Senate Committee on Education

Committee Handouts/Written Testimony

October 8, 2012Agenda (PDF)

    Submitted Written Testimony

      Interim Charge #3: "Study the growing demand for virtual schools in Texas. Review the benefits of virtual schools, related successes in other states, and needed changes to remove barriers to virtual schools."

      Panel 1: Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN) Overview
    • Monica Martinez, Managing Director, Office of Curriculum, Texas Education Agency (File 1, File 2, File 3, File 4, File 5)

      Panel 2: National Perspectives on Quality Virtual Learning
    • Heather Staker, Senior Research Fellow, Innosight Institute (File 1, File 2)
    • Matthew Wilka, Research Consultant, FSG (File 1, File 2, File 3)
    • Dr. Luis Huerta, Associate Professor of Education & Public Policy, Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis, Teachers College - Columbia University (File 1, File 2, File 3)
    • Dr. Michael Barbour, Assistant Professor, Instructional Technology, College of Education, Wayne State University (File 1, File 2, File 3)

      Panel 4: Other Barriers to Maximizing Virtual Learning
    • Don Shirley, Executive Director, Connected TX (File 1, File 2, File 3)
    • Dr. Joy Rousseau, Director of Technology, Arp ISD (File 1, File 2, File 3)

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