects a diverse group of stakeholders from across the Tampa Bay region to explore critical issues facing the education profession. Each year, the USF College of Education welcomes school partners, community members and other leaders within the education profession to discuss solutions to prevailing challenges within the field.
“The field of education is constantly enhanced and challenged by local, state and federal institutions that believe their ideas to increase academic learning opportunities for students are best,” said R. Anthony Rolle, PhD, professor and dean of the USF College of Education. “These enhancements and challenges are often supported by political agendas and influenced by money. If Florida’s public schools are to continue providing quality learning opportunities for our students, we need to understand the influences at work in this space.”
The event will open with a keynote presentation from Eric Hall, EdD, a USF alumnus and senior chancellor of the Florida Department of Education. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion including school superintendents and USF faculty with expertise in educational leadership and policy studies.
- Carlee Simon, PhD, superintendent of Alachua County Public Schools and former executive director of the National Education Finance Academy.
- Dena Cushenberry, EdD, former superintendent of the Metropolitan School District of Warren Township and author of "Vertigo: Transforming Teaching and Learning in Public Education."
- William Black, PhD, professor of educational leadership and policy studies at USF and president of the University Council for Educational Administration.
The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Sam and Martha Gibbons
Alumni Center on USF’s Tampa campus with the keynote presentation beginning at noon.
A live stream of the event will be available to the general public on the College
of Education’s YouTube channel and on Vimeo.
For more information and to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact College of Education Development Director Tracee Norris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 813-974-0363.
About the USF College of Education:
Home to more than 2,200 students and 130 faculty members, the University of South Florida College of Education values high-quality education and excellence in research, teaching and learning. Through innovative research opportunities, hands-on field experiences and community partnerships, the College of Education provides the resources students need to become world-class educators, researchers and leaders. The USF College of Education is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and is fully approved by the Florida Department of Education.