The UNLV College of Education is proud to expand existing best practice into "next generation practices" that address and overcome the challenges we face in education throughout Nevada and beyond. Join educators, administrators, policy makers, community leaders, teacher preparation leaders, pre-services teachers and others with a direct link to education to gather in an open forum to share ideas, challenges and lessons to improve and celebrate what lies ahead in Nevada.
Featuring Keynote Speaker: Andrew J. Rotherham, Co-Founder & Partner, Bellwether Education Partners
Andrew J. Rotherham is a co-founder and partner at Bellwether Education Partners, a national nonprofit organization working to support educational innovation and improve educational outcomes for underserved students. Rotherham leads Bellwether’s policy analysis and thought leadership work. He is also a contributing editor to U.S. News & World Report and a senior editor at The 74, an education news and analysis publication. In addition Rotherham writes the blog Eduwonk.com, teaches courses on education at The University of Virginia, and is co-publisher of “Education Insider,” a federal policy analysis tool produced by Whiteboard Advisors, where he is a senior adviser. Rotherham previously served at the White House as special assistant to the president for domestic policy during the Clinton administration, as a member of the Virginia Board of Education, and as an education columnist for TIME and Executive Editor of RealClear Education. In addition to Bellwether, Rotherham has founded or co-founded two other education organizations and served on the boards of several other successful education startups. Rotherham is the author or co-author of more than 400 published articles, book chapters, papers, and op-eds about education policy and politics and is the author or editor of four books on educational policy. He serves on the boards of directors several organizations including the Curry School of Education Foundation at the University of Virginia and Classroom Champions, a Canada-based nonprofit that pairs Olympic and Paralympic athletes with high-poverty classrooms and schools for student mentoring.