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56th Washington Policy Seminar
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The 56th WPS will take place 

March 22-25, 2020

Follow #WPS2020 to prepare for the Seminar 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

About

The Washington Policy Seminar (WPS), IEL's EPFP capstone event, is designed to give you an insider’s view on what is happening in Washington in regards to federal education policy and the national discourse on education. Through diverse sessions led by expert speakers and opportunities to share across sites, you will explore different policy solutions at the national and state levels while gaining the skills to take action on key systemic issues that impact all learners. When WPS ends, we trust you will have a fuller understanding of macro contexts and historical trends in federal policy; additional tools to operate in a more informed and strategic way in your own organizations, communities, and states; and an expanded, supportive, and enduring professional EPFP network. WPS is your front row seat to education policy and political theater inside the Beltway and your connection to education leaders from across the country!  

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

   

Agenda-at-a-Glance

Disclaimer: This is a DRAFT agenda. Please check this site closer to the event for updated sessions, speaker bios, and FAQs. WPS start and end times will not change. 

START

END

EVENT

Sunday, March 22

1:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

Welcome

1:30 p.m.

3:15p.m.

Opening Plenary:

  • Demographic Trends & Census 2020

  • The Federal Role in Education

3:15p.m.

3:45p.m.

Snack Break

3:45 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

Breakout by Roles:

  • Meaning-Making and Cross-Site Policy Solutions

5:00 pm

6:00 pm

Reception

Monday, March 23

7:30a.m.

8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30a.m.

9:15a.m.

Civic Engagement and Education

9:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

Breakout Session I

10:45 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

Breakout Session II

12:00 p.m.

12:40p.m.

Networking Lunch

12:40 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

Overview: Congressional Simulation

1:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

Snack Break

1:30a.m.

5:00 p.m.

Congressional Simulation

Dinner on Your Own with Cross-Site Colleagues

Tuesday, March 24

7:30a.m.

8:30a.m.

Breakfast

8:30a.m.

10:30a.m.

Morning Plenaries:

  • Federal Funding and Budget Equity

  • Policy, Politics and Procedures Inside Congress

10:30 a.m.

8:00p.m.

Site Specific Activities, Including Hill Visits

Wednesday, March25

7:30a.m.

8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30a.m.

9:15a.m.

Morning Plenary: Elections 2020 – The Education Agenda

9:15a.m.

10:00a.m.

Plenary: The Future of Education - Youth Voice

10:00a.m.

11:00a.m.

Breakout by Roles:Meaning-Making– What Am I Taking Home?

11:15 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

Closing Plenary

12:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m.

Farewell

 


Logistical Information 

WPS2020 will take place at Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC (located on Adams Morgan/Zoo red line metro stop). EPFP Fellows, please check your inbox for 2 important links: a) registration to WPS; and b) hotel registration information. Registering for WPS allows us to know that you are coming, if you have any dietary restrictions or accessibility accommodations. Registering for the hotel allows you to book your own room at the conference price.  

First time in DC? Visit the following links about key tourist opportunities:  Things to do in D.C.

And, interested in the Cherry Blossoms? You can watch them bloom on the Cherry Blossom cam here and visit the events page to learn more about Saturday, March 21st, opening celebration events. 

https://nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/bloom-watch/  

 

 

Contact Us at 4301 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 100 | Washington, DC 20008 | 202-822-8405 | epfp@iel.org

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