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Friday, July 13, 2007

7:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
Registration Desk (session #500)

7:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
Media Office-Tear Down (session #501)

7:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
Cyber Cafe (session #505)

8:00 AM -- 12:30 PM
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Aligning P-16 Education (session #510)
This post-forum session will provide an opportunity for forum participants to learn and discuss how states are successfully aligning their education systems to ensure smooth transitions and student success.

8:00-8:10 a.m.

P-16 Partnerships in the States: An Overview
ECS will soon launch a database on state-level P-16 councils across the country. This short presentation will provide attendees information on the membership, mission, authority, supports and policy achievements of P-16 councils nationwide.

Perspectives on P-16 Work in the States
This highly interactive session will invite attendees to discuss the challenges and opportunities surrounding four key areas of P-16 reform: early learning, high school, postsecondary and teaching quality. Attendees will share what their states are doing as well as the "inside baseball" of P-16 -- breaking down institutional barriers, buy-in and implementation issues, and how these have been or are being overcome.

P-16 -- From 30,000 Feet and the Ground Up
Panelists representing a national organization and a state P-16 council will provide their relative experiences in P-16: the national organization working with numerous diverse P-16 councils and the issues states are addressing; and the state P-16 council relating the experience of rolling up one's sleeves to do the hard work of P-16 reform.

Lunch and Wrap-Up Discussion
Bring on the cold cuts. Attendees will raise any last questions/comments, provide their response to the keynote panel, discuss "other" issues P-16 councils are or aren't addressing, and ask "what's next" -- what is the future of P-16 in the states, and what should states be doing about it now?


Jan S. Kettlewell, associate vice chancellor, Georgia P-16 Initiatives, University System of Georgia Board of Regents

Charles Lenth, senior associate, State Higher Education Executive Officers, Colorado

Susan Tave Zelman, superintendent of public instruction, Ohio Department of Education; ECS commissioner

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