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Town Hall with Chris Rush

The U.S. Department of Education


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This session aired at ScIC7 Science is Cool Virtual Unconference on Thursday, October 28, 2021.

Chris Rush returns for a Town Hall over the lunch hour. He answers questions from science teachers and the audience about all things STEM education-related.

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Chris Rush  Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Innovation and Director of Educational Technology | U.S. Department of Education

Chris serves as the Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Innovation and Director of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. He also co-founded New Classrooms Innovation Partners, a nonprofit focused on new instructional models including the School of One personalized learning program, named one of Time Magazine's Top 50 Inventions of the Year. There he has served as Chief Program Officer overseeing model design, build and nationwide school implementation as well as de facto COO/President overseeing strategic and day to day organizational activities. Most notably, Chris previously worked in the Office of Accountability at the NYC Department of Education to co-lead and salvage the troubled design and development of NYC’s $95MM+ Achievement Reporting and Innovation System; Launched an ed-tech consulting services practice at Amplify Education; Specialized in financial management & IT development services at IBM; Founded a pair of tech startups during the dotcom bubble; & taught earth sciences for the Upper Dublin (PA) School District at Robbins Park Environmental Center.

Chris is a Pahara Fellow alum of the Aspen Institute, a recipient of the Robin Hood Heroes award, and holds a M.S. in Information Technology & B.S in Management Science and Information Systems. He is a recurring university guest lecturer at Stanford & Harvard Business Schools and sits on a number of boards for national social impact organizations. Chris splits his time between NYC & DC with his wife and two children.

Dr. Justin Louder Associate Vice Provost for eLearning | Texas Tech

Valerie Crawford Meyer VILS Coach/STEM Coordinator | Broward County Public Schools

Dr. Scott Sweeting Science Coordinator | Thomas County Schools

Alicia Archer Life Sciences Teacher | Mexico Middle School

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