Upcoming Events at the Bob Graham Center for Public ServiceAugust 31st, 2015 by gainesvillechamber
The Bob Graham Center for Public Service is holding the following events in September that may be of interest to Chamber members.
Sept. 10.- Pants on Fire: Misinformation in American Politics
Pugh Hall Ocora, 6 p.m. Katie Sanders is a PunditFact staff writer based in St. Petersburg, Fla. Before PunditFact, Sanders wrote for PolitiFact for the Tallahassee bureau of the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald. She will speak at the Bob Graham Center on Thursday, Sept.10 at 6 p.m. in the Pugh Hall Ocora. Sanders will address the role that fact-checkers, like PolitiFact, play in providing analysis and accountability in the world of 24-hour news, social media and an increase in the art of political spin.
Sept. 16 – Standardized Testing: Education Policy and Politics
Pugh Hall Ocora, 6 p.m. The rise of standardized testing has dominated the political discussion surrounding public education for the last decade. Nathan Crabbe, editorial page editor from the Gainesville Sun, will moderate a panel discussion on this important issue, Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. in the Pugh Hall Ocora. Panelists include: Alachua County Schools Superintendent Owen Roberts, local League of Women Voters President Sue Legg and Gainesville teacher Susan Bowles, and Shan Goff, Florida policy director, Foundation for Excellence in Education.
Sponsor: The Gainesville Sun