NCSLA Spring Meeting 2006

The spring membership meeting for NCSLA was held Thursday, April 27, 2006 at the at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill. The reception was sponsored by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston and the dinner was sponsored by Carolina Biological Supply Co. Photos from the meeting are below.

The Board of the North Carolina Science Leadership Association is pleased to announce Charles R. Hokanson, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Strategic Initiatives for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education as the special speaker for our spring membership meeting.

Charles R. Hokanson, Jr. hails from Pleasanton, California. Hokanson serves as a principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education on the formulation, development, and execution of federal policy affecting the delivery of public education in grades pre-K through 12. In addition to coordinating special initiatives on high school reform, math and science education, early childhood education, teacher professional development, and educational excellence for Hispanic Americans, he focuses on the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).

From 2003-2005, Hokanson served as Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel to the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Education. Prior to joining the Administration, he served on the professional staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce, where he was a key negotiator during the House-Senate conference of NCLB. Hokanson is available to speak on the Department's role in the President's American Competitiveness Initiative, High School Reform Initiative, and most NCLB topics, including Title I, supplemental education services, public school choice, migrant and rural education, teacher quality, and early childhood education.

NCSLA is fortunate to have this distinguished, national educational leader join us Thursday, April 27.

Note: Our original speaker, Dr. Henry Johnson, Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education in the U.S. Department of Education, was called to testify before Congress and will be unable to attend.

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