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Portland Business Alliance events are among the highest-quality networking and professional development gatherings in the Portland region, attracting more than 7,500 people each year. The Alliance offers a wide variety of events to help members boost their visibility, connect with civic and business leaders, and raise their awareness of local and regional issues.

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Ashley Odil, Director, Events & Sponsorships, 503-552-6742
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4th Annual Equity & Innovation in Education Dinner

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Name: 4th Annual Equity & Innovation in Education Dinner
Date: May 23, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Registration: Registration for the this event is full.
Event Description:

Building Excellent Schools Together
the Portland Business Alliance
and Cascade Policy Institute
announce the 4th Annual
Equity & Innovation in Education Dinner


Join us for a lively discussion about building a new model for 21st century education! Learn about what reformers are doing in other states to enhance workforce development, close trade skills gaps and respond to a growing desire for more diverse schooling options from parents across the country.  Thanks to our generous sponsors, we can provide the dinner at no cost to Oregon legislators, business leaders, minority leaders and advocates, and education reformers.

** Please indicate in the comment section whether you prefer a chicken or a vegetarian meal**

We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event!

Guest speakers:
Marcus Brandon
is Executive Director of CarolinaCAN, an organization working to give every North Carolina child access to a great public school. He served two terms in the North Carolina House of Representatives and as Vice Chair of the Education Committee passed important legislation like Tax Credits for Special Needs, Opportunity Scholarships for Low Income Families and the Teacher Paperwork Reduction Act. Marcus was awarded Legislator of the Year by Parents for Educational Freedom, Black Alliance for Educational Options and Democrats for Education Reform. Marcus is also a strong advocate for Education Savings Accounts.

Kevin Teasley, President/Founder of GEO Foundation
Kevin Teasley is President and CEO of the GEO Foundation. The GEO Foundation is a non-profit that starts, supports, and manages high-quality charter schools in different areas of the country with a mission to break cyclical poverty. Currently, the organization manages four charter schools in three states: Indiana, Colorado and Louisiana. Stanford University reports that GEO Academies are in the top 25% in the country in terms of academic growth.

Event Sponsors:
  • BESThq
  • Cascade Policy Institute
  • dobbs
  • Greater Packing Company
  • Nw
  • Stimson Lumber Company
  • Urban League of Portland
  • World of Speed
World of Speed
Wilsonville, OR 97070
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