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SAS CEO Jim Goodnight to speak at Milken Institute Global Conference


Goodnight will moderate panel titled ‘Infusing Technology into Education for Economic Competitiveness’

CARY, NC - Jim Goodnight, CEO of business analytics leader SAS, will don his favorite non-business role Monday: passionate global advocate for education. At the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles, he will lead a panel discussion on using technology in classrooms to engage students and lift academic performance. He will also participate in a panel on the economy, moderated by Forbes Inc. CEO Steve Forbes.

Goodnight’s Milken appearance comes just days after he briefed US Education Secretary Arne Duncan on education technology. He specifically addressed the North Carolina 1:1 Learning Technology Initiative and SAS’ award-winning online curriculum product, SAS® Curriculum Pathways®, now available to all US educators at no cost.

Goodnight’s panel will cover policy issues that impede innovation, education funding, and issues to consider when providing students and teachers access to laptops.

Panelists include:

* Anita G. Givens, State Technology Director Representative; Senior Director, Educational Technology Division, Texas Education Agency
* L. Michael Golden, Corporate Vice President, Education Products Group, Microsoft; former Technology Director for Pennsylvania Department of Education
* Dr. Glenn Kleiman, Executive Director of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the North Carolina State University College of Education
* Keith Krueger, CEO, Consortium on School Networking
* Bette Manchester, a former elementary, middle and high school principal and director of special education, who for the past seven years has been the leader of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative

SAS® helps Teacher Advancement Program increase school effectiveness

The Milken Institute was founded in the early 1990s as the Milken Institute for Job and Capital Formation by philanthropist and financier Michael Milken and his brother, Lowell Milken. It is an independent, economic think tank whose mission is to improve people’s lives around the world by helping business and public-policy leaders identify and implement innovative ideas.

SAS software is used at Lowell Milken’s National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET). NIET’s decade-old Teacher Advancement Program (TAP), which seeks to improve education through professional development of teachers and school administrators, began using SAS® EVAAS® for K-12 in 2003. Today, SAS provides TAP analyses in Colorado, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming.

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