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February 5, 2010

Benchmarking teacher quality for policymakers in Minnesota: A conversation with researchers, practitioners, and innovators

Karen Seashore, Ph.D.Your participation is key to the process of decision-making for policymakers who are focusing on teacher quality in Minnesota.  Creating an informed understanding of the issues is the goal of this event.

Moderated by professor Karen Seashore Louis, the Robert Holmes Beck Chair of Ideas in Education and national education policy expert, a panel of select Minnesota experts will benchmark the issues for stakeholders and policymakers. 

Panelists include:
Mistilina Sato, the college’s lead faculty authority and researcher in the redesign of teacher education;
Valeria Silva, the new St. Paul schools superintendent;
Peter Hutchinson, president of the Bush Foundation;
Garnet Franklin, teacher specialist with Education Minnesota;
Matt Kramer, president of Teach for America; and others. 

One challenge for this diverse group of experts will be to translate the information they present into policy recommendations for the audience.

About the Policy Breakfast Series

The CEHD Policy Breakfast Series focuses on the interrelationship of research and policy and the assumption that the data and new knowledge derived from research is integral to policy formulation, policy change, and the overall improvement of public policies in education and human service. This series brings together legislators, community and education leaders, and faculty and staff experts who are in a policymaking role. If you would like more information on these events or would like to attend the next CEHD Policy Breakfast, please contact Laura Hagen at the Office for Research and Policy at 612-625-0317 or by email at


Office of Research and Policy

Laura Hagen
104 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr. SE
Minneapolis, MN
55455-0226 USA
Tel: 612-625-0317
Fax: 612-626-7496


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