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Recent Presentations

CO Council on High School/College Relations 2012
(PDF, 1.41MB, 12/12)

PA Commission for Community Colleges 2012 Student Success Forum
(PDF, 537K, 10/12)

2012 NACAC National Conference
( PDF, 10/12)

2012 ECS National Forum on Education Policy
(PDF, 1.5MB, 7/12)

P-16/P-20 Councils A National Landscape
(PDF, 419K, 4/12)

2011 NACEP National Conference
(PDF, 741K, 10/11)

Oklahoma Legislative Task Force on Achieving Classroom Excellence
(PowerPoint, 205K, 10/09)

Joint Meeting of Utah Board of Regents/State Board
(PowerPoint, 209K, 7/09)

State-Level Concurrent Enrollment Policies
(PowerPoint, 491K, 3/09)

New England Board of Higher Education Conference
(PowerPoint, 870K, 1/09)

ECS/Kauffman Regional Meeting for Heartland/ Midwest
(PowerPoint, 355K, 12/08)

Nevada Dropout Prevention Summit
(PowerPoint, 300K, 11/08)

MIND Research Institute Forum
(PowerPoint, 3MB, 10/08)

Alaska Legislators and Educators: Dropout Prevention
(PowerPoint, 792K, 10/08)

Alaska Legislators and Educators: P-16
(PowerPoint, 432K, 10/08)

Kauffman Math and Science Seminar
(PowerPoint, 5.5MB, 5/08)

New York Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus Weekend
(PowerPoint, 108K, 2/08)

Colorado P-20 Council
(PowerPoint 92K, 2/08)

Nevada P-16 Advisory Council
(PowerPoint, 217K, 12/07)

Colorado Dropout Prevention Summit
(PowerPoint, 540K, 12/07)

ECS 2007 Fall Steering Committee Meeting
(PowerPoint, 222K, 11/07)

Oklahoma Senate Education Committee
(PowerPoint, 977K, 10/07)

ECS 2007 National Forum on Education Policy
(PowerPoint, 319K, 7/07)


Related ECS Links

High School Policy Center
Learn more about the ECS High School Policy Center (HSPC) and join our e-mail list to receive updates as new High School Policy Center products are posted on ecs.org.

Also be sure to visit the High School issue site.



Welcome to the Education Commission of the States' High School Database


P-16/P-20 Councils

Why this issue matters

  • Establishing a P-16 or P-20 council sets a formal expectation and a venue for collaboration across early learning, K-12 and postsecondary providers.
  • Having broad-based participation inclusive of early learning, government, business and other stakeholders helps states reach consensus among all key players impacted by P-16 reform and ensures that recommendations made by the council are heard by the appropriate policymaking authority (state board, commission for higher education, university trustees, legislature, governor, etc.).
  • A focused agenda can reduce the likelihood that time and effort will be spent on duplicative efforts.
  • Addressing early learning and the "17-20" in P-20 truly addresses the mission of a P-20 council.
  • Establishing statistical P-16 or P-20 performance goals, as opposed to more generalized statements of expectation, provide additional focus, accountability and validation for P-16 and P-20 reform efforts.

Why our methodology matters

  • Primary resources: ECS draws its information primarily from state statute, rules and regulations, recently enacted legislation, executive orders and other primary source documents.
  • For this database: ECS performed an initial search of statutes, regulations and executive orders. However, because many P-16 and P-20 councils are established independently of these means, ECS conducted interviews with and had all data verified by at least one contact in the state (typically a P-16 or P-20 council member or staff member supporting the council).
  • We believe that policy helps institutionalize practice.
  • Our goal is to document where the underlying authority lies, and where consensus has been strong enough to adopt a common approach.

Related ECS products

Staff contact:
Jennifer Dounay Zinth, senior policy analyst
303.299.3689
jdounay@ecs.org

State Profiles


A report containing all information available in the P-16/P-20 Councils database for a single state

50-State Reports


 
  1. P-16/P-20 councils (all data points for all states)

  2. Name of council

  3. Coordinating body

  4. Membership

  5. Year started

  6. Scope of the initiative (P-16, P-20, etc.)

  7. Made permanent by executive order or statute

  8. Advisory only or has authority

  9. Source of council's funding

  10. Council meets at least once a quarter

  11. Council supported by at least .5 FTE

  12. List of issues/initiatives council is addressing

  13. State has P-16/P-20 performance goals

  14. Council regularly chaired (or co-chaired) by the governor

  15. Policy changes brought about by P-16/P-20 coordinating body

  16. State council supports local and/or regional P-16/P-20 councils


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Use the diagram below to view the components of state-level high school reform, and their relationship to one another.

Please contact Jennifer Dounay Zinth (jdounay@ecs.org or 303.299.3689) with any questions on the High School Policy Center, or on high school policy and research.

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