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The Next America: Pathways to Success Slideshow

November 8, 2013

Johanna Derlega, general manager, National Journal LIVE kicked off The Next America program. (Kristoffer Tripplaar)

Dan Greenstein, Director, Post Secondary Success, Bill & Melinda Gates foundation also offered opening remarks.(Kristoffer Tripplaar)

Ronald Brownstein, editorial director, Atlantic Media and Jordan Fabian, political editor Fusion, co-moderated the opening panel discussion that featured Dr. Anthony Carnevale, director and research professor, Center on Education and the Workforce, Georgetown University and Dr. Peggy McLeod, deputy vice president for education and workforce development, National Council of La Raza.(Kristoffer Tripplaar)


Next, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) provided keynote remarks. (Kristoffer Tripplaar)

Following his keynote remarks, Sen. Robert Menendez sat in a discussion with Ronald Brownstein and Jordan Fabian. (Kristoffer Tripplaar)

The event also gave occasion to discuss the results of the first College Board/National Journal Next America Poll. Ronald Brownstein presented key topline findings.  (Kristoffer Tripplaar)


David Coleman, President and Chief Executive Officer, College Board provided remarks following the poll presentation. (Kristoffer Tripplaar)

The Hon. Cecilia Muñoz, assistant to the President and director of the Domestic Policy Council also provided keynote remarks at the event.(Kristoffer Tripplaar)

Following her keynote remarks, The Hon. Cecilia Muñoz joined Ronald Brownstein for a one-on-one discussion.


Ronald Brownstein's final interview of the day was with Ray Suarez, host, Inside Story, Al-Jazeera America.(Kristoffer Tripplaar)

Next, Ray Suarez, host, Inside Story, Al-Jazeera America and Fawn Johnson, correspondent, National Journal co-moderated the "Higher Education Experts panel discussion" that featured (from left to right): Dr. Gail Mellow, president, LaGuardia Community College, Dr. Daniel R. Porterfield, president, Franklin & Marshall College, Dr. Timothy Renick, vice provost and chief enrollment officer, Georgia State University and Nina Rees, president and chief executive officer, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.(Kristoffer Tripplaar)

Prior to the "Workforce Experts Panel," Edwin Torres, Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation offered brief remarks. (Kristoffer Tripplaar)


Fawn Johnson and Ray Suarez also co-moderated the final panel of the day entitled "Workforce Experts Panel" that featured (from left to right): Esther Aguilera, president and chief executive officer, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Jason Perkins-Cohen, executive director, Job Opportunities Task Force and Blair Blackwell, manager, education and corporate programs, Chevron. (Kristoffer Tripplaar)

For the Case Study portion of the program, Gene Bowman, executive director, Alamo Academies gave a presentation and remarks.(Kristoffer Tripplaar)

To close the program, Sophie Quinton, staff correspondent, National Journal sat in an interview discussion with Gene Bowman about Alamo Academies.  (Kristoffer Tripplaar)

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