Ernie is the Executive Director of External Affairs for SIATech where he works with governmental, business and community organizations to build support for dropout recovery. Ernie has developed a national network of school leaders who serve at-risk students by providing career development options in addition to academic training ranging from construction trades to recording arts. Ernie has worked with charter and district school administrators on alternative education and accountability issues since 1997. He has recently been working with a coalition of school leaders to develop an alternative graduation rate for reengaged dropouts. Ernie has been a registered lobbyist with the Secretary of State’s Office since 1990 and earned his Juris Doctor from King Hall, the U.C. Davis School of Law, in 1983. Ernie will be part of the panel, “Graduation Rates for Re-Engaged Dropouts: Politics of Unintended Consequences.”
Building A Cohesive Voice for Alternative Accountability Be sure to join us for the 2016 Closing Session which will provide an opportunity to strategize about ways to impact National and State accountability policy. The adoption of ESSA brings a fresh perspective for refining accountability policies for those serving vulnerable populations and recognizes sustained momentum focused on opportunity youth. Join representatives of American Youth Policy Forum, Civic Enterprises, the California Dropout Research Project and RAPSA to learn about new opportunities and gain insight into past barriers to alternative accountability needs. Gain insight into some of the data challenges nontraditional schools and students present to researchers, advocates and policy makers. Help build a consensus to encourage best practices for data collection and useage. Learn how to frame the alternative accountability conversation to ensure policies are flexible, responsive, and useable for alternative settings. Join us on Saturday October 29th!
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