Sunday, September 20

6:30pm          Reception and Dinner: Welcoming Remarks: Fr. Timothy Scully, CSC


Monday, September 21

8:30am          Eucharist

9:00am          Breakfast

9:30-10:00    Facing the Facts and Finding Solutions

Scott Hamilton, Seton Education Partners

10:00-10:15  Objectives and Organization of the Conversation

Betsy Bohlen, McKinsey & Company

10:15-10:30  Break

10:30–11:50  What Is the Role of Private Philanthropy and What Could It Be?

Moderator: Stephanie Saroki, Seton Education Partners,

Rob Birdsell, Cristo Rey Network

Josh Hale, Big Shoulders Fund

Mary McDonald, Diocese of Memphis

Darla Romfo, Children’s Scholarship Fund

11:50–12:00  Break

12:00–1:00pm Lunch

1:00-2:30      What Is the Role of Public Financing and What Could It Be?

 Moderator: Nicole Garnett, University of Notre Dame Law School

Ron Bowes, Diocese of Pittsburgh

Howard Fuller, Institute for the Transformation of Learning, Marquette University

Scott Jensen, Alliance for School Choice

Stephen Perla, ACE Consulting, University of Notre Dame

2:30-2:45    Break

2:45–3:45   Can Lemons Be Turned into Lemonade? Handling School Closures

Moderator: Karen McCartan DeSantis, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Margaret Dames, Diocese of Bridgeport

Mary Anne Stanton, (Formerly) Center City Public Charter Schools

3:45-4:00     Break

4:00–5:15     Learning from Other Traditions

Moderator: Mark Berends, Center for Research on Educational Opportunity, University of Notre Dame

Vernard Gant, Urban School Services, Association of Christian Schools International

Sharon Miller, Ben Gamla Charter School

Andrew Neumann, Educational Enterprises

5:15–5:30     Wrap up and Preliminary Conclusions

Moderator: Betsy Bohlen, McKinsey & Company

5:30-6:30     Break

6:30              Reception and Dinner: Reflections on the National Scene

Bishop Thomas Curry, Education Committee, USCCB


Tuesday, September 22

8:00–8:30am  Eucharist

8:30–9:00       Breakfast

9:00–9:30   Can and Should Charters Be Part of the Solution for Faith-based Schools?

Anthony Bryk, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

9:30-9:40     Break

9:40–11:35  Faith-based Charter Schools: Oxymoron or Opportunity?

Moderator: Betsy Bohlen, McKinsey & Company

Aaron Brenner, KIPP Houston

Bishop Thomas Curry, Education Committee, USCCB

Clark Durant, Cornerstone Schools

Nicole Garnett, University of Notre Dame Law School

Leo Linbeck III, Aquinas Corporation, LLC, Rice and Stanford Universities

Fr. Ron Nuzzi, Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program, University of Notre Dame

Mary Claire Ryan, NativityMiguel Network of Schools

Bro. Ed Siderewicz, FSC, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

11:35–12:00pm  Review and Next Steps

 Moderator: Betsy Bohlen, McKinsey & Company