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        6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, 2010

        Business Attire | Refreshments, Dessert, Entertainment | Adults Only


        Argyros School of Business & Economics

        Bush Conference Room Beckman Hall 404
        Chapman University
        1 University Way
        Orange, California
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  Event Focus:  
  • High school is a make-or-break period for teenagers with impact on the rest of their lives.
  • California, along with the rest of the nation, is facing a crisis in education.
  • Budget deficits and declining student performance feed a vicious cycle.
  • Dropout rates are at an all-time high, schools are overcrowded, teachers are being fired.
  • “Disruptive” innovation and creative solutions are critical to answering these challenges.
  • Online education leverages technology to create a personalized environment that supports the total student and prepares him or her for a successful future.

Keynote Speaker & Distinguished Panelists:
  • Loretta Sanchez, U.S. Congresswoman, Award Recipient | Keynote Speaker
    Global, national, regional, local trends in public education; key issues regarding achievement, resources, alternatives bio
  • Sherry Opacic, Ed.D., Director, Institute for Leadership Development, Orange County Department of Education
    Challenges and alternatives in the changing landscape of public education: dropout rates, charters, magnets, online bio
  • Keith Oelrich, CEO, Insight Schools
    Delivering effective online education every day to every student, maximizing potential and preparing for a future after high school bio
  • Jeff McBride, CEO, YMCA of Orange County
    YMCA's after-school programs and opportunities related to alternative education programs bio
  • Dr. P. K. Shukla, Vice Chancellor for Entrepreneurship, Chapman University
    Critical importance of high school performance for post-secondary success, trends seen with incoming freshmen bio
  • Dr. Alexandria Coronado, President, Orange County Board of Education
    Alternative high school programs bio
  • John Stephens, Senior Vice President, Keenan & Associates
    Education from a business perspective, using online technology for communication and training (Keenan SafeSchools) bio
  • Manny Medrano (Moderator)
    KCOMM / Medrano Carlton / KTLA-TV Commentator bio


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