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Annual State of Education Conference to be held on campus

Arthur Levine

Hank Huckaby, the new chancellor of the University System of Georgia, and Arthur Levine, former president of Teachers College, Columbia University, are among the speakers at the College of Education’s fourth annual State of Education Conference, Sept. 15-16.

National educational reform advocate Andrew Rotherham and Georgia state school superintendent John Barge will also speak at the conference.

The two-day event also features more than a dozen UGA faculty members and other experts presenting and discussing trends and issues related to P-16 education in nine breakout sessions.

Levine, a leading national voice in efforts to improve teacher preparation programs, will speak at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 15 in Mahler Auditorium. Barge, who earned his doctorate in educational leadership from UGA in 2004, was elected state school superintendent in November 2010. He will be the luncheon speaker on Sept. 15. Huckaby will speak at 2 p.m. on Sept 15 in Mahler Auditorium. Rotherham, co-founder and partner of Bellwether Education, a non-profit organization working to improve educational outcomes for all students and writer of the blog Eduwonk, will be the keynote speaker at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 16 in Mahler Auditorium.

More information about the conference is available online at