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Saturday, September 28 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
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Is there a better way to hold public schools accountable?

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This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 28. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

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Mimi Swartz

Executive Editor at Texas Monthly
Swartz is an executive editor at Texas Monthly. Previously, she was a staff writer at both Talk and The New Yorker and spent 13 years as a reporter at Texas Monthly. She is a two time National Magazine Award winner and is the author of “Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial... Read More →

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HD Chambers

Superintendent of Alief Independent School District
Chambers has served as superintendent of Alief ISD since 2011.  In 2013, he helped the Texas House develop House Bill 5, which revamped the state’s curriculum and graduation requirements. Chambers also helped the House develop HB 22, which reformed the state’s A-F school rating... Read More →
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Nicole Conley

Chief Business and Operations Officer for the Austin Independent School District
Conley serves as chief business and operations officer, where she is responsible for the district's budget and capital program. In 2018, she was appointed to the Texas Commission on Public School Finance by then-Speaker Joe Straus. Prior to joining AISD, Conley worked for several... Read More →
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Robert Scott

Former Texas Commissioner of Education
Scott served as Texas Commissioner of Education from 2007 to 2012. Previously, he served two terms as the Texas Education Agency’s acting commissioner and served four years as chief deputy commissioner, in which role he managed daily TEA operations. Scott has also served as senior... Read More →
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Theresa Trevino

Vice President of the Board of Directors at Texans Advocating for Meaningful Test Assessment
Trevino is a founding member, past president and current vice president of Texans Advocating for Meaningful Test Assessment. In 2016, she served as a governor appointee to the Texas Commission of Next Generation of Assessment and Accountability. Previously, Trevino worked in private... Read More →

Saturday September 28, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
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