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Welcome & RISE Introduction

Mr. Frederick J. Ryan, Jr.,
Chair of the Board of Trustees, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute
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State of the State - Maryland

Conversant: Mr. William D. Hansen, President & CEO, Strada Education Network
• Governor Larry Hogan, 62nd Governor of Maryland
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Keynote Discussion

Conversant: Mr. Ian Rowe, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
• Secretary Betsy DeVos, 11th US Secretary of Education
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State of the State - Colorado

Conversant: Mr. John White, Former Louisiana State Superintendent of Education
• Governor Jared Polis, 43rd Governor of Colorado
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State of the State - Tennessee

Conversant: Ms. Barbara Holzapfel, General Manager, Microsoft Education
• Governor Bill Lee, 50th Governor of Tennessee
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The Federal Role in Education

Conversant: Mr. Roger Zakheim, Director of the Ronald Reagan Institute
• Senator Tim Scott, US Senate, South Carolina
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Conversation with the Chiefs

Moderator: Dr. Carissa Moffat Miller, Executive Director, Council of Chief State School Ocers

• Ms. Jillian Balow, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction
• Ms. Hanseul Kang, State Superintendent of Education, Washington, DC
• Dr. Carey Wright, State Superintendent of Education for Mississippi
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Education Governors for Early Learning

Moderator: Dr. Javaid Siddiqi, President & CEO, The Hunt Institute

• Governor Phil Bryant, 64th Governor of Mississippi
• Governor James B. Hunt, 69th and 71st Governor of North Carolina
• Governor Susana Martinez, 31st Governor of New Mexico
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Civics Made By Us

Moderator: Ms. Merrit Jones, Senior Advisor, Student Voice

Introduction: Ms. Caroline Klibanoff, Program Manager, Made by Us, Smithsonian Institution
• Dr. Mariruth Leftwich, Directory of Learning, Heinz History Center
• Mr. Gary Sandling, Vice President of Visitor Programs and Services
• Ms. Lynn Yamasaki, Director of Education
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The Role of Philanthropy in Education

Moderator: Ms. Stacy Palmer, Editor, The Chronicle of Philanthropy
• Mr. Allan C. Golston, President of US Programs, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
• Ms. Caryl M. Stern, Executive Director, The Walton Family Foundation
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Closing Plenary - Part 2: Reimagining the Future

Moderator: Ms. Fredricka Whitfield, CNN
• Dr. Spencer Crew, Interim Director, Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture
• Secretary Margaret Spellings, President & CEO, Texas 2036; 8th US Secretary of Education
• Ms. Paula Kerger, President & CEO, PBS
• Secretary Arne Duncan, Managing Partner, Emerson Collective; 9th US Secretary of Education