10th Annual Parent Leadership Summit “Minnesota by the Numbers: What does it mean for education?”

/ 13 March 2012 / jennifer

Monday morning, April 16, 2012
TIES Grand Hall, 1667 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul

Join us for conversation with State Demographer Tom Gillaspy and State Economist Tom Stinson about the interconnections between demographics, economics, our kids’ classrooms, their needs and Minnesota’s future.

Summit Presentations:                                                                                            (Summit Evaluation)

Opening & Introductions– Mary Cecconi PDF file
Welcome by Governor Dayton</p>

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Senator Al Franken Video Message</p>

Keynote: “Minnesota Demographic Change, Education and the New Normal”
—Tom Gillaspy, State Demographer, and Tom Stinson, State Economist
Power Point | PDF file

Tom Gillaspy served as the Minnesota State Demographer since 1979, retiring in March 2012. The demographer is in the Minnesota Department of Administration. Prior to moving to Minnesota, Tom held the position of demographer at the Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the Pennsylvania State University, specializing in economic demography. He also holds a Master’s Degree in agricultural economics.

Tom Stinson is a professor in the Department of Applied Economics of the University of Minnesota.  Since 1987 he has also served as Minnesota’s state economist, where his duties included preparing the state’s revenue forecast. A native of Washington State, he received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Washington State University, and a Ph. D. in economics from the University of Minnesota.

Read more about our keynote presenters: Tom Gillaspy and Tom Stinson.

“The New Normal plays to our strengths as a state. Minnesota has never been a high labor force state. We’ve been a high productivity state. Education is key to productivity and prosperity.”
—Tom Stinson, Minnesota State Economist

Award ceremony: Distinguished Leadership in Education
—Senator Gen Olson and Representative Mindy Greiling
Power Point | PDF file | Awards Presentation script (PDF)</p>


Founders story
10th Anniversary Timeline of Accomplishments

Power Point | PDF file</p>
“Race to the Finish Line” – Mary Cecconi
Current happenings at the Capitol as the legislature races to finish their work.
Power Point | PDF file



 What Does Parents United Do?

 Bills Still Active in the 2012 Legislative Session

Thank you Summit sponsors! ReMax Results, Labels2Learn, Child Care Works, Grandparents for Education, Humble Beginnings, Yoga Calm, Julie Schultz Brown, and Marita Bujold.

To learn more about sponsoring Parents United events or volunteering, please contact Ann Hobbie, ann@parentsunited.org.

 Summit flier