Program Information

High School to College Mathematics Pathways: Preparing Students for the Future

Hyatt Regency, Reston, VA, May 5–7, 2019

The Hyatt Regency runs shuttles to and from Dulles Airport (6.5 miles) and to and from the Wiehle-Reston East station on the DC Metro Silver Line (1.5 miles). The program shown below is still subject to changes.


  • 4:00–5:45      Registration
  • 5:45–6:45      Welcome. Opening plenary by Uri Treisman
  • 6:45–8:30      Reception with hors-d’oeuvres and Gallery walk introducing the CBMS societies


  • 7:00–8:00      Buffet breakfast
  • 8:00-8:15       Opening charge: Framing a Coherent & Seamless Transition from K-12 to Higher Ed to Work Force, Community and Country
  • 8:15-9:45     Presentations on recent reports and recommendations by NCTM, AMATYC, MAA, SIAM, ASA, and AMTE
  • 9:45–10:15    Break
  • 10:15–11:45 Three breakout rooms. State teams split up so that at least two members are in each room.
    • Higher Education Landscape
    • K-12 Landscape
    • Workforce Landscape
  • 12:00-1:00       Lunch (time for state teams to share lessons from breakouts)
  • 1:00–1:30         Plenary talk by Jennifer Crozier, President of the IBM Foundation.
  • 1:30-2:30         Framing and State Table-Talk: state teams reflect on the problems their state task force will need to address
  • 2:30–3:00  Break
  • 3:00-4:00        Panel of representatives working at the state level on issues of equity, implementation, and capacity.
  • 4:15-5:15         State Team Planning Time. Begin to define the problem(s), identify information or data  needed to understand the issues. Create poster to be shared Tuesday morning.


  • 7:00–8:00      Buffet breakfast with gallery walk of team posters
  • 8:00–9:00      Dana Center and Achieve present on opportunities and challenges in policy and ways to address them
  • 9:15 – 10:15    State teams draft the statement of the primary problem they want their task force to address.
  • 10:15 – 11:30  Breakouts by state for Dana Center personnel to provide guidance on structuring and working with your state’s task force
  • 11:45 – 12:30  Lunch
  • 12:30 – 1:00  Considerations on Communication & Engagement
  • 1:10 – 2:10    Action planning: orienting your task force, plans for communication orienting task force, determination of what the leadership group still needs to know.
  • 2:15-3:00      Final reflections on the Forum.

Confirmed State Teams

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Washington (state)
  • Wisconsin

Confirmed Speakers and Breakout Leaders

  • Kathleen Almy, Northern Illinois University
  • Pamela Burdman, The Opportunity Institute
  • Jennifer Crozier, President of the IBM Foundation
  • Stephanie Davidson, Ohio Department of Higher Education
  • Mark Freed, Oregon Department of Education
  • Nick Horton, Amherst College
  • Matt Larson, Lincoln Public Schools
  • Rachel Levy, MAA
  • William James (Jim) Lewis, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • Gary Martin, Auburn University
  • Julie Phelps, Valencia College
  • Brea Ratliff, University of Texas, Arlington
  • Alma Salazar, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
  • Alan Schwarz, journalist
  • Doug Sovde, Dana Center
  • Marilyn Strutchens, Auburn University
  • Francis Su, Harvey Mudd College
  • Dan Teague, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
  • Uri Treisman, Dana Center
  • Suzanne Weekes, Worcester Polytechnic Institute