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SCHOOL CHOICE NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2010
The Right to Education Act: Revolutionary, Redundant, or Regressive?
SCC
Program Schedule
TIME PROGRAM SESSIONS / SPEAKERS
10:00 AM Registration  
10:30 AM Welcome Address Welcome
Speakers: Dr Parth J Shah, President, Centre for Civil Society
11:00 AM Session 1 - RTE: Challenges & Opportunities
Chair: Mr Amitav Virmani, Country Director, Absolute Return for Kids
Comparison of State Rules
Speaker: Mr Vinod Raina, Member of the Central Advisory Board for Education 
Monitoring of RTE in Government and Private Schools
Speaker: Ms Kiran Bhatty,
National Commissioner (RTE), National Commission for Protection of Child Rights
Impact of RTE on Alternative Education
Speaker: Mr Sitanshu S Jena, Chairman, National Institute of Open Schooling
12:30 PM LUNCH  
1:30 PM Session 2: Framework of Ideal School Ecosystems
Chair: Dr Parth J Shah, President, Centre for Civil Society
Encouraging Edupreneurs
Speaker: Mr Manish Sabharwal, CEO, TeamLease Services
Innovative Policies & Programs
Speaker: Ms Baela Raza Jamil, Public Policy Specialist and Coordinator, South Asian Forum for Education Development, Lahore, Pakistan
Italian School Voucher Program
Speaker: Ms Monica Grazia Boni, Direttore Marketing, Incentive e Servizi Allaa Persona, Edenred
3:00 PM TEA BREAK  
3:30 PM Session 3: Accountability in Education
Chair: Ms Urmila Sarkar, Chief, Education, UNICEF India Country Office  
Towards Informed Choice: School Ratings
Speaker: Mr Pradeep Sharma, Country Director, Gray Matters Capital
Teacher Effort and Teacher Accountability in India
Speaker: Ms Geetha Kingdon, Professor of Education and International Development Institute, Institute of Education, London University
School Accountability: Models and Practices
Speaker: Ms Yamini Aiyar, Senior Research Fellow and Director, Accountability Initiative, Centre for Policy Research, Delhi
5:00 PM Closing: Revisioning Indian Education
Chair: Ms Premila Nazareth,
Research Advisor, Griffin Strategy Partners
Speaker 1: Ms Gowri Ishwaran, Educationist and founder principal of Sanskriti School, New Delhi
Speaker 2: Mr T K Mathew, Chief Executive & Secretary, Deepalaya
Speaker 3: Mr K Satyanarayan, Director, New Horizon Media
5:45 PM VOTE OF THANKS  
6:00 PM COCKTAILS  
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